Solved Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Freezes. Home built.

September 21, 2011 at 09:01:34
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64, i7 2600 3.4/ 8 gb
Hello..

I just built this computer and installed full version Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. And it randomly freezes, consistently. After every reboot, within 5-10 minutes it freezes. I've checked the event viewer and there are no serious logs.

Specs:

*Asus P8P67 DELUXE LGA1155/ Intel P67/ DDR3/ Quad. Motherboard

*OCZ GOLD 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3 10666

*Intel Core i7 Processor i7-2600 3.4GHz 8MB LGA1155 CPU

*W0388RU Thermaltake TR2 600W V2.2 Power Supply

*NVIDIA GeForce GT430 1024MB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Video Cards (2 of them)

This computer is being dedicated as an audio editing workstation for composing to film. So I have 2 monitors currently hooked up to 1 of the gt430 cards, eventually I'll have a third monitor, but total system is useless until the freezing stops..

Keep in mind this is a fresh build, everything is brand new, no access to the internet, everything is turned on for the first time in it's life!


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#1
September 21, 2011 at 11:58:15
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Check the CPU temp in the BIOS to see if it's overheating. If the temp is reasonable, try testing the RAM with memtest86+

http://www.memtest.org/


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#2
September 21, 2011 at 13:15:02
Yeah I tried testing the ram with memtest, and didn't even get to 6% before the system froze.....

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#3
September 21, 2011 at 15:44:37
So you are going to look at bios settings for ram, re-seat ram and retest until memtest passes for a day or so.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
September 21, 2011 at 19:29:42
If Memtest freezes I am pretty sure you will end up returning the memory for replacement (assuming it is compatible memory and your settings are right for the memory).
Did you reset defaults when you first booted it up?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
September 22, 2011 at 13:00:36
Yes, to be clear you at some point may need to replace stuff until the memtest passes.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
September 23, 2011 at 11:53:28
Check the MB and/or CPU. Memory too, because that's easy.

EDIT: Quick Google search says this board freezing might be a thing.

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#7
September 26, 2011 at 07:00:11
Try to boot in safe mode and verify if the computer works fine without freezing. To boot to the desktop in safe mode keep tapping F8 key during restart. Once you see the option to boot in safe mode select it and press enter.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

If the computer works fine in safe mode, you try to put the computer in clean boot state to make sure that third party applications are not causing this issue with computer performance.


To perform a clean boot, follow the steps below:
1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
5. Click OK.
6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
7. After the computer starts, check if it works normally.


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#8
September 27, 2011 at 05:14:16
Michelsmith: If it freezes in Memtest which runs outside of windows then the problem is not in Windows, but hardware or hardware set up in BIOS. He is either running RAM faster than it should through overclocking it or the memory is bad.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
September 28, 2011 at 17:33:25
There were broken pins (at least 2 if my eyes serve me right) and the CPU was overheating according to BIOS temp.. So I RMA'd and they say since I installed it into a case (they even took pictures of the bolt holes being "used") that they won't replace it.. thanks for everyones answers!

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