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Computer crashing / freezing

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#1 Chriz


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:32 PM

First, system specs:
VGA:HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PC
Monitor:Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD
MB:MSI P45 Diamond LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX
OS:MS Windows XP Pro 64-bit
CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95
Sound:Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme H/W Audio Card (MS-4132)
Memory:OCZ Special Ops Urban Elite 4GB DDR3 1600
PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Cer
HD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0
Cooling:ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Misc: Plenty of case fans

Here is the story:
I originally built this system late August with hopes it would be an awesome gaming system. Since day 1 however, it has frozen randomly. It either hard freezes, or abruptly reboots. As of now, there is no overclocking, and the system is set at all defaults.
I have done the following:
* Tried a new, larger power supply
* Ran memtest for almost 24 hours with no problems
* Tried XP and Vista (both 64-bit)
* Removed ALL unused components. Left only video card. Even unplugged CD-ROM drives
* Tried another keyboard (not mouse, but mouse had no problems on previous system)
* Downloaded all of the latest drivers (first thing I did)

When I Prime95 & SuperPi simultaneously, the system freezes. Sometimes instantly, sometimes after 10 minutes. When not running stress test programs, it freezes seemingly completely randomly. I have run Hardware sensors monitor while running stress test software, and CPU temp PEAKS at 53. 72 is supposed to be safe for this proc.
I am ready to throw this out the window... any more suggestions?
Oh, and no weird entries in the error log.

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#2 Gabisonfire


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:55 PM

Try OCCT, set it to infinite and see what happens.
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