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Built PC a year ago, ran great until random reboots and freezes started


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#1 RunsWithSporks

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

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I built a higher end PC last February and everything was great until about 2 months ago. Random freezes started happening at first, not a blue screen, but a hard freeze where the peripherals would die and whatever sound or image was on the screen was stuck there. Only a reboot would get it going again. Then random reboots started happening, like everything would completely lose power and then start back up.

 

When the freezes started, I suspected software, I wanted to upgrade my SSD anyways so this gave me a good reason to. However after a new SSD and fresh copy of win7 installed it still happens.

I checked the temp, with speed fan and core temp, all are fine, I have an after market CPU cooler, so I did not think it was the problem anyways.

I then looked at my GPU. I have an old 560ti from my old system and popped that in, but the problem still persists. 

I then ran mem test, no errors. I removed 2 sticks anyways so I went from 16gig to 8, but its still happening. 

I re-seated my CPU cooler just for the heck of it, but to no avail.

 

Right now the only things I have not been able to test is the PSU, MOBO and CPU. I doubt its the CPU, but you never know. I am leaning towards the PSU or MOBO. If anyone has encountered this or have any suggestions I would appreciate your time, thank you.

 

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CPU- i7 2600k 

GPU- EVGA 670 FTW

Memory- Corsair Vengeance 16gig

MOBO- Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 

PSU- SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W

SSD- Crucial m4 512GB

 

 



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#2 the_patriot11

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:10 PM

how do the capacitors look on the motherboard? are they clean? no bulges? have you removed the motherboard and looked for any burn marks or obvious damage? if the board physically good, then I would assume its the Power supply. Do you happen to have an old PSU you can swap it out with, or another system you can throw that PSU into to test it?


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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

I do agree with you as the PSU would be the next thing to test or swap. Please do update us if there were any solution or improvements from the last time.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:55 PM

I know you mentioned you tested with another video card, but I noticed your motherboard has built in video and your cpu supports it. Have you tested without a video card at all? I also agree on testing the PSU next.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

So I think it may be a bad RAM slot. I put back in the two sticks I took out in their original slot and removed the other two. Now the system has been up for almost 12 hours and I have not had a single freeze or reboot. I will try to recreate the problem to be completely sure, will update later. Thanks for your time!






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