I have run the Seatools on the hard drive and found it to be sound. I will try it again. I also changed the graphics card yesterday and got the same result so I believe it is sound. I have run tests on the memory and found no errors. It seems I'm down to the cpu itself and the motherboard. Every test I've run shows no problems with the cpu that I can tell, temperature is good. Is there any way to test the motherboard? This is probably beyond my level of knowledge anyway. I attempted to run memtest86 last night and while the time it ran showed no errors, I could not get it to complete without the machine freezing.
I have wiped the hard drive clean and re-installed the OS and am waiting to load any software at this point. I decided to let all the updates occur and hope doing it this way would prevent the freezing. I have had two this morning. Most come while surfing the net but it's not limited to this. With most the HD does not stay active. The motherboard is under the iron egg return policy while the cpu is under the iron egg replace policy. Newegg has extended returns through the end of the month so I'm thinking of possibly a different mobo. Am I thinking wrong about returning these?
Level of frustration is high with this right now. Never had these types of problems with a machine. Seems freezing is a common element with Win 7.