I'm not sure this is where this thread should go so if not please move to where the staff feels it is appropriate. Here is a thread I started the end of November on the build. Basic specs: CPU AMD FX6300, Gigabite Mobo, 1 T Seagate HD, 16 GB RAM, enForce 650 Ti graphics, double dvd-rw, card reader new 500 GB Seagate HD for fresh Win 7 install
I've had considerable problems with the machine since then.
I replaced everything in the machine with the exception of the cpu and the psu. Sound card, RAM and a few days ago the motherboard. I re-stalled Win 7 SP1 and had several freezes in the beginning. The Win 7 installation didn't leave the file structure the same as it did the first time I installed it. There is not boot folder under C: but it boots fine but more on this below. As updates have been made the freezes began to stop. I didn't load any software on the machine for a couple of days with the exception of mobo utilities and Chrome. Things seemed to smooth out and the freezes stopped and continue to not plaque the machine. During this process I reconnected two external hard drives I have but got a message to disconnect them until something was accomplished and probably should have made note of what is said but didn't.
I have now installed MS Office, Outlook, and a residential design program that I use. Between all of these installs I create a new restore point then run for awhile to see if any freezes are going to occur. Yesterday is when I installed the design software. After installing the design software I decided to reconnect one of the externals deciding I would reconnect one at a time and see what transpired. Sometime after reconnecting the ext hd I had to restart, probably after an update and when it tried to reboot I had a screen come up and I required me to press a key to get the boot sequence to continue. Suspecting the ext hd interfering I decide to continue to see what happened. I ended up having the machine freeze yesterday afternoon. Before restarting the machine I disconnected the ext hd and it booted properly. So I have a definite conflict with this drive and I assume with Win 7. This drive showed a status of good with good temperature in Speccy. I have had no freezing since disconnecting the ext hd.
I will install additional software today and run until late tomorrow and attempt to connect the second ext hd and see what happens. With each software install I am creating a new restore point so I can return if freezing starts after an installation. I believe this has been software and hardware conflicting with each other but of course can't prove one way or another. I put a different RAM in because I wanted to buy locally so I didn't have to wait but I have the original graphics card in and the same model mobo though I switched out a replacement.
I furnish this update hoping it may help someone having the same type issues. I now need to figure out why the ext hd is conflicting.