It's not necessary you read it, it's just something I'd like to briefly mention and get off my chest.
The last week of summer I ordered almost an entirely new computer. everything except the newer hard drive I kept.
After upgrading, everything seemed to work fine so I decided to finally upgrade from Windows 7 to windows 10.
I made the mistake of not doing a clean install and the problems started.
First, the activation key that was automatically given to the computer was invalid. I had to let a windows tech support give me two more codes before one would work.
Second, the computer started experiencing random complete lock ups that became more and more frequent until it would crash within half an hour of sitting idle.
So I decided to completely wipe and reinstall Windows 7 to make sure all the hardware was fine before I do anything else new.
After the step back, I still had the exact same lock ups.
My next step was to come to this site and post a question, that after going through a couple issues that didn't fix the original problem the admin helping determined: "I don't know what to do, this is beyond me."
I then went to the IT technician at my Dad's plant and he gave me a bootable flash drive with a program that tests your RAM, CPU cores, and data transfer rate to see how much they can handle.
The tests immediately failed and concluded that my RAM was all working perfectly and that 5 of the 8 CPU cores were faulty and didn't function.
I shipped the processor and motherboard back to AMD with an email showing them the results and asking for a new rebuild. They sent a newly built one back as fast as they could.
The test passed it as fully functional.
Yet it was still failing completely just as much as before after booting up windows.
I sent back the entire tower and setup to AMD and said: make it all work or I'd like a refund to spend at Intel.
After looking at it for a long time, their tech team determined the recommended motherboard and CPU build, which I had, was unstable and incompatible.
They had had so few people buy this set up and absolutely 0 feedback they didn't know, so they sent back the setup working with the next gen of motherboard for no upgrade cost.
I then took to a lot of slow testing and experimenting on windows 7 still, as it still had seemingly random lock ups, simply farther apart.
I then did a clean reinstall of windows 10 to see if this would fix any problems and it didn't.
I thought. I thought and tested for a long time, reading through other forums and crash reports simply looking for something I missed before I give in to another forum.
The weakest point of the computer is the data transfer rate to the hard drive, if this was overloaded or a chip on the motherboard was weak, perhaps this is causing the problem.
After doing some finagling of setting backups to clouds and adjusting the swap file I still had no luck, so I bought a second hard drive that was solid state and set my swap file to there.
It still didn't fix the problem.
All this takes me to the problem and data I can't solve now.
I'm having complete lock ups without any possible interaction and I've tried a lot of different things to try and fix it.
Here is my Speccy screenshot:
I've tested this with a large game, medium game, a small flash game, having skype open, loading webpages, and loading/playing YouTube videos.
Any combination of two or more of these WILL cause a complete lock up. Yes, I have tested most of these combinations up to two or three with all varying in approximate time it takes to crash.
Most intensive game I have, ran at highest settings and max speed went for 6+ hours without any error of any sort.
Same game with YouTube video in background, can run 20-maybe 30 minuets tops before lock up.
Edited by ZeHolyQofPower, 18 January 2016 - 08:59 PM.