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#1 Sinfulfate

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

My PC has started freezing(no bsod or errors the screen just freezes and I need to reboot) a lot and I have no idea what is causing it. It started a couple weeks ago but back then I thought it was a windows problem so I refreshed my PC and that fixed it for a couple weeks but now its back again.

The freezes are seemingly random sometimes it will freeze while watching a video or while just browsing the mail app in windows 8 or when the PC goes to sleep mode and if I boot up a game it freezes during game start up %99 of the time. Naturally I assumed my graphics card was the problem so I checked the temperatures to see if it was overheating but its only at 30 degrees when it crashes. I ran the Furmark benchmark program and that ran fine without any issues. I installed the latest drivers but that didn't help. I tried re-installing windows but that didn't help. I ran memtest and that found no errors. I have a second HDD with windows 7 on it so I ran the pc under windows 7 but it still freezes. What else can I do to try to pin point the problem?


PC Specs
Intel Core i5 650(3.2GHz)
8GB DDR3
1TB HDD
ATI 7850 2GB OC edition
Samsung 830 120gb SSD
XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W Power Supply

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#2 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:05 PM

Run memtest86+

#3 Sinfulfate

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

Run memtest86+

I did. It found no errors.

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#4 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

I did. It found no errors.


For how long? A 12 hour run is probably needed.

#5 Sinfulfate

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:40 PM

For how long? A 12 hour run is probably needed.


Not sure how long it was but I stopped it after it said no errors found press esc to reboot.

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#6 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

Not sure how long it was but I stopped it after it said no errors found press esc to reboot.


I only said that because RAM is the only issue that I can think of. It's happening with two seperate installations on two seperate hard drives so that rules out the possibility of a HDD error.

#7 Sinfulfate

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:08 AM

I only said that because RAM is the only issue that I can think of. It's happening with two seperate installations on two seperate hard drives so that rules out the possibility of a HDD error.


I was thinking it might be my PSU going bad but I don't know how to test that without buying a new one.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

Take a good look at your mobo and pay special attention to the little capacitors. If any look swollen, bulging, or cracked then that might be your problem. I had a similar issue a year or 2 ago and replacing the mobo solved it.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:35 AM

My standard advice for hard to pin down problems...

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#10 Sinfulfate

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

Thanks for the suggestion guys. I unplugged everything and plugged it back in and I haven't had a crash yet. Its only been two days so I cant say for certain if its totally fixed but as long as I can play Bioshock infinite without crashing I'm happy.

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#11 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

Thanks for the suggestion guys. I unplugged everything and plugged it back in and I haven't had a crash yet. Its only been two days so I cant say for certain if its totally fixed but as long as I can play Bioshock infinite without crashing I'm happy.


I hope your luck continues!

#12 Sinfulfate

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

My pc is having problems again. This time I get the your PC ran into a problem error from windows and it restarts. It gives me a memory dump so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out this time but Im having a hard time trying to understand the dump file.

Heres what I get when I open Dump File.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:06 AM

My pc is having problems again. This time I get the your PC ran into a problem error from windows and it restarts. It gives me a memory dump so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out this time but Im having a hard time trying to understand the dump file.

Heres what I get when I open Dump File.

Spoiler


It's either a network card driver issue or a PSU problem.

#14 Sinfulfate

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

It's either a network card driver issue or a PSU problem.


Thanks, I think the network card driver was the problem. It was showing up under the Action Center as a problem and it needed to be updated. I updated it and so far it seems to be working fine.

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#15 PAL-18

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:42 PM

Windows files can corrupt over time.

You can fix most of them by doing the following:

Start Menu->
Run->
type: cmd
->In command prompt window type: sfc /scannow

Let it run until it finishes (it might take an hour). Then restart. It should fix most of your problems or at the very least lessen the crashes. If not, then i suggest doing a fresh install of the OS (backup your files to another partition and format your C partition).

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