PC freezes and only sometimes POSTs

By dedparrot
Aug 30, 2010
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  1. Hi.

    My PC sometimes POST's and boots and other times it doesn't. And when it does get to desktop the computer freezes.

    The PC is a new build (3 weeks old) and for the past 2 weeks, the computer has only worked when restarted quite a few times.

    And it's gotten worse over the past week where sometimes it POSTS and sometimes it doesn't and after lots of restarts it reaches the desktop and then freezes.

    I also sometimes get the BSOD which says "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval", and having googled this it really hasn't enlightened any further to what I already think it might be.

    Please help.


    Here are my computer specs:

    CPU: i7 920 @ stock speed
    Motherboard: XFX X58i
    GPU: XFX ATI 4890
    Memory: some generic Micron, 3x1gb, here it is: MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1
    PSU: Corsair 650w

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