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PC Randomly Freezes

  1. Hi. My PC randomly freezes and the only way to power it off is via the PSU switch. I did SFC scans and swapped out the old RAM with new one but it still freezes. I also scanned for viruses and ran CCleaner. I don't get any errors at all, it just freezes. I'm completely stumped, any help would be appreciated. Thanks. [​IMG]

    PC Specs:
    GPU: EVGA GTX 650 1GB
    CPU: Intel E5400 @ 2.7Ghz
    RAM: 2.50 GB
    Motherboard: ASROCK G31M-GS R2.0
    PSU: ThermalTake TR2 600W
    HDD: WD 160 GB
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

    Nothing is overclocked.
     
  2. Frozwire

    Frozwire TS Member Posts: 19

    I have had the same issue before when I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 on one of my machines. I got random computer freezes and hangs. I installed all necessary windows updates and updated the devices drivers but the problem still persists until when I tried to clock down my RAM settings in BIOS and the issue have been resolved so far.
     
  3. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    How did you clock down your RAM settings?
     
  4. Frozwire

    Frozwire TS Member Posts: 19

    Go to your system BIOS. under Advanced>Chipset Configuration>Dram Frequency. If it is set to AUTO then try to change it with the supported appropriate RAM frequencies [333MHz (DDRII667)] and [400MHz (DDRII800)].
     
  5. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    It still froze... :/
     
  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Try running a check disk on it. It maybe your hard drive.
     
  7. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I did on both partitions, but no errors.
     
  8. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Have you installed any new software lately.? Have you install any new drivers? What Anti virus program are you using?
     
  9. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    No, I am using Vipre.
     
  10. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Try doing a clean boot. Maybe this way you maybe able to narrow it down.
     
  11. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    It freezes on the BIOS screen sometimes, before it even accesses the HDD so it can't be a software problem right?
     
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    If it is freezing on the bios screen. It is your motherboard.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2014
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  13. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Hey. Turns out the system registry got corrupted so I had to reinstall Windows. It works now but thanks for the help. [Solved]
     
  14. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Cool(y) Glad to here this and thanks for posting back. Let us no if you have anymore problems.
     
  15. DaFroginator101

    DaFroginator101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Well that repair guy didn't know **** lol. Still froze with new Windows. Bought new HDD, still froze. So I bought a combo of an AMD motherboard, AMD processor and DDR3 RAM. (My first AMD setup :D) So everything is fine...since I just bought a new part for everything. x.x :) Just keeping you guys in the loop. It was most likely one of those 3. (Leaning more towards motherboard, since its my 3-4th motherboard purchase.
     
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  16. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Have to agree think it was the motherboard. Any way good luck with your new build.(y)

    Thanks for posting back.
     

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