Computer randomly locks up even during Memtest86

By LJOE182
Nov 30, 2011
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  1. So I had an issue with my computer randomly locking up, so I decided to reformat. After reformating and doing updates I get to installing SP 1 for windows 7. After it restarts a few times it get to the last step when it freezes. Fantastic. So I decide to run memtest86 to see if my RAM is the culprit. Running memtest86 on one stick of RAM and everything is going well until about 10 and a half minuets when the computer locks up. Keyboard doesn't respond (can't esc, can enter config, nothing) just like when I was in windows.

    Does anyone have any idea what this could be? I recently flashed my BIOS but it flashed properly. I used an in windows utility provided by MSI.

    OS (when I get it working): Windows 7 x64


    AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 3.2Ghz
    GTX 570 HD
    MSI 890FXA-GD65
    2x 4GB g. Skill RipJaws DDR3-1600
    Corsair AX850 PSU

    Edit: Happened again doing a memtest. This time only took 2:39 to freeze and lockup. Going to test the other stick in a different slot to see if that changes anything (nope a different slot with a different stick still locks it up). Unplugged all peripherals and ethernet from PC and still crashes. Unplugged the hard drive's SATA cable and memtest was able to do 2 passes before locking up.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try resetting the bios to failsafe defaults... Are you over-clocking?

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