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30 Dec 2011  

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Freeze ups and BSOD events in custom built computer

Hello Sevenforums members and thank you in advance for the assistance.

I have recently built a computer and I am experiencing frequent freeze-ups and BSOD events with it. None of my previously built rigs have experienced this, and the most recent computer used several of the components currently in use, including the SSD, graphics card, case/PS, CPU cooler, and Windows 7.

Computer stats are as follows:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (retail version)
Seasonic SS-550HT (550 watt)
Asrock 970 Xtreme motherboard
AMD Phenom II 980 Black processor (Deneb) at 3.7Ghz
16 Gig RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws (Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL)
EVGA GTX 460 SE video card
OCZ Vertex2 SSD (128 Gb)

All of this has been assembled recently, though many of the components (listed above) have been in service for some time.Nothing is overclocked.

I have experienced more freeze ups than BSOD. These have come at all different conditions, including web-browsing, watching video (both WM Player and online Youtube), downloading files while computer is unattended (I return and find computer unresponsive) and occasionally while gaming (mostly MS Flight Sim X). I have not determined a pattern.

Cooling is very good in the case, and the Asrock board fan controllers maintain the CPU reported temp below 45C at idle and I have not seen the core temp above 60C in any situation other than a run of the program 'Core Damage'.

I followed the directions for how to assemble a help thread for this forum, but I have not looked up any error codes yet (have not ever needed to with Win7) so I will look into that in parallel.

Again, thank you for any help.

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