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Windows 7: windows 7 ultimate 64 bit freezes constantly

24 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit freezes constantly


I'm posting from a mobile phone so forgive me if the grammar is weird.

I have a computer where windows 7 freezes constantly. It can happen during boot up, with in five second.F's of starti&ng up windows it five minutes.

I have tested EVERYTHING I can think of. I have replaced the psu, tested the ram with memtest, replaced the HD, replaced the hard drive, updated the BIOS, reformatted and did a fresh install. It is still crashing. I also cleaned it from top to bottom.

I thought maybe there was an update to address my issue even get thru updating before it crashes.

My system specs are as follows:

Athlon Phenom x4 3.2 ghz processor
Asus formula III Gamers republic mother board
6 gigs of mushkin ram
1 TB western digital caviar black 7200 rpm HD
2 500 gig western digital caviar green hard drives
creative soundblasted x-fi fatality soundcard
Asus ENGTX 480 w/1.5 gigs of ram on board
Corsair ax850 modular power supply
Antec 1200 case

What else can I provide for help? Again, since I'm on my phone its really hard to navigate but ill do my best to provide it. I've about given up.

Thank you so much for any help you guys can provide.

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24 Apr 2011   #2
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

Here are some things to try.

Have you checked the temperature on your processor? It could be heat related if the fan is not installed properly or working properly.

Try removing one memory stick at a time and see what happens.

What is the exact make of your memory? Do you know it is compatible with your board? What speed are you running the memory at?

Are you overclocking? If so, go back to normal settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I have a xigmatek dark knight heatsink and fan on my processor. I've never seen the processor go over 39c under load.

This is the motherboard, ram, processor straight from my new egg invoice.

1*x*ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
1*x*AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
1*x*Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657
1*x*Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
1*x*Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
1*x*XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 1155 and AMD compatible.

The ram is compatible with the board. I checked with both mushkin and asus.

The ram defaults at 1333 and mushkin gave me the voltage parameters to have it run at 1600, which is 7-7-7-20 @ DDR3-1600 1.85 - 1.95.

I've run it at 1600 and at what the mother board sets is to by default for 1333mhz.

The chip is not over clocked.

I've taken out each chip and reseated them. I don't have a cooling issue at all.

Also, this isn't a new build. I've had this comp since late 2009. I switched out the power supply, hd and graphics card recently.

Any suggestions? I'm wondering if it's a driver issue but even with a fresh install, it happens.
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24 Apr 2011   #4
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

What security software are you running?
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24 Apr 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I can't find the link right now but there are issues with running memory > 1333mhz w/ AMD CPUs. It has to do with something built into the chipset. I would leave your memory at BIOS stock speeds while your problem is troubleshooted. If I find the link I will post it.
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24 Apr 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I'm running nod32.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2011   #7
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

Try running temporarily without Nod32. Also, do you have the latest driver for your graphics card from Nvidia?
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