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Windows 7: Computer freezes multiply times on start up, requires hard reboot

31 Jul 2012   #31
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Did you re-set the RAM settings that you had before?

Quote:
Make sure the DRAM frequency is still set to 1333MHz.
BIOS -> Advanced -> JumperFree Configuration -> DRAM Frequency -> Manual -> [1333 MHz]

In your BIOS: Advanced tab > Jumper Free Configuration >
Set these to Manual:
Set your VDD Over Voltage to 1.20v. Pg 2-10
Memory Over Voltage to 1.55v. Pg 2-12
DRAM Timing/Driving Configuration, set the first four timings to 9-9-9-25, leave the rest on 'Auto'.
In the windows Search box type 'resmon' and open it to the Memory tab and post a snip, want to see the Processes that are using RAM.

Run OCCT again, let's look at the graphs to see if the BIOS updates have helped the CPU voltage stabilize.
Post these graphs in your next post.
Run the CPU:OCCT test for 30 minutes.


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01 Aug 2012   #32
cedsays

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Did you re-set the RAM settings that you had before?

Quote:
Make sure the DRAM frequency is still set to 1333MHz.
BIOS -> Advanced -> JumperFree Configuration -> DRAM Frequency -> Manual -> [1333 MHz]

In your BIOS: Advanced tab > Jumper Free Configuration >
Set these to Manual:
Set your VDD Over Voltage to 1.20v. Pg 2-10
Memory Over Voltage to 1.55v. Pg 2-12
DRAM Timing/Driving Configuration, set the first four timings to 9-9-9-25, leave the rest on 'Auto'.
In the windows Search box type 'resmon' and open it to the Memory tab and post a snip, want to see the Processes that are using RAM.

Run OCCT again, let's look at the graphs to see if the BIOS updates have helped the CPU voltage stabilize.
Post these graphs in your next post.
Run the CPU:OCCT test for 30 minutes.

I just set them right now. I did have a BSOD this morning though.. think it was cause last night when i was shutting down it never left the "shutting down" screen. I waited for at least 25mins before I just did it myself.
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01 Aug 2012   #33
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The Resource Monitor -RAM, looks good, the opened apps aren't using too much RAM.
The 'Hard Fault' spike, generally means it's using the page file, is high considering the free RAM.

The OCCT graphs look similar, the Vcore is fluctuating a little too much.
The 3.3v and +12v should all look like the +5v.
Attachment 224411Attachment 224412Attachment 224413

The Vcore should also be relatively flat.
Attachment 224414

This is known as noise and ripple, too much can cause instability and crashes as well as damage components.
This information is from POWER SUPPLY REVIEW DATABASE
Quote:
If the PSU presents noise and ripple levels above specification you are overloading the components from your computer. As a consecuence, depending on how important the deviation is, your computer would present different problems: unwanted resets, blue screens, or even kill some of the computer’s internal components.

The bottom line:
Stay away from generic/low quality PSUs and go for a quality unit even if it means paying a bit more than you intended. You will not regret the decisión.
Your Diablotek 450Watt ATX Power supply, isn't listed at that data base site, which is not a good sign as they have a large base.
A case company's PSU is usually a cheap model, these typically have poor specs and don't deliver clean power. They will degrade quickly over a short period of time.
How old is this PSU?

Searched some reviews, not many so went to Newegg, a lot of complaints.

It's difficult to recommend a new PSU, as it's hard to test them and be sure, but have seen this solve issues many times.
In your case I do recommend a new 550w PSU, find a supplier with a good return policy, just in case it doesn't help.
Use the POWER SUPPLY REVIEW DATABASE site to check on your new selection.
They mention Seasonic, Enermax, Delta Electronics and CWT OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) as making quality units.
I always go with a brand that has Seasonic as their OEM.

Let me know what PSU you are looking at, if you decide to get one, I can research it for you.
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03 Aug 2012   #34
cedsays

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
The Resource Monitor -RAM, looks good, the opened apps aren't using too much RAM.
The 'Hard Fault' spike, generally means it's using the page file, is high considering the free RAM.

The OCCT graphs look similar, the Vcore is fluctuating a little too much.
The 3.3v and +12v should all look like the +5v.
Attachment 224411Attachment 224412Attachment 224413

The Vcore should also be relatively flat.
Attachment 224414

This is known as noise and ripple, too much can cause instability and crashes as well as damage components.
This information is from POWER SUPPLY REVIEW DATABASE
Quote:
If the PSU presents noise and ripple levels above specification you are overloading the components from your computer. As a consecuence, depending on how important the deviation is, your computer would present different problems: unwanted resets, blue screens, or even kill some of the computer’s internal components.

The bottom line:
Stay away from generic/low quality PSUs and go for a quality unit even if it means paying a bit more than you intended. You will not regret the decisión.
Your Diablotek 450Watt ATX Power supply, isn't listed at that data base site, which is not a good sign as they have a large base.
A case company's PSU is usually a cheap model, these typically have poor specs and don't deliver clean power. They will degrade quickly over a short period of time.
How old is this PSU?

Searched some reviews, not many so went to Newegg, a lot of complaints.

It's difficult to recommend a new PSU, as it's hard to test them and be sure, but have seen this solve issues many times.
In your case I do recommend a new 550w PSU, find a supplier with a good return policy, just in case it doesn't help.
Use the POWER SUPPLY REVIEW DATABASE site to check on your new selection.
They mention Seasonic, Enermax, Delta Electronics and CWT OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) as making quality units.
I always go with a brand that has Seasonic as their OEM.

Let me know what PSU you are looking at, if you decide to get one, I can research it for you.
The PSU I have now I'm really not sure how old it is. In January I had a computer problem and when I took it to get fixed the guy also changed the PSU to what it is now.. If i do buy a new PSU it will most likely be from Compusa cause I'm kinda impatient, so I'd rather just walk in and buy it myself.

Search Results for 550 watt power supply at CompUSA.com

Is the list I was looking at. If i will have to get it from somewhere else then I can.
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03 Aug 2012   #35
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Bad link in the last post, fixed: POWER SUPPLY REVIEW DATABASE

From your link, the one that looks good is the XFX Core Edition PRO550W - Power supply ( internal ) - ATX12V 2.2/ EPS12V 2.91 - 80 PLUS Bronze - AC 100-240 V - 550 Watt - active PFC.

Check the PSU Review DataBase
XFX PRO 550W (P1-550S-XXB9)
OEM: Seasonic - they are one of the best
Warranty: 5 years
Efficiency: 80 PLUS BRONZE

Second choice.
This is more expensive than the XFX.
Corsair CP-9020001-NA Enthusiast Series TX550M Modular Power Supply - 550W, 80 Plus Bronze, Single +12V Rail
OEM: CWT - ok but I prefer Seasonic
The rest is the same as above.

I wouldn't recommend any of the others.
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22 Sep 2012   #36
cedsays

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It has been a VERY long time! I've been using my laptop while i saved for a PSU. Yesterday i went to CompUSA and purchased this

HX Series HX750 Power Supply

I installed it last night and so far everything is going great. Not a single crash.
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23 Sep 2012   #37
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's good news.

Thanks for letting us know the results.

If you think your system is stable, mark the thread 'Solved'.
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