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Windows 7: Random freezes - Seven Professional x64

05 May 2013   #61
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

WD's tool test also came in clean. I'm starting to think this isn't the HDDs... Shouldn't we move on?


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05 May 2013   #62
x BlueRobot

 

Okay good, and have you tested the RAM?Run Memtest86+ for least 9-10 passes, and preferably overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorError
RAM2GoodGood
It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorGood
RAM2ErrorGood
It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.
Prime 95 Stress Test (CPU):Enable "Round off checking" before the test (see first post below tutorial).
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05 May 2013   #63
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Okay good, and have you tested the RAM?Run Memtest86+ for least 9-10 passes, and preferably overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorError
RAM2GoodGood
It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
testSlot1Slot2
RAM1ErrorGood
RAM2ErrorGood
It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.
Prime 95 Stress Test (CPU):Enable "Round off checking" before the test (see first post below tutorial).
Long ago, RAM is OK. Downloading Prime95 and will run it later today.
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06 May 2013   #64
x BlueRobot

 

Okay, thanks for the update.
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08 May 2013   #65
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ran it right after computer froze and in rapid succession (less than 2 minutes of test) it froze in my face. Rebooted and left it running for two hours, no errors, no hangs, nothing.

EDIT: How do we test the sound card anyways?
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08 May 2013   #66
gregrocker

 

Disable or disconnect the sound card to see if problem persists.
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08 May 2013   #67
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Disable or disconnect the sound card to see if problem persists.
Do I need to uninstall something, change some config or just pull it out?
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08 May 2013   #68
gregrocker

 

Probably best to carefully remove it because it could be shorting rather than just a driver conflict.

If it resolves the freezes to run without it, then carefully reinstall it to see if they come back and if so replace the card, or just replace the card outright.
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08 May 2013   #69
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Probably best to carefully remove it because it could be shorting rather than just a driver conflict.

If it resolves the freezes to run without it, then carefully reinstall it to see if they come back and if so replace the card, or just replace the card outright.
Yeah, I know :P
I meant to pull it but not literally (like in ripping it out). Is reseating the sound card worth a try?
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08 May 2013   #70
gregrocker

 

Yes, you can reseat it. If that doesn't help then remove it to see if freezing stops without it.
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