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25 Mar 2013   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thanks for that. there were no problems found. I think (and hope) that it's a software problem. I just have no idea what the cause is.

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25 Mar 2013   #22
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Did you complete all of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7?
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25 Mar 2013   #23

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Did you complete all of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7?
aside from swapping RAM sticks yes, I did everything on the list.
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25 Mar 2013   #24
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How many passes did you run memtest? I'd run it overnight to stress it.
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25 Mar 2013   #25

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How many passes did you run memtest? I'd run it overnight to stress it.
I ran it for 4 hours. I'm not sure how many passes it was.
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25 Mar 2013   #26
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Lookin back over the thread I am still concerned about your providing the mobo drivers because you claim you couldn't install Updates without them. This is where some users get in trouble. Windows 7 doesn't want your drivers, but provides the driver it wants via the installer and Windows Updates when you enable driver updating.

If you provided all the mobo drivers these may be causing difficulty, espeically if they came in with bloatware packages that are running with windows. It's better to only provide the driver to get online and then only manually provide drivers that don't come in after all rounds of Important and Optional Updates are done.

Other than that, who built your PC? If it's self-built can you go over the build to make sure all connections are good and nothing is shorting?
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25 Mar 2013   #27

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Lookin back over the thread I am still concerned about your providing the mobo drivers because you claim you couldn't install Updates without them. This is where some users get in trouble. Windows 7 doesn't want your drivers, but provides the driver it wants via the installer and Windows Updates when you enable driver updating.

If you provided all the mobo drivers these may be causing difficulty, espeically if they came in with bloatware packages that are running with windows. It's better to only provide the driver to get online and then only manually provide drivers that don't come in after all rounds of Important and Optional Updates are done.

Other than that, who built your PC? If it's self-built can you go over the build to make sure all connections are good and nothing is shorting?
the reason I couldn't install the updates is because I need ethernet drivers to use windows update. I'm pretty confident about my motherboard drivers but I guess anything is possible. I had my PC built at an independent computer store. I lack the knowledge to diagnose hardware problems so that's not an option.
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25 Mar 2013   #28
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If you ran the memtest to stress RAM and HD diagnostics with DIsk Check then you've done the most important hardware testing.

You can test your CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums.

Do you have the latest GPU driver? Was there a driver used previously that didn't have the problem? If so I would roll back to it in Device Manager.

Are you running GPU bloatware? I'd not only turn disable it in Services but uninstall it to default only to the display driver.
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25 Mar 2013   #29

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you ran the memtest to stress RAM and HD diagnostics with DIsk Check then you've done the most important hardware testing.

You can test your CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums.

Do you have the latest GPU driver? Was there a driver used previously that didn't have the problem? If so I would roll back to it in Device Manager.

Are you running GPU bloatware? I'd not only turn disable it in Services but uninstall it to default only to the display driver.
when I reinstalled windows I used the same drivers I did before and I've since installed newer ones.
edit: what would you consider GPU bloatware? I have EVGA precision but it's usually not running.
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25 Mar 2013   #30
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If it's not needed for special settings, I'd uninstall any driver software to see how it performs with only the driver. This can make a difference.

Are you saying this problem didn't exist before reinstall? Stop and think what is different about the reinstall than what you had before? Was it factory preinstall? Did you have older drivers that you can roll back to now to try? These may even be loaded in Device Manager under the device when you Update Driver>Browse>Let Me Pick for you to try those in the archive.

If' you'd like I can connect and look it over for you. Install TeamViewer Download at all defaults and PM back to me the ID and password, leave it open on desktop if you see i'm online.
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