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Windows 7: Windows 7 Random Freezes Requiring Hard Reboot (no minidump files)

28 Sep 2013   #51
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
."........and run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates".
I wouldn't do all optional updates, the bing bar and other related things are there that are not needed. I would do only driver updates provided under optional, but everyone has their own opinion.


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28 Sep 2013   #52
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

[Read it after following the suggestions as per post #41]

One thing I am wondering .... a few years ago I used to use an ASUS board. I experienced some issues with that one. Some random freezes, hard hangs etc. Everytime I experienced that, I dismantled that PC (but not the CPU), cleaned the edges of RAM, SATA/POWER cables, GPU etc with clean cotton cloth and seated all back. Then it worked smoothly for a couple of months or so.

You may plan it.

On another note, do you have any replacement PSU? It would be better to evaluate the situation with another PSU, as some sudden fluctuation in the power supply may cause the issue, too.

Also, make it sure that nothing is overclocked there.
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28 Sep 2013   #53
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
."........and run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates".
I wouldn't do all optional updates, the bing bar and other related things are there that are not needed. I would do only driver updates provided under optional, but everyone has their own opinion.
You can hide the Bing crap but I would not avoid any Optional Updates since there are sometimes queued there needed performance patches.
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28 Sep 2013   #54
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
."........and run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates".
I wouldn't do all optional updates, the bing bar and other related things are there that are not needed. I would do only driver updates provided under optional, but everyone has their own opinion.
You can hide the Bing crap but I would not avoid any Optional Updates since there are sometimes queued there needed performance patches.
Ya, I know; i just didn't want the user to select everything by mistake and get the bing bar or silverlight. I should have mentioned they could hide it. The rest I would install.

Thanks for pointing that out.
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28 Sep 2013   #55
sosowie

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I just ran 8 passes of memtest. No errors.

Optional updates, I still have 45 that I did not install. I will install them now, minus Silverlight and Bing.

And I've unseated my harddrives, graphics, and rams before to clean them. I have not removed the PSU or have a replacement. I'll look into that, starting with the PSU calculator you suggested.
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28 Sep 2013   #56
sosowie

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Also, how do I make sure nothing is "overclocked"? I inherited this computer from my brother who went abroad; the only things I changed were the graphics card and the solid state drive in the last 2 months, hoping that would solve these issues...
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28 Sep 2013   #57
sosowie

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I was unable to fill out all the details in the PSU calculator page using Speccy, but with some guessing on my part, it recommended just under 500 watts. My PSU model supplies 750W.
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28 Sep 2013   #58
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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750 wattss are enough.

Now, how far have you gone through the post #41? Do the other hardware tests like furmark and prime 95.

Make it sure that the new Samsung SSD is running with the up-to-date firmware. I think you have Samsunng Magician installed? Have a check.
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28 Sep 2013   #59
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Can you see a brand and model number of your PSU? Some low end 750W ones make excellent 350W PSUs, in other words they don't have good nor clean output.
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28 Sep 2013   #60
sosowie

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Hi Britton,
It's by Corsair: CMPSU-750HX

Arc, I do have Samsung Magician installed, and I just checked again: I'm using the latest firmware. I'll go through those other hardware tests today, thanks.
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