Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New Hardware Custom build Freezes no BSOD

02 May 2015   #1
Avaava

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
New Hardware Custom build Freezes no BSOD

Hey guys, I have a PC that was custom built with all new hardware, and it has hard freezes requiring a cold boot. It happens anywhere from once a month to a couple times a day
These freezes occur while doing anything from watching a movie, browsing the web, or when it's just sitting idly.

I replaced the PSU, flashed the Bios, reinstalled windows, changed the power settings, updated drivers, and re-sat the ram with no change.

Windows event viewer doesn't show anything that related to the crash except "previous system shutdown was unexpected".

After running stress, cpu, and memtest all came up fine.

Since all the hardware is new not sure what to switch out next, if I should reinstall windows 7 again or change something in the bios.


I'm using a
Intel i7 3770k,
Intel graphics 4000,
Asus H61M-A Motherboard,
1 Crucial DDR3 Ram 8GB
Samsung Evo 840 SSD as primary drive,
Seagate 1TB HDD
Corsair 550 watt PSU

Any help is appreciated.




Attached Files
File Type: zip SHARI-PC-Fri_05_01_2015_220024_29.zip (1.49 MB, 3 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 May 2015   #2
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Is all the parts intact and nothing is loose or anything?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #3
Avaava

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I believe so, I checked for that when I switched out the PSU.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 May 2015   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avaava View Post
Hey guys, I have a PC that was custom built with all new hardware, and it has hard freezes requiring a cold boot. It happens anywhere from once a month to a couple times a day
These freezes occur while doing anything from watching a movie, browsing the web, or when it's just sitting idly.

I replaced the PSU, flashed the Bios, reinstalled windows, changed the power settings, updated drivers, and re-sat the ram with no change.

Windows event viewer doesn't show anything that related to the crash except "previous system shutdown was unexpected".

After running stress, cpu, and memtest all came up fine.

Since all the hardware is new not sure what to switch out next, if I should reinstall windows 7 again or change something in the bios.


I'm using a
Intel i7 3770k,
Intel graphics 4000,
Asus H61M-A Motherboard,
1 Crucial DDR3 Ram 8GB
Samsung Evo 840 SSD as primary drive,
Seagate 1TB HDD
Corsair 550 watt PSU

Any help is appreciated.
Bad ram could be the problem. I have used memtest with questionable results; bad ram wasn't detected. Try another ram chip and test results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

MemTest86+ never fails to find bad RAM if you run it long enough. Of course if you don't run it for at least eight passes results will be inconclusive, and if you run MemTest86 instead of MemTest86+ then the results are just plain questionable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #6
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
MemTest86+ never fails to find bad RAM if you run it long enough. Of course if you don't run it for at least eight passes results will be inconclusive, and if you run MemTest86 instead of MemTest86+ then the results are just plain questionable.
You may not have had any questionable results, but that hardly qualifies as a "never" fails.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Not in any instances I've seen. Feel free to prove me wrong, I'll happily stand corrected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #8
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Not in any instances I've seen. Feel free to prove me wrong, I'll happily stand corrected.
One of my own custom built systems was crashing on a random basis. I tried running MemTest86+ more than one time on it and there was no problem. After replacing the PSU and checking all connections, I decided to remove one of the 4 meg chips and "voila" all was good. Now, let's see, how can I prove that to you?

Anyway, "never" is "always" an overstatement.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You ran it for more than eight passes? Did you swap the sticks over to prove it wasn't the RAM slots?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Anyway, "never" is "always" an overstatement.
Not really, I never eat sushi. That's an understatement.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2015   #10
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Good comeback, Boozad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New Hardware Custom build Freezes no BSOD




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
All new Hardware Custom build Freezes requiring hard reboot
Hey guys, I have a PC that was custom built with all new hardware, and I'm getting hard freezes anywhere from once a day to once a month. It happens while doing anything from watching a movie, to just browsing the web. I replaced the PSU, flashed the Bios, reinstalled windows, changed the...
Performance & Maintenance
New Custom Build Please help BSOD
Am new here. And I too am suffering from random BSODs. Had faulty RAMs, and have replaced them. And still BSOD I seriously need help guys.
BSOD Help and Support
Multiple BSOD in custom build can't tell if driver or hardware issue
I am getting various BSODs after installing Windows and still haven't figured out the cause of the problem and what I need to do to fix it. Here is a log of what I did/problems I experienced (don't know if helpful): -installed windows 8, drivers for motherboard, gpu, and wireless adapter...
BSOD Help and Support
New custom build experiencing random freezes
Just built a new machine, its primary use will be as a Symantec Ghost server for imaging new machines/taking backups. The specs: AMD A8-3870k APU Gigabyte GA-A75-D3H motherboard 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333mhz RAM 2x WD 500 GB HDDs (RAID 1) Samsung DVD-RW drive
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
BSoD on Custom Build
Hello, I've been having persistent BSoD problems on a custom rig. It happens mostly when I'm away. Of the few times I have been at my computer at the time of crash, I saw no warning signs. Basic system info: Windows 7 Professional (x64) retail Fresh installation in March onto SSD...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on custom build
Hey folks, here's my basic info: Is Windows 7 . . . - 64 bit - original installed OS on system - student version of OS, counts as full retail (can install on multiple machines) - All components are approximately 6 months old - Reinstalled OS recently (2-3wks ago?) to see if that would fix...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App