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Windows 7: New PC build, freezes after 5 minutes of start up.

12 Apr 2014   #1
Disleksik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New PC build, freezes after 5 minutes of start up.

Hi, I built my first PC about a month ago (I only have access to it on the weekends), and I have been having a problem ever since the day after I built it. I turn it on, it greets me and I see the desktop screen, then about five minutes later, without fail, it freezes. I could be doing anything and it will freeze, it could even be idle, except, strangely enough, it will not freeze if I am playing Minecraft, a very RAM intensive game. I can rule out faulty RAM, as I've switched RAM and it still froze, but I have a suspicion it might be my CPU/Cooler. I have an AMD-FX 6300 with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO aftermarket cooler, but during the time I was building it I had to sort of force the cooler's screws into place, they were a bit uneven. (Note: It was an X bracket.)

Things I've tried:
Reinstalling Windows 7 (Twice)
Swapping the RAM
Running Memtest86+ (No errors)
Running Windows Memory Diagnostics (No errors either)
Booted in Safe Mode (No freeze)
Looked at Event Viewer (No critical errors, only basic errors and warnings)

I'm extremely frustrated and I could use some help, I was about to try and install the stock cooler that came with my CPU, but I would like some last minute advice.

Note: Temps and Voltages are fine.


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12 Apr 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

personally; I wouldnt use a cooler at all. I would just go with a fan(s) setup for cooling. i dont think coolers are all that they are cracked up to be. You say the temps and voltages are fine; however; the temps could still be a issue. I would download a mb temp monitor program and see what temps you are getting and go from there.
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12 Apr 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
personally; I wouldnt use a cooler at all. I would just go with a fan(s) setup for cooling. i dont think coolers are all that they are cracked up to be.
Uhhhh... Did I read this right? So the OP should not use a CPU cooler at all? Is that what you meant to imply?

I don't think that would be a good idea, if that's what you meant.
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13 Apr 2014   #4
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Disleksik View Post
during the time I was building it I had to sort of force the cooler's screws into place, they were a bit uneven.
Could be physical damage. CPU's and sockets are quite delicate - you shouldn't use any undue force. Hope I'm wrong, but this could be an expensive lesson.
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13 Apr 2014   #5
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote:
during the time I was building it I had to sort of force the cooler's screws into place, they were a bit uneven. (Note: It was an X bracket.)
That's not good, you probably do not have good contact between the heatsink and cpu. You need to correct that.



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Note: Temps and Voltages are fine.
How do you know, what are they?


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I wouldnt use a cooler at all. I would just go with a fan(s) setup for cooling. i dont think coolers are all that they are cracked up to be.
Bad advise, good way to burn up the cpu.
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