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Windows 7: Unknown Issue (4 months long) Freezes

28 Oct 2012   #31

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Really good news!

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28 Oct 2012   #32


Thank you all ^_^ the suggestions were awesome! Learned a thing or two and will definitely keep those in mind next troubleshoot. Just done with what may be 2 hours of gaming with no crash oc'ed at 4.5. Sweet stability. Thanks again all. Feel free to close this. Cheers.
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30 Oct 2012   #33
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Good find, an extra stand-off can play hell with a system. I've done that too.
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30 Oct 2012   #34


Yeah worse thing is everyone suggested reseating the components and that was the one thing I overlooked xD. Impatience is really our worse enemy. How did you notice your extra standoff? I'm a tad disappointed with the RIVE though. Packaging said eatx but it had regular 9 standoff screw holes as per the atx.
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31 Oct 2012   #35
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Mine wouldn't even POST, so after trying re-doing the wiring a few time, I pulled the board out. I said a few cuss words at that point.
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31 Oct 2012   #36


Lol I'm glad I chose this line as a hobby and work. Love these silly little experiences that make or break.
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31 Oct 2012   #37
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Well, each stupid thing I do makes me smarter, lol!
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31 Oct 2012   #38


Couldn't be said better than that. Cheers.
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31 Oct 2012   #39
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Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

shawnglory go back to post #28 and print that post. Hang it on the wall so you don't forget.
We all make mistakes some cost more than others. Learning from mistakes is called gaining knowledge.
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31 Oct 2012   #40

Windows 7 professional 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawnglory View Post

Here are my specs to begin:

i7 3930k
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - Bios 3010 post CAP Convertor
32 GB (XMP) 4x4 2 sets. - XMP Profile 1866 - 1.65V


Corsair Force GT 120GB
WD Cav Black Sata 6 1 TB

CM Cosmos 2 (Not sure about this but I'm suspecting the chassis as well with its layout)
1200w CM Silent Gold PSU

Win 7 64 Ultimate

Pre-posting this topic notes:

- Day 1 problem - 00 Debug Code - No Boot - No On-screen display (solved with reinstalling the parts)

- Day 1 problem - Random freezes

- Month and a half ago, PSU went kaput from what may be a surge

- To test damage, powered on the pc and all was running well.

- Removed PSU and sent for RMA

- Got a new set a few days back

- Rules out PSU issue

After installing and running with new PSU

- Update UEFI BIOS with Cap-Convertor

- Bios upgraded to 3010 RIVE non-custom

- Issue persists.

- Freezes are random still

- Freezes can be delayed by toying around with DIGI+ Power Control

- 00 Debug if restarted after freeze without removing power source

- Unplugging for 5 seconds results in regular boot procedure. AE > AA (select mode > boot)

- All parts are as is as it was in day 1 with the exception of PSU (RMA'ed)

Most Common Freezes

- Whilst Gaming

- When Chassis is Shaked (not always)

- When removing Wireless Adapter from front USB Panels (Chassis)

- When transfering Wireless Adapter USB Ports from 2.0 to 3.0 and vice versa.

Non Gaming / Intensive Status:

- No crashes until I start multi tasking (simple music + ms office + spidertracks)

- Sometimes it doesn't crash at all.

Tests done:


- Before PSU was RMA'ed

- Lost result data

- Didn't shut down or freeze during those as far as I can remember.

I'm really baffled at this point. Prior to this there was a 1 week worth of pure good gaming experience without crashes even when it was at 4.5 GHz OC'ed with DIGI+ set to 400 frequencies for memory and some voltage tweaks.

I do hope to solve this issue before further RMA'ing any parts. It takes forever over here.

Thank you for reading this and do let me know if I can do anything to assist or provide.


This is a high end desktop you are describing. I recommend the small issues to be addressed. Replace your AC power strip with new. If you use a UPS battery backup and it is approaching 3 years old replace it with new. You would be surprised how many problems like you have described can be cured doing this. In other words- all new power connections from your computer back to the AC wall plug. Bypass your UPS if necessary. I have seen bad/questionable AC path connections cause exactly the same problems you have described in this thread.
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