Author Topic: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES  (Read 1415 times)

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WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« on: October 22, 2015, 01:47:57 AM »
I use AMD 8120 8 core processor
Corsair Value ram 8 GB
Asus GT 610 video card
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Using it for a week and suddenly the system is freezing without any warning

It does so even in BIOS

can you advice?


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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 06:20:52 AM »
You say you have only been using it for a week. Do you mean you have only had this computer a week or that it has been running for a week?

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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 07:35:28 AM »
The motherboard is oldish.. Gigabyte GA-880 GM USB3
Processor AMD 8120
Corsair Value RAM
Video card ASUS GT 610 (this seems to be one of the issue)
Hard disk: 256  GB transcend SSD NEW
I only used the video card from my last computer, but seems it now gives me problem with BIOS..



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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 07:36:28 AM »
You say you have only been using it for a week. Do you mean you have only had this computer a week or that it has been running for a week?
Assembled it last week and installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit  it did work for long time, I guess the processor is heating


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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 08:31:48 AM »
now am using onboard graphics and it freezes during video playback usually.
In middle of the movie the screen becomes black, the audio stops.
The fan is still moving,

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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 02:29:24 PM »
So this is a Frankenstein that you put together? Did you ever run a burn in test, a memory test, or something like Speccy? Speccy will monitor temperatures. Also check all your fans and make sure they are blowing the correct directions, and check the vents to make sure air can move either in or out of the case thru them. At a minimum I would run Speccy and see what kind of temperatures you are dealing with. If they check OK, then moving on to other tests would be warranted.

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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 06:46:18 AM »
So this is a Frankenstein that you put together? Did you ever run a burn in test, a memory test, or something like Speccy? Speccy will monitor temperatures. Also check all your fans and make sure they are blowing the correct directions, and check the vents to make sure air can move either in or out of the case thru them. At a minimum I would run Speccy and see what kind of temperatures you are dealing with. If they check OK, then moving on to other tests would be warranted.
I made another Frankenstein,
With first and the second Frankenstein, the issue was the mother board Asus M2A-MX and Gigabyte GA-880 GM USB3 Rev 3.1,
The M2A was an old rig, almost a decade old with 2 GB ram.
Can you suggest me some good motherboard with DDR3 for AMD Athlon X2 5200+ ??
Planning to use that anyway,
Also going to send the GA-880 GM USB3 Rev 3.1 for repair, the capacitors and chokes near the processor were heating up thanks to AMD 8120 processor.

The new rig is Intel i5 4440 processor with 16 GB Corsair RAM and Gigabyte B85M-D3H-A motherboard,,, the power supply is new also and am not anticipating any problems yet,, but the other ones, I shall get them working back

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Re: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT FREEZES
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 09:29:45 AM »
To be 100% honest with you, I have not been watching motherboard news or specs for a long time now, other than when someone is having a problem with a specific one. I have been using laptops exclusively for about 7 years now. And with my newest not really laptop, I doubt I doubt I will go back to the original desktop systems I used in the past. You may want to ask that particular question at Tom's Hardware or Extreme Overclocking both sites get into hardware in a big way.

Other than that, it sounds as if you need to be more careful with your airflow. Many builders that Frankenstein computers don't plan the airflow. Cables just go everywhere and fans get installed incorrectly so they are fighting with each other. I used to have a link that had a killer set of instructions on how to plan airflow inside computers, but it seems to have been taken down or moved, and I cannot find it. But Tom's Hardware does have a very nice set of pages on all kinds of topics relating to cooling and cooling design. You may want to take a look at it.

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