my newer pc build is locking up or freezing and not sure why
Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
first I will list my hard ware and software.
It has a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.1 mother board with f10 bios, Q9300 quad core duo, 4x1 Gskill F2-6400CL5D, Evga 8600gts video card, and a Barracuda 7200.10 500 gig harddrive.
I have Windows xp pro, all drivers and bios are up to date, with AVG free, Spybot with tea timer, and Ad-aware 9.6.0.
Its not overclocked, and I ran Memtest86+ and I let it run 4 times and was no errors.
I also ran prime 95 for 4 hours with out a problem.
I removed all the anti virus, spybot, and ad-aware but it still locks up.
Some times it locks up during log in, exploring a disk in my diskdrive, and once during an update.
I ran Fear 2 and Fear 3 for a short time and didnt seem to have any problems.
Not sure what is causing it to lockup.
If there are any other test I can run or programs to check for other problems let me know.
could the hard drive cause the problem from not readind the disk fast enough?
Thanks for any help
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:53 AM
Thanks for any help
The hard drive could cause problems, but I won't jump on the idea that it isn't fast enough. You can run some HDD tests if you like.
Also, go into Event Viewer after your next lockup and look for any errors. If you are lucky, Windows may have left a clue in there for you.
You can also test your video card (I see from pics that your board has no integrated) using a program like OCCT.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:04 PM
It could be the mother board just dosnt like my memory, tried gskill and hynix.
I check the memory list they give, but most of them I never heard of, and the others I cant find anywhere.
I will get around to checking the hdd and post the results later.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:04 PM
So I ordered CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
The memory is Guaranteed-Compatible for Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P.
When get them I will leave the results.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:54 AM
Cheers and Regards
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