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Old 10-31-2008, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi I recently just built a new computer and having some trouble. The problem I am having is frequent lockups. I installed vista ultimate x64 on the computer just fine. While trying to do anything with the computer it locks up. I figured it was a bad install. I re-formatted the drive and tried to re-install. While trying to install the computer locks up again. Im at a loss right now and any advice will be much appreciated. The computer specs are:

Intel pentium D processor 3.2 ghz

EVGA 790i ftw digita pwn motherboard here is the link
EVGA | Products

OCZ DDR3 reaper memory 1333


600 watt raidmax PSU

Regular 7200 RPM Sata HDD

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Old 10-31-2008, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)

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Start with testing your memory. Download MemTest86+, burn it to a CD and boot from it. Run the test for at least 8 hours.


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Old 11-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hers another thread with similar symptoms/hardware (vista and nvidia)

PC randomly freezes. Getting tired of it!

I have the same freezing problem, with vista x64 and nvidia 8800gt.
Intel E8400
Zalman 9500AT
evga 8800gt dual-slot cooler
4gig (2x2gb)g.skill ddr2 1066
gigabyte p43-ds3L
Antec sonata II mid tower
200gb Seagate HDD, 500gb Seagate HDD, 1TB Seagate HDD
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