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Old 01-27-2010, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Random Freezing (Windows XP SP3)

System Specs:

GIGABYTE MA790XT-UD4P Motherboard
AMD Phenom II Dual Core CPU
ATI Radeon 4870HD 1GB GPU
4GB RAM DDR3
550W Power Supply

Before I begin, there is no overheating issues.

The computer will freeze up randomly. I can make it freeze up when I put it under the stress test in PRIME95. I can also make it freeze when installing certain programs. My sound just messed up a little while ago, and while it still works, it sounds absolutely horrible. I believe this may be a RAM issue due to the fact that PRIME95's test will lock it up and the sound recorder will not save any recordings and gives me the error message that "not enough memory is available. Close one or more programs and try again". I do not have a floppy drive so I cannot run memtest86. I do not know if the sound issue is related but I put my headphones in and it sounds the exact same. Any ideas on how to further test the RAM would be greatly appreciated, or if anyone has any other ideas on what it may be. Thank you.
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Try testing your RAM with memtest.
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Download it and burn the image to a CD. Use ImgBurn if you don't have a program capable of burning an image.
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Boot your computer off of the disk and let it run. Give it overnight unless it starts erroring left and right. If you start getting a lot of errors, shut down and remove all but one stick. Work your way through every stick of RAM, and then work your way through every RAM slot to make sure it is not a bad slot.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I used system restore and it fixed the sound problem. I cannot burn a CD either. However, I did test the RAM sticks. If I attempt to boot with only 2GB of RAM, the compter either doesn't even get to the login screen, or shortly after I login to windows, the computer will crash. I tried all four of the slots and the results were the same. Tried both sticks. Results the same. It is usually accompanied by a constant beep. The Sound recorder issue is unrelated so disregard it. That is a flaw in the program itself.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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HI,
try to improve your PSU atleast increase to 850w
its sound like virus.
download HijackThis and send log.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:40 PM, on 1/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EasySaver\ESSVR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.13\GoogleCrashHandler. exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdpcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lexmark Z2300 Series\lxdpmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark Z2300 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Recordpad\recordpad.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Your PSU should be fine (I have no idea what matt123 is thinking...).

Do you have 2 x 2GB RAM, or 4 x 1GB RAM? I can't tell from the way you put it.

Also, what is the make and model, as well as the speed, of your RAM? Your motherboard may be running at a voltage different from what the RAM uses/needs. The board runs the RAM at 1.5V natively.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It's 2x 2GB.

It's a Crucial 2GB SDRAM DDR3 1333....PC3 10600. Model number is CT25664BA1339.

The RAM is set to run at 1.5V. The link is here if u wish to view it:
Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1339 - Desktop Memory
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Offhand it sounds like your mobo is dying.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well it's relatively new. Defective equipment maybe? The loud screeching noise when it freezes up that comes through the speakers happened on my old computer too but it never froze up when it started making the sound.
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