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Alienware aurora freeze

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by n00berspank, Jul 26, 2012.

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    I recently downloaded a game from steam (Fallen Earth) on my aurora r1 and I was able to play for about 6-12 hours with no issue then for no reason my computer froze keyboard and mouse was unresponsive, the sound looped, the game was froze on the monitor and i was unable to soft boot, i had to hold the power button down to shut it down.
    I turned it back on after a bit, thinking it over heated i turned down the graphics on the game, and same freeze with 30 min to and hour of play time. shut it down again and started it back up this time it didnt pass its POST (power on self test) causing it to beep 4 times for the possible problem of a Ram read/write failure. after about 5 minutes it started like normal. yet it froze again.
    Now its starting to freeze at the desktop level, and i dont know what to do. (I haven't changed a single thing with this computer and i treat it like my baby regular virus scans every other week and disk cleans)

    right now im running it through a pre-boot system assessment. Ill post back with that info once its complete.
    Update: It passed the system assessment

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 6134 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 468680 MB, Free - 313830 MB;
    Motherboard: Alienware, 04VWF2
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
     
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    gonna try removing the ram one at a time till it stops freezing. (friends idea)
    only reason im updating this is incase someone has a problem like this
     
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