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Computer Freezes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TwitchyTaco, Mar 31, 2015.

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  1. TwitchyTaco

    TwitchyTaco Thread Starter

    Jun 15, 2012
    The computer freezes when gaming or idling for a long time. Have to hard reset it.

    I recently bought a new Thermaltake 650W PSU and another R9 270X (Now in Crossfire). But this has been happening more often.

    I have a feeling its my Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard-drive is faulty.Not sure if it is.
    * AMD FX-8320E
    * 2x AMD R9 270X (in crossfire)
    * Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
    * 8 GB RAM
    * Seagate Barracuda 1TB HD 7200RPM
    * Thermaltake 650W PSU
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Your computer specs show you're using IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate.

    These type of apps can damage the Windows operating system and wreak havoc with a computer.

    That may be part of your issue.

  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Why not test the drive? Here is a link to seatools for dos. This is the boot version so it removes windows from the issue;

    Next have you done any basic troubleshooting? If not, test your temps and voltages; specifically the cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values. Post those here. Since you have an asus board, you can download and install asus probe [available on the support page for your mb]
    Note you do have the "LE" version of the mb. I always say that LE stands for low end. That is a budget mb from asus and as such, it is not up to the stress of hard gaming and or overclocking.

    You can also run memtest. Again this runs from a boot disk so it removes windows from the diagnostic.
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