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Computer freeze/deadlock

I recently built my computer and just downloaded windows 10 from the CD. Then i began downloading applications like steam and auto CAD. Steam downloaded fine but auto CAD froze mid download i couldn't move my mouse the sound from my music cut and the keyboard wasn't responding to me pressing caps lock. I hard restarted it and everything started up so i decided to try downloading a steam game and again the same thing happened. I don't know what to do any advice is helpfully. I have already removed and reinstalled windows, I've safe started my computer, i moved my wireless USB card to another USB.
My parts:
AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card

EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

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Re: freeze

Most likely some hardware issue.
Less likely: a driver issue in the driver of the wireless USB-card (you're sure it's the latest version for Windows 10?).

What happens if connect via an Ethernet cable and download?
What happens with a totally different (other maker, other driver) wireless card?

Kees

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freeze

I just uninstalled all my windows 10 updates and reinstalled and now its saying up to date and i still have the crashes and the Ethernet at my school doesn't work. It wouldnt give me access to steam servers so i cant try. I haven't tried a different wireless card because i don't have one and cant get another. Are you saying to try a different driver? and if so do you have a recommendation for my setup im very new at Pc builds

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Re: Ethernet

I'm often wondering why people built their own PC's in stead of buying one that works out of the box. I mean, do you know anybody that builds his own car, fridge or phone? personally, I do none of the four.

- I didn't say uninstall and reinstall updates. I said reinstall Windows from scratch.
- Did you install all drivers from the drivers and utilitities disk that came with the motherboard?
- If you can't download steam at school then maybe it's steam is blocked at school. But I meant to try Ethernet at home (taking a desktop with you to school is kind of cumbersome).
- For the driver I recommend the latest one for your OS from the makers site.

Kees

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Ethernet

Ill give the reinstalling from scratch a try again and the driver and i dorm at my college so taking it home isn't an option right now. If those don't work do you have any other suggestions?

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Re: ethernet

So i understand you don't have wired Ethernet at you current home (the dorm)? Then you need wireless indeed.

My only other suggestions, except getting this working, are:
- Use a laptop from one of your dorm-mates to download to a USB-stick and install from there. But that doesn't really help online playing and browsing, of course.
- Hire a professional (computer shop) to assemble your PC and get it working.
- Buy some nice ready made new laptop or desktop that works.

By the way, are you sure it isn't a heat problem? CPU's turn themselves off if they become too hot. Check the cooler and the thermal paste. But that falls in the category 'hardware issues".

Kees

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Cpu Temp

I've had a friend of my who has built computers in the past helping me and neither of us believe its a heating problem we are going to uninstall windows 10 and install 8 over the weekend i installed 10 again after wiping it and it improved it a little bit made it further in my game launch than ever before but still had the same problem.

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Re ethernet

I checked the cpu temperature during games and the temperature is fine and I'm still having problems so I'm still confused on why I'm having problems

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build your own refrigerator, cheaply

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