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Dekstop freezing

by Enigmateus / May 4, 2012 1:06 AM PDT

I've just bought a new Desktop but it has been freezing a few minutes into playing almost any "demanding" game and sometimes during random usage. I don't get blue screen or any kind of warning, the image simply freezes on the screen (All sound as well) and will stay like that untill I manually restart the system. The computer fans keep going like normal and nothing seems wrong from the outside.

Could it be overheating or could it be more serious?

Dekstop Specs:
Processor: Core i7-2600 Processor (Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core)
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6850 (2gb GDDR5 PCI)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 1600M hz 8gb DOMINATOR CL9
Power supply: Corsair TX V2 650W
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 - V LX, Socket - 1155
Hard driveSeagate Barracuda Green 2TB
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout Gaming Case
(Used "AI Suite II" to auto overclock)

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Should not be your problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2012 1:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Dekstop freezing

It's new and it is time to use that warranty.

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All right then
by Enigmateus / May 4, 2012 4:32 AM PDT

I'll contact the makers and see if they can fix it, still would have been nice to know what was causing it for future desktops.

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There are causes that seem to repeat. Let's list them?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2012 4:39 AM PDT
In reply to: All right then

In no particular order we have out of date BIOS, heat sink compound (some techs seem to think it's optional), malware, overtaxed power supplies, heat and more.

We also find companies that slam together a new combination of boards and the buyer is unaware they are a guinea pig.

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Ai suite II was the mastermind
by Enigmateus / May 8, 2012 12:53 AM PDT

AI Suite II was the problem, I used its autotuning and it had maxed out all processor options which made the processors really hot. (Which with stockfan ended with freezing) So after turning all CPU options down the problem pretty much dissapeared.

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