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PC freezing

by Nico1533 / September 20, 2014 3:06 AM PDT

Hello everyone, first I would like to explain my issue the most accurate as I can, soo excuse me if i'm missing any information.

So, not even 1 month ago I bought a new video card, case and motherboard, when I receieved everything I built my PC, once that was done installed windows from a pirated source, but my key was LEGIT I just didn't have the cd, I installed everything on my SSD then my computer started freezing, forcing me to press down the power button in order to restart my system, then the more my system was crashing I though my SSD could have been the issue, because before the format, I was using my 1TB drive as a main drive and everything was running fine, Soo I formated again, using the same pirated version with my legit key, installed all my drivers, then the freezes came back.

I didn't know what was happening and started freaking out "is my gpu broken? is my motherboard faulty?" I didn't know what to think, Soo I switched my 770 for my old gpu, a 650 Ti, everything went fine for almost a day without a single freeze
then out of nowhere, my pc freeze, Soo I said, ok then its not my GPU, I installed back my 770 but this time used a different drivers, still froze. soo now i'm wondering what to do, I did a memtest and a prime95 test, all went fine without any errors.

soo the freezes kept coming, soo I found on microsoft website a legit version of windows, downloaded it, installed it on my us, then I heard that my power supply could have been the issue (my old one a 725w cooler master) soo I bought a new power supply and fresh rams, formated again, with new parts, everything went fine for almost 2 days, then just tonight I crashed I think over 15 times in not even 1 hour, I don't know what to try anymore to be honest, i'm hopping to find help here

Thing's I tried
did memtest of 10hours
did a prime95 test
tried different GPU's
tried different nvidia drivers
bought new PSU
bought new ram
formated 3 times
Updated my bios
disabling C State Support, CPU C6 State support, CPU C3 State support and Enhance Halt State (C1E).
and at the very last, changing the voltage of my CPU to 1.190v

also the freezes seems to be happening mostly when i'm gaming, I watched animes for about half a day and no freezes, almost only when i'm gaming.


CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

EDIT #1: Its the only thing I can find in event viewers, the only error that happaned 40 min before the the freeze occured

<div>Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

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Pirate source = not supportable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2014 3:11 AM PDT
In reply to: PC freezing

Since there are non-pirate sources like Digital River I'd start over. That is, I see no way to deal with a possibly tampered with OS except to wipe and start over with the OS DVD from a legit source. Digital River downloads are well discussed so I'll stop here.

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What do you mean?
by Nico1533 / September 20, 2014 3:23 AM PDT

what do you mean? my windows isn't pirated and never was, I paid for my key, I lost my cd...

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You wrote "installed windows from a pirated source,"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2014 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: What do you mean?

Try again but from a Digital River source. I read later from another source but it was unclear which it was and how you wiped the drive. That is, there could be remains of the issue in the boot area if you did a simple format.

I know folk get really upset about pirate issues but until I'm sure it's not at issue I find that support can't be had. We deal with that first.

-> You do mention freezes during games but some games do lock up. Not all are perfect so always check the forums that games have about that.

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What is Digital River?
by Nico1533 / September 20, 2014 3:48 AM PDT

I did mention I downloaded windows from somewhere but I also said I formated all my hard drives and then installed a legit one

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formatting is not going to blow off some root kits.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2014 4:16 AM PDT
In reply to: What is Digital River?
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I did google Digital river
by Nico1533 / September 20, 2014 4:18 AM PDT

Anyways, that's the one I downloaded and used, I didnt know you were talking about that, I though you were talking about the website digital river.

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OK, that took a few posts
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2014 4:22 AM PDT

I don't mind dragging along trying to get past the pirate issue but formatting isn't enough to toast the root kits folk have shown me.

After we know the machine is clean of that we get to discuss motherboard version, bios, firmware in the SSD, Intel's RST, motherboard drivers and well, that's some 20 items just to get the OS installed and more.

I find many home builders explode that Microsoft left us with a bag of Lego's.

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Alright, what's next?
by Nico1533 / September 20, 2014 4:41 AM PDT

Well what you want me to do now?

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Keep writing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2014 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Alright, what's next?

If you had written which image you downloaded from where along with how you wiped the drive (formatting does not wipe the bad things) then we proceed to talk about the game, BIOS and SSD versions then off to post OS install talk.

I'm guessing you may want me to vet such a thing. OK, this infection has been around a very long time. Predating the article at and more advances since then.

Notice I just use simple links? The forum software sometimes makes a mess and I appreciate the effort to list all that detail, you can see how it worked out.

-> One of the recurring items are machines that won't give up what's amiss yet we go ahead and do the work in spite of the owner saying "it's not heat." It's no longer funny to read or hear that anymore. Sometimes you just smile and wait.

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PS. Notice your links seem to be all broken?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2014 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: PC freezing

You tried so hard to craft a great post but sometimes fancy doesn't cut it. I stopped doing that and just drop links. Clunky, ugly but works.

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