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PC freezes
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
Hi guys, my PC: I5-2500K (was OCed but currently in Stock) asrock z77 pro4 2x2GB Crucial DDR3 Ram 1x4GB Kingston DDR3 Ram SSD 240 (Kingdian) R9 290 tri-x oc Bequiet PurePower 500w Windows 7 My PC worked fine for almost 1 1/2 years now straight. But nowadays it has some freezes, windows isnt working than and i have to shut down the pc with the power button. This is not always the case (as right now) but for example i tried to update CSGO and it froze so i had to reboot and now i have to download the whole game (I dont know why?). works fine till 6,8 GB are downloaded and then it says "Stopping" but this keeps forever and if i want to move the steam window, windows freezes and i have to reboot. So my guess is, its the SSD which is broken. I already tested the Ram (tool and removed them one by one), no change I installed newest drivers for the graphic card -> no change PSU? Motherboard? My keyboard sometimes is still lit after i shut down the pc via windows shutdown button. (Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 edition (blue light)) I am downloading Win10 Iso right now from windows and try to freshly install the OS and try to minimize my programs, maybe the last sectors of the SSD are broken? currently there is less than 40 GB free on the SSD. I have no idea, help appreciated. best regards proud
2017-11-18 15:20
Complete reinstall, Format all disks and switch to win 10 Win 7 already lost its support, so there's no point in using it anymore
2017-11-18 15:21
#3
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
yeah thats why i am switiching to win 10, but why the freezes from one day to the other? dont think its an win7 related problem, hoping it is, cause this is the easiest thing to work on
2017-11-18 15:23
Well, I would say if this doesn't help its either RAM, motherboard (unlikely) or SSD (Unlikely)
2017-11-18 15:24
#19
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
But all 3 ram broken? Doubt that.
2017-11-18 16:28
#31
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United States gtmaniacmda 
if any of your RAM is 'broken' the PC wouldn't even boot
2017-11-20 22:50
#35
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
yeah, or maybe "faulty" was the right term? "don't work properly"?
2017-11-20 23:00
#36
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United States gtmaniacmda 
open a bunch of chrome tabs until the RAM is full and see if the PC crashes
2017-11-20 23:12
You can download better ram at clownsong.com
2017-11-21 13:43
Windows 7 is going to be supported until early 2020.
2017-11-18 15:55
well in that case I fucked up anyway Windows 10 is overall better
2017-11-18 15:59
agreed
2017-11-18 15:59
windows 7 has support ... im getting new updates every week for security etc
2017-11-18 16:34
#32
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United States f00bar 
"switch to windows 10" *vomit*
2017-11-20 22:52
#6
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Morocco blad_zebi 
clean it up dude and change the thermal paste on the cpu and gpu
2017-11-18 15:26
Ye, clean it from all the dust and shit, and check if all the cables are fully connected.
2017-11-18 15:48
#10
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Germany payynn 
+1
2017-11-18 15:48
#12
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
Did. The ssd cable seems broken near the connector. Will change it Today.
2017-11-18 15:55
yes, that is possibly the problem. It might be burnt, have a look.
2017-11-18 16:03
#18
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
Thought it would not Work at all if the cable is done
2017-11-18 16:21
I thought the same, but a few months ago my computer started actin up. I opened up the computer and looked at everything(I thought) but eventually after hours I saw that my cable for the SSD was burnt. I switched it out for another and bam, works like a charm.
2017-11-18 17:37
#23
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
switched to win10 with a clean install, didnt change the cable yet. will do tomorrow. right now, everything seems fine but i only use 100 gb of the 240 right now
2017-11-18 20:10
Ye, could honestly be a lot of things, but as I said, make sure all cables are good and everything is connected :) Goodluck man
2017-11-18 20:12
#27
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
ty man, you really helped!
2017-11-18 20:17
#33
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United States f00bar 
Usually this is the mobo at fault. Check for bad capacitors.
2017-11-20 22:52
#34
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
ty man, installed win 10 and now it works like a charm, though I think its the ssd. maybe some sectors are broken?
2017-11-20 22:57
#38
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Its gonna be the ssd or hdd or whatever is the primary disk, check cables, connections etc If it was cpu,ram, mobo ur pc wouldnt boot
2017-11-21 14:34
#39
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
thanks man!
2017-11-21 16:36
#40
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Have u looked at it yet?
2017-11-21 16:46
#41
zet | 
North America RosT- 
do complete reinstall, and use win10.
2017-11-21 16:48
if you need a tool to check hd for bad sectors go here: macrorit.com/disk-surface-test/disk-surf.. and download portable edition. I had lockups/freezes on an old comp ages ago where I could only restart it with button and it was my motherboard that was broken.
2017-11-21 16:58
Check ssd, reinstall windows and install drivers with this tool: snappy-driver-installer.org/
2017-11-21 17:01
#44
friberg | 
Germany pr9ud 
did install win10 (fresh with format C:) and it seems alright right now. maybe some sectors are bad on the ssd?
2017-11-21 17:21
Maybe. Go for a crucial next time. You are deutch, you can't be poor. Btw, use the utility I linked, It really changed my life.
2017-11-22 17:48
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