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Constant Freezing on a $1000 Computer?

EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
Hey guys, got my new PC built, we installed Windows 8, all the motherboard drivers, and it's still constantly freezing every 5 or so second, it says programs aren't responding, all the fans are working, lights are on, what do I do?
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  • Matticus75Matticus75 Posts: 396Member Uncommon
    oh man I have no Idea, Im going to avoid windows 8 because of things like that
  • ianicusianicus Calgary, ABPosts: 472Member

    no matter what you spend on your pc, that shouldnt happen...Immight start by testing the ram, you can use any of the 5 free programs on this page to do so.

     

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/memorytest.htm

     

    if the memory passes....not sure how much we can help you remotely, you may have to take it in to the shop.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    All I want to do is to play games.. not sure what to do. :/
  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Sounds like you have a problem.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    Sounds like you have a problem.

    Ya but with what? Lol.

  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Elftown, MEPosts: 489Member

    Windows 8 doesn't just freeze. LoL

    Sounds like you've bottle necked your hardware somewhere. Make sure all the connections are tight, test your RAM, make sure you got enough power hitting all your components, check the clock switches.

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  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    Sounds like you have a problem.

    Ya but with what? Lol.

    are you freezing doing nothing or when u try to load a specific program?

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    Sounds like you have a problem.

    Ya but with what? Lol.

    are you freezing doing nothing or when u try to load a specific program?

    Like I'll start windows, go to type in my password and it'll freeze, I'll try to open any program, Google Chrome, freeze, updates, freeze.

  • KedoremosKedoremos Nashua, NHPosts: 435Member
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Hey guys, got my new PC built, we installed Windows 8, all the motherboard drivers, and it's still constantly freezing every 5 or so second, it says programs aren't responding, all the fans are working, lights are on, what do I do?

    it's probably overheating. Download CoreTemp and see if it gets to like 80c or so. If that's the problem you need more or larger fans or your airflow is constricted.

    fwiw, I've never seen ram cause freezing. I've seen it make the PC blue screen and reboot.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Kedoremos
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Hey guys, got my new PC built, we installed Windows 8, all the motherboard drivers, and it's still constantly freezing every 5 or so second, it says programs aren't responding, all the fans are working, lights are on, what do I do?

    it's probably overheating. Download CoreTemp and see if it gets to like 80c or so. If that's the problem you need more or larger fans or your airflow is constricted.

    fwiw, I've never seen ram cause freezing. I've seen it make the PC blue screen and reboot.

    We checked the motherboard temperature, it's at around 30-35c. I even bought an extra CPU heatsink, everything is cool, not overheating.

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    can you try to boot up in Safe Mode and see.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    can you try to boot up in Safe Mode and see.

    Idk what to do guys, it's freezing after updates, can't type in the password, we've rebooted it.. what do I do?

  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn belleville, ILPosts: 1,710Member Uncommon
    Been using Windows 8 since it came out, and have had some freezes.  However, they are far and few between.  If it is happening often, I would look for a different culprit.  If it is the occasional freeze, then it could very well be 8.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
    Been using Windows 8 since it came out, and have had some freezes.  However, they are far and few between.  If it is happening often, I would look for a different culprit.  If it is the occasional freeze, then it could very well be 8.

    It's constant freezes, to the point where we can't even log in to get past the log in screen.

  • kadepsysonkadepsyson sun prairie, WIPosts: 1,937Member

    Is there a cooling device on your CPU such as a fan + heatsink?  Is that fan rotating?

    Try starting up with only one memory module, try each one at a time.

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  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
    Been using Windows 8 since it came out, and have had some freezes.  However, they are far and few between.  If it is happening often, I would look for a different culprit.  If it is the occasional freeze, then it could very well be 8.

    It's constant freezes, to the point where we can't even log in to get past the log in screen.

    A common reason for Windows to freeze up or reboot automatically during startup process is because one or more important Windows files are damaged or missing. Repairing Windows replaces these important files without removing or changing anything else on your computer.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    Is there a cooling device on your CPU such as a fan + heatsink?  Is that fan rotating?

    Try starting up with only one memory module, try each one at a time.

    Yes, all the fans are working, we'll try each RAM at a time now.

  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
    Been using Windows 8 since it came out, and have had some freezes.  However, they are far and few between.  If it is happening often, I would look for a different culprit.  If it is the occasional freeze, then it could very well be 8.

    It's constant freezes, to the point where we can't even log in to get past the log in screen.

    A common reason for Windows to freeze up or reboot automatically during startup process is because one or more important Windows files are damaged or missing. Repairing Windows replaces these important files without removing or changing anything else on your computer.

    We've tried reinstalling Windows 8, still freezing.

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon

    You wouldnt be using a SSD would you?

     

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Epic1oots

    You wouldnt be using a SSD would you?

     

    Yes, I am. A 240gb SSD.

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Originally posted by Epic1oots

    You wouldnt be using a SSD would you?

     

    Yes, 240gb.

    make sure you have the latest firmware for it. Theres been issues with SSD and windows8.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    Originally posted by EvilMix
    Originally posted by Epic1oots

    You wouldnt be using a SSD would you?

     

    Yes, 240gb.

    make sure you have the latest firmware for it. Theres been issues with SSD and windows8.

    It's "refreshing my PC" right now, if it still freezes we'll do that, I'm pretty sure it updated all of that when we put in the motherboard disc, it updated like everything and it was still freezing.

  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    We've unplugged the SSD completely, just trying everything with the 1tb harddrive now.
  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon

    The only time I had freezing on my pc was when I moved over a few programs I made from my old laptop and they didnt seem to be properly closing.  Imagine my surprise when I used task manager and I had 109 instances of my port listener and interpreter.  *facepalm*

     

    If you can replaceyour hard drive on your own, you could try using a different one o.o  Also ramtests like memtest86 would go a long way.

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  • EvilMixEvilMix ., ONPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Castillle

    The only time I had freezing on my pc was when I moved over a few programs I made from my old laptop and they didnt seem to be properly closing.  Imagine my surprise when I used task manager and I had 109 instances of my port listener and interpreter.  *facepalm*

     

    If you can replaceyour hard drive on your own, you could try using a different one o.o  Also memtest86

    The SSD and Hard Drive are all brand new, every piece in the computer is brand new and never has been used. Not sure what's going on..

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