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  1. BlackAzrael New Member

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    Alright so i posted a while ago about advice on new computer parts. I bought them and everything seems to run fine, except one thing.

    I'm not sure what's causing that but sometimes when i start my computer, after it's booted, almost every program i try to open will freeze. So then i shut down the programs and try them again but it still freezes. Everytime that happens i need to restart and it's usually all fine after that.

    It's not that big of a deal since restarting is pretty fast with an SSD but it is getting pretty annoying.

    Here are my current specs:
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
    Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 3.4GHZ
    Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600
    OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SSD
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 980MHZ 2GB
    Antec High Current Gamer 620W
    Seagate 500gb SATA HDD
    Western Digital 250gb SATA HDD

    I personally have the feeling the SSD is the culprit but then is there any way to test SSDs?

    Thanks in advance for any help, these forums have been really helpful so far!
  2. jgunning

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    Few things you could try:

    Update the firmware for your ssd
    Run memtest
    If you want to check the health of your ssd use this
    A few long shots but its worth running them to see if you can find some answers.


    Cheers :toast:
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    sata cable is loose/faulty. Change out sata cable of SSD with new one. Then post back.
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    Could be your motherboard's SATA crap is going down the tubes, but most likely it's your cable.
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    Hmm well i really hope it's not the motherboard, that would suck a lot. I'm pretty sure i put a new cable when i installed the SSD but i guess it's worth a try to change it.

    I did try a memtest a few weeks ago with only one pass but it went fine, i'll run it while i'm at work tomorrow i guess.

    I'll try all your suggestions when i get back from work, thanks a lot!
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    Alright so yesterday night, i changed the SATA cable but also plugged the SSD in another just to be sure.

    I ran an error check test on the SSD and everything is fine. No freezing yet, i'll see how it goes for a couple days and post back for an update on the situation.

    Thanks to everyone!
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    If the problem comes back...

    ^This^, if you are not on the latest firmware... you may want to give it a try, as, I remember one of the updates fixed some reliability problems like this.
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    Did you do a fresh install on windows?
  9. BlackAzrael New Member

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    Yes that was my first idea actually. I'll do that if it persists, although i've heard it's a lot more complicated when the OS is already on it.

    And yes its a rather recent install, about a month old.

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