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System freeze on new build


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Sep 19, 2009
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I'm having a similar issue as Natzapo in this thread http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1557997#post1557997. I have the same MB and CPU but the rest of the setup is as follows:
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520
HIS H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Like Natzapo, it freezes at random points although I was able to get Windows and several games I used it to test installed although it took several tries due to it freezing during the process. Tested memory which checked out, tried a basic graphics card and nothing resolved the issue. CPU temp was similar to Natzapo. I felt the heat sink on the north bridge after one of the freezes and was hot to the touch. Why is it overheating when there is barely a load on it? I set the timing, voltage on the RAM to what the manufacturer had suggested. Should note that the MB has the RAM at 533MHz and if I set it to even 1066MHz which is the max that the BIOS is letting me at the moment it won't boot at all.

Let me know if any more info is needed and thanks in advance.
Jan 11, 2005
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66 feet from the ground
System Name 2nd AMD puppy
Processor Phenom II x4 BE 970-3.6 Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper TX2
Memory 16 Gb DDR3:8GB Kingston HyperX Beast + 8Gb G.Skill Sniper(by courtesy of tabascosauz &TPU)
Video Card(s) MSI HD6850 Cyclone;860/1100 Mhz
Storage SSD-840 pro 128 Gb;Seagate 500Gb;WD-1Tb
Display(s) Samsung 2032BW
Audio Device(s) Audigy SE with Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Cooleer Master RP M520
Mouse Razer copperhead / Gamdias zeus (by courtesy of sneekypeet & TPU)
Keyboard MS Sidewinder x4
Software win7 64bit sp1
Benchmark Scores irrelevant for me
try to cool the NB with a fan