Homebuilt computer having some problems.

  mattatcomputer 11:33 27 Oct 2014

I built a computer about 5-6 months ago and when it works it performs fine. But in the last two months it has started freezing with no real pattern - some days it'll freeze a lot, and other days just once. This is a complete freeze so I can't do anything other than restart the PC physically through the button. I think it may be the hard drive that is the problem as when this freezing happens the hard drive makes a different whirring sound, however, when I did a hard drive check nothing was flagged up. In addition to this, when I went to bed last night and left my computer on, I woke up to it having gone through an 'unexpected shutdown': Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601. Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 9f BCP1: 0000000000000003 BCP2: FFFFFA8008AE4060 BCP3: FFFFF8000400F3D8 BCP4: FFFFFA800B12CC10 OS Version: 617601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\102714-19234-01.dmp C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-55551-0.sysdata.xml

I wonder if these things are connected? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Computer specs are

8GB Ripjaws RAM GTX 760 AMD 6300 3.5ghz Windows 7 Home oem Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze power supply Silverstone Case

  Ian in Northampton 11:54 27 Oct 2014

My first suspicion would be a problem with memory.

  mattatcomputer 15:00 27 Oct 2014

RAM or Hard drive?

  Ian in Northampton 15:05 27 Oct 2014


  mattatcomputer 15:09 27 Oct 2014

Have done a check on that too, and no problems :L

  ened 15:37 27 Oct 2014

I had this problem with a computer I built. It was the memory and Crucial changed the modules without argument. To identify which module you need to run the machine only using one module at a time. It's a bit of a pain but in my case it was crashing fairly regularly so it didn't take me long to work out which one it was.

Hope this helps.

  ened 09:10 30 Oct 2014

If it turns out the memory is okay try upgrading the BIOS.

I had this with a Gigabyte board and it turned out to be a recognised fault which they solved with an upgrade.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:38 30 Oct 2014

System file error

Run sfc /scannow


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