0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2010 11:49 PM by Emerald27

    Random crashes on days old computer.

      Hey all, thanks in advance for any helpful answers.

      Okay, so these are some really strange crashes. At odd intervals, my computer will just lock up and refuse to work, so I have to force restart it. But most of the time, it refuses to start back up for quite some time. Now... When it decides it wants to restart, I can get any number of errors. Sometimes, it will stop responding on a screen which reads the stats of my GPU. And other times, it will give me an error message, as follows.

      The system BIOS has detected unsuccessful POST attempt(s)

      Possible causes include recent changes to BIOS Performance options or recent hardware changes.

      Press 'Y' to enter BIOS Setup or press 'N' to cancel and attempt to boot with previous settings.


      If I press Y, the BIOS screen is pulled up. I've reloaded default settings there. If I press N, the system boots up as normal, but inevitably freezes. Sometimes these freezes are preceded by a screen flicker, but for the most part, everything will just become unresponsive. Oh, and as I mentioned, this computer was put together TWO DAYS AGO. Extremely frustrating as I've run it a full day with no problems, then this happens sporadically. Sometimes it'll freeze after four hours, sometimes it'll freeze before I even hit the Win7 login screen.

      System specs are as follows.

      Case:  Antec 900 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

      Motherboard: Intel DX58SO Extreme Series X58 ATX Tri-Channel DDR3 16GB SLI or CrossFireXLGA1366 Overclocking Utility Desktop Board

      CPU:  Intel Core i7 Procesor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920

      Memory:  Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit

      PSU: BFG Tech EX-1200 BFGR1200WEXPSU 1200W Continuous Rated at 40°C ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

      GPU:  PNY - NVIDIA GeForce XLR8 GTX 260 896MB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card

      Hard Drive: HITACHI Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721010SLA330 (0A38028) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

      Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

      Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

      As I said before, any help would be greatly appreciated from someone who knows their stuff.