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    Default GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    Hello everyone,
    I just bought the new i7 2600k along with GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 motherboard with G Skill 8GB DDR3 1600 ram. I was able to get Windows 7 64 bit up and running for a while. However, once in a while my computer just locks up. Sometimes when I play iTune and other times when I just move my mouse and the computer will just freeze. Someone please help me. I dont know where to start to resolve this.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    What BIOS are you using, and are you overclocking at all?

    And are you setting your own ram voltage?

    Can you also link to your exact memory, thanks

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    I'm having the same problem: i7 2600k, GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3, 16GB Corsair Memory CMX8GX3M2A1600C9, no MIT changes to the BIOS.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    You can try update to latest version F6 BIOS from Gigabyte website, and try load optimizes default BIOS settings after flashed BIOS.
    And also check your RAM to make sure the RAM voltage is normal.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    I've not (clearly) been able to reproduce the failure with 16GB installed. I am running BIOS version F2. I noticed that the Corsair memory was clocked at only 1333MHz, so I set XMP profile1, then ran Memtest98+ for 2hrs without errors and ran Prime95 for 12 hrs without errors.

    However, there have been a couple of starnge incidents. During a restart, the screen froze at Windows login, but the restart continued--fans spun up, Windows startup sounds played. Meanwhile, the screen remained frozen at Windows login--no BIOS messages, no "Starting Windows" animation, etc. until the Windows login screen became functional again.

    The second incident was that the BIOS displayed garbage and stopped when I attempted to enter setup during boot, then worked normally after a couple of attempts.

    These incidents made me suspicious of the Radeon HD 6950 graphics board. Ran FurMark until the temp stabilized at 90C without problems, however.

    I've set up a shared folder, with the idea that I'll see if it remains accessible during the next screen freeze. Should I upgrade the BIOS to F6? Anything else to try?

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    Quote Originally Posted by kg415 View Post
    Should I upgrade the BIOS to F6?
    There is no F6 BIOS for your board.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    There are two fixes (assuming your RAM isn't defective) to freezing while idle on the desktop.

    The first is to set the ram divider back to 1333 (or 1666 if you're using 2133 mhz memory). It can be tricky to get higher spec'd RAM to work at 2133 timings.

    The second is to disable EIST, C3, C6 and C1E states.
    If you still crash like this, and you're running at stock speeds, 1333 mhz on the RAM, and disabled all those power saving cstates, then you have defective hardware. Could be a bad ram, cpu, mainboard...

    Most of the time, bad RAM will cause BSOD or rounding errors in Prime 95 blend, so if blend always passes, then the RAM is usually good.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    What qpi/vtt voltage are you using? Sometimes auto won't set enough or too much,c3 and eist shouldn't affect stability if you set correct voltages
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 - Windows 7 Freezes randomly

    Quote Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post
    There are two fixes (assuming your RAM isn't defective) to freezing while idle on the desktop.

    The first is to set the ram divider back to 1333 (or 1666 if you're using 2133 mhz memory). It can be tricky to get higher spec'd RAM to work at 2133 timings.

    The second is to disable EIST, C3, C6 and C1E states.
    If you still crash like this, and you're running at stock speeds, 1333 mhz on the RAM, and disabled all those power saving cstates, then you have defective hardware. Could be a bad ram, cpu, mainboard...

    Most of the time, bad RAM will cause BSOD or rounding errors in Prime 95 blend, so if blend always passes, then the RAM is usually good.
    Prime95 blend ran for 12hrs without errors with RAM at 1600MHz.

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