Need Help Figuring Out What Is Causing My Problem

I recently build my first PC the specs are:

i5-3570k
GTX 760 Graphics Card
AS Rock Z77 Extreme4
G7 Power Extreme 780W
8gb corsair vengeance

However this was not all put together at the same time, initially I had the motherboard the processor and the power supply and was using 4gb ram from an old computer, everything was working fine, I then started getting video output errors from my motherboard however I had my graphics card delivered by then and was able to install it and bypass the output errors by using the video output from the graphics card instead.

This all worked fine and dandy for around 2 weeks, then I started getting issues, my issue being that I will be using the computer smoothly and then all of a sudden I started getting intermittent freezing of the PC where the computer will run fine, then freeze completely for around 2 seconds then unfreeze for a second then freeze again, this will continue till I manually restart my PC, thinking it was a ram leak I upgraded my ram to the 8gb as mentioned above, but I still had the issue, I then completely wiped my PC and re-installed all the drivers but still have the issue, Is it the motherboard? I have checked and the components are not overheating and I have checked for viruses thoroughly.

Thanks In advance for any and all answers.
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  1. Mrbarrybadger said:
    I recently build my first PC the specs are:

    i5-3570k
    GTX 760 Graphics Card
    AS Rock Z77 Extreme4
    G7 Power Extreme 780W
    8gb corsair vengeance

    However this was not all put together at the same time, initially I had the motherboard the processor and the power supply and was using 4gb ram from an old computer, everything was working fine, I then started getting video output errors from my motherboard however I had my graphics card delivered by then and was able to install it and bypass the output errors by using the video output from the graphics card instead.

    This all worked fine and dandy for around 2 weeks, then I started getting issues, my issue being that I will be using the computer smoothly and then all of a sudden I started getting intermittent freezing of the PC where the computer will run fine, then freeze completely for around 2 seconds then unfreeze for a second then freeze again, this will continue till I manually restart my PC, thinking it was a ram leak I upgraded my ram to the 8gb as mentioned above, but I still had the issue, I then completely wiped my PC and re-installed all the drivers but still have the issue, Is it the motherboard? I have checked and the components are not overheating and I have checked for viruses thoroughly.

    Thanks In advance for any and all answers.


    well you should've went with a z87 motherboard as they are better. is you're cpu heatsink installed correctly (be sure.) also thermal paste applied properly also make sure you're hdd is connected properly. its either those two or maybe a something wrong with you're motherboard and make sure in bios set the video output to PCI-E
  2. G7 Power Extreme 780W < Not a good power supply.
  3. From what you've told me I can say in near certainty that it's your motherboard.

    The first reason is that the there must have been a malfunctioning component in the motherboard to stop the intergrated graphics from working. Now based on the computer freezing it wouldn't be the ram, if your ram was falling you'd blue screen not freeze. Have you tested the graphics card?

    If yes then it's your motherboard get in contact with asrock they are good with this stuff and should sort it out ASAP
  4. Motherboard is a solid choice , but PSU should be replaced.
  5. I agree that z77 aren't as good but that won't cause his problems
  6. Blackbird can we focus on fixing his main problem first, having an amazing psu isn't going to help him if he can't use it
  7. That Z77 is a great board , I own one.
  8. I'm not saying it's a bad board, I know they are good boards, but the z87 is the updated version of the z77 so obviously it'd be a better board
  9. Oh by the way blackbird, how do you rate the Thermaltake Evo 2.0 blue gold 750w?
  10. I don't care for any Thermaltake supplies , but that one is decent.
  11. Well see I had a horrible experience with cooler master (never touching their stuff again) and I already had a number of Thermaltake items and they have great customer service so I thought why not.

    But back to the point if at all possible I'd find some that can test your motherboard for you
  12. wehler53 said:
    Well see I had a horrible experience with cooler master (never touching their stuff again) and I already had a number of Thermaltake items and they have great customer service so I thought why not.

    But back to the point if at all possible I'd find some that can test your motherboard for you


    Are there any ways I can check whether its the graphics card or the mother board, it has crashed before on desktop however it does occur more often in games that being said the video output on the motherboard is faulty anyway so i might just send back both for replacement
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