Occasional PC freeze

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    Don't forget as components age,their efficiency declines and the nominated capacity has a sales hype addition.The "experts" calculate power consumption as quoted,plus 50%.
    Motherboards now have numerous usb ports,none of which have rated power consumption and all of them use power to varying degrees which should be considered.
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    Win 10 Pro 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
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    Thought I'd update this.

    Having removed Kaspersky, changed the CMOS battery, I was still getting freezes, sometimes during BIOS, sometimes during OS loading, sometimes after 15-30 minutes running.

    On 10th July I removed and reinserted the memory DIMMs, swapped the matched pairs over, i.e. A&B from sockets 1&2 to sockets 3&4, C&D from sockets 3&4 to sockets 1&2.

    Nothing else OS or H/W changed.

    Since then it has all behaved impeccably. So I'm guessing it just needed the DIMM connections re-seating or "wiping" by remove and replace.

    Thank you for all your suggestions, it's all been most helpful.

    I'll mark it as solved.
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    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint

    Pleased you sorted it.
    Good job by you
    Glad you did not go straight down the PSU route.
    I honestly did not see the ram indicated in the logs as to blame but the clue was here - my post 22
    I suspect a drive problem, or a connection problem etc to a drive
    Log Name: System
    Source: disk
    Date: 2020-07-10T11:08:49.961
    Event ID: 51
    Task: N/A
    Level: Warning
    Opcode: N/A
    Keyword: Classic
    User: N/A
    User Name: N/A
    Computer: Tony-Desktop
    An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk9\DR9 during a paging operation.
    paging operation
    - it was not the drive that was the problem, as you now know it was the ram

    Well done
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  4. Posts : 227
    Win 10 Pro 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
    Thread Starter

    Yep, I was a bit slow recognising that the RAM could create the paging fault reported rather than the drive.

    We all live to learn
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