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I bought a new gaming computer about two weeks ago. It is randomly crashing after 5 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes or more. Is there a software or a place where I can see what cause the crash? Like a log file?

Maybe useful info: At first when I assembled the computer, I got the POST sound error of long short short beep. This error corresponds to a memory RAM error. I tried changing ram, switching sockets... but still the same error. I finally dissembled and reassembled the computer. It worked well until today.

The system:

  • Graphics: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Motherboard :ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX
  • CPU : AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core
  • RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
  • HD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
  • PSU: 700W A 170$ case with 2 Big fans (larger than my hand)
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What have you tried so far? How are the temps of your CPU/GPU? Memtest results? –  John Feb 22 '13 at 19:16
    
I think the problem is that you need this stuff called "software" (which you apparently don't have). –  Daniel R Hicks Feb 22 '13 at 19:19
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You switched the RAM sockets and then it worked? Well, then it's either the RAM or the motherboard. You've got to RAM sticks, so try running your PC using only one, run memtest, then the other. –  twall Feb 22 '13 at 19:30
    
The computer crashes before booting windows 7. So I don't know where is the problem. @John –  Conrad Feb 22 '13 at 19:59
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In your OP you are telling your computer crashes after 5/10 minutes, and now the computer is crashing before windows loads? I guess that is when it crashes for the first time? Seems like overheating to me. What are the temps of you gpu/cpu? –  John Feb 22 '13 at 20:03
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