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    Default Computer locking up.

    I think the issue is with the ram.. Since my computer would freeze/lock up.

    However, I consulted with other tech forum sites and they said that it is strange since if it is a ram issue I would get BSOD screens.

    I didn't get any BSOD screens when my computer locked up so I don't know what to think right now.

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    Locking up with generally no errors -> your HDD is dying or close to dying.

    Scan with HDTune, especially the SMART scan, and let us know what it says.
    Telling us the brand of your HDD is also going to be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Locking up with generally no errors -> your HDD is dying or close to dying.

    Scan with HDTune, especially the SMART scan, and let us know what it says.
    Telling us the brand of your HDD is also going to be nice.

    I am using a crucial SSD M500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
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    So either an SSD from a bad batch (which happens occasionally, SSDs aren't that perfect yet) or you do have another issue.

    Either way, can you return the HDTune smart scan?
    Telling us about the actual lock-up would be nice (just locks up until you manually reboot etc).
    If it automatically reboots, you still could have BSODs, just that your windows settings skip it. You should have an error log in Event Viewer and a file in C:\Windows\Minidump. Any errors (outside from HDDs screwing up, personal experience) should leave an entry in Event Viewer. Look under Windows Logs -> Application if you want take a look for errors in Event Viewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    So either an SSD from a bad batch (which happens occasionally, SSDs aren't that perfect yet) or you do have another issue.

    Either way, can you return the HDTune smart scan?
    Telling us about the actual lock-up would be nice (just locks up until you manually reboot etc).
    If it automatically reboots, you still could have BSODs, just that your windows settings skip it. You should have an error log in Event Viewer and a file in C:\Windows\Minidump. Any errors (outside from HDDs screwing up, personal experience) should leave an entry in Event Viewer. Look under Windows Logs -> Application if you want take a look for errors in Event Viewer.
    It could be just his cpu or gpu. Not everything is a HDD failure if a system keeps freezing, even without bsod's. Or even worse! His PSU xD

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    That's why I told him to look in Event Viewer and tell more about his pc locking up. The first few results on google about his SSD from user reviews also suggest that his SSD is more likely to fail compared to other brands.

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