Random non-freezing lockups

By Thomas7
Apr 14, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Thomas7

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Aye, the edit seems a bit iffy, I've edited a post a few posts ago without problems, but now the button is gone again...

    I'm still on the install I mentioned before - smooth sailing for six or seven hours now.
    If this keeps up, I'm just gonna add a program a day to see where the trouble lies.
    Assuming it is, after all, a software issue.

    sound card driver
    video card driver
    7-zip (for the drivers)
    DirectX (the extra download)
    usb drivers
    lan drivers (intel ones, NOT the ones from ASUS(it's an intel chip))

    So far I've been playing Diblo 3 all day. It's not that much of an intensive game, but I played it when the crashes occured, too. All while WMP is playing music.

    I haven't even bothered with an antivirus of some sorts since I don't touch the internet on that computer anymore, for testing purposes.

    Only done a few reboots here and there that happened when I installed drivers. Trying to say I haven't touched windows update.

    I don't like to make assumptions, but right now, with lack of a better option, I'm suspecting SP1.
    But it's just a thought.

    Attachment: screenshot of my edit button-less page :(

    Edit: apperantly I can edit *this* post only :D

    Do the forums do an IP check of some sorts? I switch between computer and laptop.

    Attached Files:

  2. Thomas7

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Three processes;
    Don't have a User name next to them in task manager.
    I'm not sure what this means, but as I recall correctly, processes like this should be run by the SYSTEM user.
    This, together with the SYSTEM logon in event viewer...
    Might I be on to something here?
  3. Thomas7

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I am silly, since I reinstalled I haven't disabled UAC or any of that stuff yet, so I could not see SYSTEM processes as I didn't have privilidges.

    Oh well, learning something everyday.
    Had two errors occur today in quick succession, almost right after booting, then the next ~5 minutes later.

    But I haven't had the issue for a good 7 hours now.
    There really is no pattern to me whatsoever :S

    I have a lot of monitoring programs running now though, as soon as it happens I hope to see something... somewhere. Running out of things to check here.

    Real edit:
    I should also mention that a frient suggested to put the correct ram timings in, but lower the frequency a little, so all banks are now at 9-9-9-24@1600, but crashes still occur.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Put the memory timings back to their spec and are there any new minidumps to post?
  5. Thomas7

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Memory is back to recommended settings.
    No new logs yet.

    Although, something possibly has changed.
    Today I haven't had any of the aforementioned problem.. although something similar.
    Everytime I download a file with Chrome, My pc freezes at 100%.
    To be more exact, when it's 8.23Mb / 8.23Mb, (or whatever size the download is) it will freeze for a second, and continue.

    I will do some more testing with this with copying a file, and using other browsers.

    Slowly I'm beginning to suspect ghosts, and already performed and exorcism.
  6. Thomas7

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    So, this problem somehow fixed itself...
    A few weeks after my last post it just... stopped.
    I haven't changed anything, yet it was gone.
    Maybe an update of some sorts somewhere?
    Either way, it seems to work fine now.

    I'm baffled.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...