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Random non-freezing lockups

By Thomas7
Apr 14, 2013
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  1. Thomas7

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    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.

    Installed;
    sound card driver
    video card driver
    7-zip (for the drivers)
    Chrome
    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: 27

    Three processes;
    csrss.exe
    winlogon.exe
    atieclxx.exe
    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: 27

    Not-actually-an-edit:
    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: 20,827   +163

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

    Thomas7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    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: 27

    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.


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