Computer Keeps Freezing for Short Increments

I'm running a fairly high end gaming PC, so it's not a performance thing. I believe I may have a virus of sorts, but I've run multiple scans from AVG and Avast and still nothing. Every once in a while, my PC will just freeze for about 4-5 seconds. The mouse then stops changing when scrolling over links, text, ect. And the freezing continues. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. Full PC specs
  2. sfvirgo86 said:
    Full PC specs


    Here are the specs:
    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Graphics Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
    SSD (for OS): Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    HDD Storage Drive: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
  3. I'm starting to believe that it's a hardware issue now.. :/ A few times it's just stayed frozen, forcing me to manually reboot.
  4. Is anything overclocked? Wat os?
  5. sfvirgo86 said:
    Is anything overclocked? Wat os?


    It's OC'd at 4.0ghz and Windows 7 64-bit.
    I'll turn off the overclocking, but it's never ran hot, or had any problems in the past.
  6. Did you install ASRocks XFast USB software? I had an issue similar to yours with my PC running slow. Loading windows and loading programs was extremely sluggish(using Crucial M4 256GB SSD). If you do have it installed, try removing it then see what happens.
  7. panikattak said:
    Did you install ASRocks XFast USB software? I had an issue similar to yours with my PC running slow. Loading windows and loading programs was extremely sluggish(using Crucial M4 256GB SSD). If you do have it installed, try removing it then see what happens.

    i have problems like this with my crucial v4, but i kno its the drive once u start installing things on it the speed just tanks. it stutters and pauses when loading programs
  8. I didn't have that program installed. :/ Still having the problem.. I THINK it's my GPU.. Gonna run some tests and see what happens.. HOPEFULLY it's not my mobo/cpu.
  9. While you're checking your GPU, take a look at your RAM memory too. Take them out and see if there's a difference in performance if you use only 4GB, then 8GB, ...etc just to make sure it's not a faulty RAM.
  10. Alrighty guys. I figured it out. None of it was a hardware problem. All that weird stuff that was happening was because of the latest GPU driver that I had installed. I had to get the last version. Sooo, if you're rockin a GTX 560ti, be weary of the Geforce 320.00 beta driver.
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