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PC Freezing issue, could it be my overclock?

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June 6, 2014 8:29:59 AM

Hey guys. Long time lurker, first time posting.

I have a rather unique issue of freezing on my newish build PC. It is freezing whenever I visit speedtest.net Everytime. Cannot ctrl+alt+del either. Hard reset everytime. I have no clue what could be causing the issue.

A little more about the PC is its running a ssd that I just installed yesterday and installed windows on it. So it is a completely new set up. I am thinkin it may be a wireless adapter driver issue, but I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver twice now. Mobo is brand new as well installed yesterday. Thanks in advance for the help specs below.

Win 7 ultimate
AMD fx 8320 clocked at 4.1 ghz @ 1.4v
16gb vengeance ram clocked at 1600
MOBO: Asus mx299
GPU: 2x GTX 770's SLI
June 6, 2014 11:31:25 AM

just downclock a bit and see what happens.
Also try to connect to internet via a different interface.
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June 6, 2014 11:40:51 AM

Does it freeze when you go to other sites, or Only speedtest.net?

*edit* And does it freeze when under heavy loads.
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June 6, 2014 12:49:37 PM

Thank you guys for chiming in. I just figured it out.

@nubbsauce it was only speedtest.net all other down/upload browsing worked fine. Which led me to test networking factors.

I was going to do a quick malware scan to check for infections and malwarebytes was crashing. I unistalled, and concluded that it had a bad registry file. So when speedtest.net would start pulling heavy data up and down, malwarebytes would attempt a scan and freeze the pc. Uninstalling malwarebytes solved the issue completely. Thank you!


* edit* How do I set this as the solution?
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June 6, 2014 1:11:04 PM

Glad to hear you fixed it!

But something caught my attention:

Malwarebytes shouldn't have caused it to freeze. I use malwarebytes and it doesn't do that when I run speed tests. If you haven't already, download CCleaner, and run it for Registry Errors. It should pick up any and all registry errors with a 2-3 runs (Takes Seconds). As for saying this is solved, I have no idea!
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