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February 3, 2012 8:24:13 PM

Hello all! I have been trying to solve this on my own to no avail. I rebuilt my home PC a few months ago, but I keep having issues when gaming - it completely freezes and I have to completely restart. Otherwise, the machine runs great - no issues with Web browsing, downloading, or with my Python Server. Here is the breakdown on the components that I am using:

Motherboard - ASUS P8P67 LE, Bios v.1104
Processor - Intel i5-2500 LGA1155
Memory - 8 Gigs (2x4Gigs) G.Skill DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
GPU - Radeon 6770
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Primary Drive - WDC WD740GD Raptor
Secondary Drives - WDC WD2500KS, WDC WD10EARS
OS - Windows 7 64Bit Enterprise Edition

I have run MemTest multiple times, and nothing came up. I have also run CHKDSK on three separate occasions, and nothing.

Temps on the GPU have stayed reasonable, (max was 50C), and the MB has averaged Temps of 35-40C.

Any suggestions?
February 3, 2012 8:33:06 PM

Hi :) 

Usual reason for freezing assuming temps are ok is a crashing hard drive....

Run a hard drive test in DOS...using HIRENS cd etc...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 3, 2012 8:48:22 PM

I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
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February 3, 2012 10:01:13 PM

also make sure hpet mode is enabled in bios. set it to match your o.s. bit rate.
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February 4, 2012 10:48:31 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Usual reason for freezing assuming temps are ok is a crashing hard drive....

Run a hard drive test in DOS...using HIRENS cd etc...

All the best Brett :) 


Ok - I ran the WD Diagnostics in HIRENS, and it said that the HD was fine. I also reran MEMTEST, and no errors after 8 passes.

Any other suggestions?
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February 4, 2012 10:49:48 AM

HEXiT said:
also make sure hpet mode is enabled in bios. set it to match your o.s. bit rate.


HEX,

I went into the Bios, but I couldn't find a "hpet" mode. Could it be called something else?

Thanks!
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February 4, 2012 12:42:22 PM

high precision event timer...(hpet) i dont know if it has any other names... but it will only have 3 settings. off, 32 and 64...
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February 4, 2012 1:35:52 PM

do you get a bluescreen? check if there are crash dumps in this folder: C:\Windows\Minidump
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February 4, 2012 2:33:15 PM

karl_ranseier said:
do you get a bluescreen? check if there are crash dumps in this folder: C:\Windows\Minidump


No blue screen - just a complete freeze. A loud hum comes through my speakers, and I can't get any response from my mouse or Keyboard.

Also, I tried to access C:\Windows\Minidump, but the file doesn't exist.

I am going to go back to my Bios and look for the High Precision Event Timer now.
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February 4, 2012 2:47:12 PM

HEXiT said:
high precision event timer...(hpet) i dont know if it has any other names... but it will only have 3 settings. off, 32 and 64...


HEXiT,

I found the setting for the "High Precision Timer", but my only options were Enable/Disable. I chose Enable. Any other suggestions?
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February 4, 2012 3:04:27 PM

One thing I forgot to mention - I removed every piece of HW, one at a time, to see if a particular component was causing the issue. No luck.
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February 4, 2012 9:29:02 PM

check if your cpu cooler is installed properly
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February 14, 2012 12:14:24 PM

h3sham,

I have checked and rechecked the heat sink - I even checked the logs to make sure that there weren't any spikes. Ironically, I was able to get a game working almost flawlessly last night - I realized that I never installed a speaker jack into my sound card. I plugged it in and voila - IT WORKED. I was able to get Arkham to work multiple times, with some light lags here and there.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work this morning :cry: 

I'm going to take another stab at it tonight.
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