I've been experiencing a problem since upgrading my cpu/motherboard/ram. Sometimes no problems in a night, sometimes, it could happen 5/6 times in a night. I did see an article that said faulty CPUs tend to show problems doing the same task.Below are the details.
I seem to get lockups for up to about 5 seconds, and then the pc continues as if nothing went wrong. I mainly notice this when watching videos.
I've tried the following:
3 different graphics cards (1xnvidia, 2xati)
cycled through my 3 2gb memory sticks, by running 2gb at a time
Reinstalled vista x62 multiple times
Installed without putting on klite
Installed to 2 different hard drives
knocked out my raid on drive f:
changed from AHCI to standard IDE
Forked out for another motherboard
Main details (with variations I've tried:
Both MBs were gigabyte
I7 920 cpu
Nvidia 295 or ATI 4870 or ATI 5970
Vista x62 SP1 or SP2
I still get the same problem. From what I can see the only static variable is the CPU. Is it possible the CPU could be the culprit, or am I missing something.
I'm afraid I dont have onboard graphics. One of the ATI cards I've tried was only a single GPU version. I dont think it's a drivers problem as I've tried ones that came on CD and I've also tried downloading from the web, with my various reinstalls of the OS.