The rig is giving me decent performance, but it will hang/freeze at different times. It can vary, but it occurs more often if I run games or application that drains the system a bit ( Gears of War especially )
For example: I am playing Bioshock, and have been doing so for about 1 hour. All off a sudden the screen freezes, the sounds stutters but then starts playing again, but I cant do anything. CTRL-ALT-DEL wont respond and the music/sounds will stutter from time to time.
I have been checking the system for any errors and this is what I found out that might have been causing these errors:
1. The ram timing was off ( 5-5-5-31 instead of 5-5-5-18 ) * Corrected
2. The ram was running in Single Channel instead of Dual- Channel * Corrected
3. The Bios settings for SLI Broadcast Aperture was turned off * Corrected (set on auto)
4. The Spread spectrum settings for PCI-Express was set to Scale Down ( I turned this off )
Do you guys think that those things might have been causing my computer to freeze ? Or could it be my
PSU ? I have read somewhere that a PSU with to little power might cause random freezes.
It is really weird considering that I had a demo of 3dmark06 rolling on my computer for 6 hours in a row, and it didnt freeze then.
But playing Bioshock for 1 hour might freeze it, or so may Gears of War, Crysis etc might cause it to crash
I am hoping for some tips/trics/advice from you computer wizards out there. Hope you can help me.