I just built a high end computer on Thursday night and it was working fine Friday for hours until last night it would freeze up for a 2-7 seconds with just regular computer use like moving an explorer or browser window, typing message, playing a game then it would go back to normal.
The next day (today) it was working great the whole day until now, I am getting a lot more lag. As I am typing this message it has happened twice where it is lagging/freezing then I can type more of the message.
One thing I want to note I received this windows 7 message (see links below).
I ran SFC scan and it did not find anything wrong. I did not overclock anything so I did not set any of the timing or volts.
I'm going to do the error-checking thing now, let me know if you have any other suggestions.
Yes I know. I have never messed with those settings ever before when I have built computers in the past and thought it mostly for tweaking/overclocking purposes. Since i have never changed ram settings in the past i will have to try to figure out how to do this. I am running error check now and is at 25%.
Find out what your RAM optimum settings are (either via online or on the stick itself) then in Bios adjust the settings accordingly. There is a good chance the Bios has your RAM on only 1.5V while it will likely want 1.6V. In addition to that the latency is probably a different value ( the numbers you want to adjust will be the ones that look like 9-9-9-24, or 8-8-8-23 etc. ignore the other numbers)
Once you have the optimum setings if oyu still have problems it is worth going down to one stick of RAM and using the comp with that for awhile, then changing to the other stick, if it is a RAM issue you will hopefully find it is just one stick causing hte issue