I am having my computer freeze up on me very often. When I play Battlefield Bad Company 2 for what seems to be a random duration (10 min to 2 hours), my computer will freeze up. The screen shows the last screenshot that was present, and a sound loop plays that sounds like a machine gun almost. Hard reset required. Interestingly enough, this has also happened while my computer is idle, running iTunes. I can also get this to happen in a couple of minutes running OCCT.
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W
Intel Core i7-920
Corsair XMS3 6GB
Windows 7 64 bit
So far, what I have tried is this:
Updating graphics driver
I have run memtest86+ overnight. About 7 passes, without a single problem.
I have changed BIOS to manual clock the memory to rated specs (1600, 9-9-9-24), and tried X.M.P settings
Underclocking graphics card via ATI suite.
I have run FurMark 3D to stress test the graphics card and I have run that program for 2 hours without any problems.
I have also logged temperatures and computer state when a crash happens using AIDA64. Temperatures are fine I think. Graphics card is about 82 at max, I can't remember the exact numbers, but I can post the log if it would help. I really don't think this is the issue since I have had this happen during idle.
I am still not sure if this problem is software or hardware??? I have a separate hard drive running Ubuntu, but I don't really have any graphically intense software to test. And haven't been able to reproduce the crash in Ubuntu as regularly as I can in windows. I have only had my system crash once in Ubuntu.
At this point, I am kinda stuck. If anyone has any ideas about what I could try I would be VERY grateful.
Download the Latest Driver(s) from the MOBO website, and Uninstall ALL of the Utilities that are BIOS invasive i.e. ASUS AI Suite, etc; they're all crap and cause tons of problems! They conflict with manual BIOS changes. Boot.
Next, in Windows run MSCONFIG -> select Diagnostic Mode, Boot and Re-Install all of the latest Drivers. Boot.
IF this solves the problems then it's/was OS related.