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October 23, 2011 8:14:21 PM

Hey this is my first forum post, I'm new to this. I just built my first gaming rig and have had everything working for about a month. The other day i downloaded some windows updates and downloaded that free microsoft anti virus security essentials. Since then whenever I leave my computer alone on the desktop for to long on idle it freezes but no blue screens. It even does it when I'm downloading something. What's weird is I can run everything else without any problems except this. I uninstalled the anti virus and saw a performance boost but it didn't fix my problem. I even checked my power management setting and no go. If anyone can help me i would really appreciate it because I feel like this is a stupid problem for my computer to be having and it's killing me that I haven't figured it out. Another thing I forgot to say is when I put the computer to sleep it works but then when I hit the power button to come back it turns on but my monitor doesn't acknowledge its back on. Then i power it down and restart it and then the computer comes back from sleep like it should but I don't know why this is also happening. I was just wondering if its connected.
My specs are: intel core i7 2600k 3.4GHz
ocz vertex 3 60 gb ssd for OS
asus sabertooth p67 rev.3
8gb pny 1333mhz ram
2x MSI twin frozr 3 6950's in crossfire
wd caviar black 1tb drive for storage
coolermaster silent pro gold 1200w
windows 7 64 bit home premium oem

Thank you everybody!

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October 29, 2011 8:33:30 AM

I had freezing problems on my rig recently aswell. It turns out it was my hard drive. Interestingly enough we have the same type of hard drive. run a SMART test on it using this http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612... and tell me how it goes

when you're in the program just do a quick test not extended test.
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November 17, 2011 6:53:49 PM

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November 17, 2011 6:57:01 PM

Daioh said:
I had freezing problems on my rig recently aswell. It turns out it was my hard drive. Interestingly enough we have the same type of hard drive. run a SMART test on it using this http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612... and tell me how it goes

when you're in the program just do a quick test not extended test.


Funny it was my hard drive but it was my ssd. i looked into it and many people have the same problem with ocz vertex 3's. i had to re install windows and start from scratch. It made me not wanna use ssd's till there more stable and cheaper. thank you.
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