I have a homebuilt machine that ive had for about a year now. In the last 6 months i have been experiencing random freeze issues. Sometimes the machine will lock up for no apparent reason, no pattern, leaving me with no ideas. I've ran a mem test and it comes up ok. Asus replaced my mobo same issue. I even bought a SSD and again still same issue. Ive ran out of ideas at this point what it could be and besides going out and spending money to rebuild a new machine i thought i would ask here.
I have ran registry cleaners, driver checks and everything comes up fine. Sometimes when the computer freezes the lights on my mouse and keyboard go out, sometimes they don't. Sometimes it locks up the sound in a loop...sometimes it doesn't.
Every once in a while i will get a blue screen with a message stop 000 (don't know the exact right now if it happens ill update) which when i check out says something about the drivers or registry but ive tried that route. Any advice would be appreciated, Thanks for your time.
My Machine uses the following,
Asus P8 P67 Pro Mobo
Intel I-7 2600k
8gigs of Corsair Vengence Ram 1600mhz Ram (2x4gig)
Thermal take TR2 650w power
Corsair Force 3 90gb SSD
Seagate 2tb slave drive.
Here is a copy of my DXdiag information.
Time of this report: 3/24/2012, 12:37:14
Machine name: DEATHTRAP
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8168MB RAM
Page File: 1742MB used, 14593MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
I know you have run the memory test program but a freezing computer (which does not recover) is almost certainly due to the memory. Some memory is just incompatible with certain motherboards, try different memory it is not very expensive.
Note 1600Mhz memory is regarded as being performance memory and many motherboards do not set the BIOS settings correctly automatically. Try setting the BIOS memory timings manually.
I Manually set the ram to 1600mhz in the bios. Also installed Windows 8 consumer preview client. As of right now no crash's at all and its running pretty clean. few issues with program compatibility with win 8 but other than that so far so good.