Hi guys, i know there are a lot of threads similar to mine on the forums. I tried to follow some of them, but in all honesty I'm really a newbie when it comes to computers, so please bear that in mind. This is my first build, so I figured I would get the most help by listing my personal specs.
- Processor - Intel Core i7 3930K Processor 3.2 Ghz 6 Core LGA 2011
- Mobo - ASRock Intel X79 DDR3 1600 LGA 2011 Motherboards X79 EXTREME6/GB
- Memory - Patriot Memory Viper Xtreme Division 4 Series 16 Quad Channel Kit DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) 240-Pin SDRAM
- HDDs - Main (SanDisk Extreme SSD 480GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive), Second one (Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive)
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2048 MB GDDR5
- PSU -Seasonic SS-1050XM ATX 1050 Power Supply
- OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
I have the latest drivers for my video card, mobo and the latest BIOS for my mobo (1.40).
So this is the problem that I have been experiencing. The computer runs great, extremely fast, but for some reason, when I play world of warcraft (only game I've tried so far) the computer freezes up at random times. Mouse laser remains on, keyboard remains on, fans keep spinning; the screen completely freezes and I lose all sound. I've gotten the blue screen only twice afterwards.
From what I've read online on similar problems, most people think is the RAM. So i went into the BIOS and changed the RAM to run at the XMP 1.3 profile, which is 1833 mhz at 9-11-9-27 timings i believe (whatever that means :S). But even then, i still experience the same problem.
I apologize in advance if I sound really dumb, but like I said, I'm really a newbie when it comes to this, so I really appreciate any help I can get. I haven't overclocked anything, except i guess for putting the ram to run XMP 1.3. One thing I'm going to try when I get home later today is install the firmware for my ssd, i don't know what that would do but might as well try.
Sorry for the long post. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated guys. Thanks. Btw, i don't know if it makes any difference, but i forgot to list that i have attached a sound card as well (sound blaster x-fi titanium hd).
Thanks amkronos, I will try that when I get home later today. One thing that I forgot to mention that is relevant is that the first nvidia driver that i installed was 304.48 which is a beta driver. I then installed the latest WHQL which is 301.42. I didn't remove the 304.48 before installing 301.42 bc I thought the new installation would do it itself (as I'm typing this I can tell this wasn't the best way to do it--told u i was a newb). When i go into control panel it only shows the 301.42 driver. Do I have to remove the beta driver and if so what is the best way to do that since I can't see the beta driver? :S