I have a older custom built system that seems to like to randomly freeze at times and I cannot figure this out.
Ive tried everything I know how. All drivers are updated, Ive re installed Chipset drivers, Video drivers ect. Virus scanned with several programs, took off the OC on all hardware ect ect. Yet the system randomly freezes 2-4 times a day no matter what I am doing.
It does it the most if I go from idle or low threaded apps to loading a progam, or plugging in something on USB port. Its even done it a few times now on boot up when it gets to desktop.
Ive ran MemTest as well as Prime95, all tests pass..
I dont know if this will help but here is the specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Biostar G41D3C MOBO
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
2x2Gb Patriot 1333mhz DDR3 Ram
PNY Geforce GT 430
250gb Barracuda 7200RPM SATA 3 HDD
it seems like it all started when I swapped the core 2 duo from a Pentium Dual Core E2200 and then put a 3.2ghz OC on the core 2 duo. Its almost like the mobo is having issues with it? but it runs great 99% of the time and all tests pass with core 2 duo installed.
Both Intel Chipset and the mobo itself support the E8400 and when I popped in CPU system booted right up with no glitches. Ive recently did a fresh install of Win 7 and its only seemed to of gotten worse since, but it was freezing before I re-installed Win 7.
Its not a big problem but it always seems to want to freeze when I am doing something important. It has YET to freeze in a high threaded app or Game ect. Its only freeze 2-4 times a day in a 16 hour window of use.
Any one have any ideas?
Im not getting any blue screens or errors, just a random freeze when going from idle/low threaded applications to loading programs or just idling in general and never during heavy use like games ect.
Edited by DnaAngel, 20 November 2012 - 04:35 PM.