This is a new system I built approximately 2 weeks ago. A couple of days after I built the system a peculiar issue has started to crop up. Randomly when I boot the system and get in to Windows everything works fine for a couple of minutes and then it will simply lock up/freeze to the point where I need to force restart it using the power button (at one point it did automatically reboot by itself). Outside of this though it works completely fine for hours on end video processing, gaming, etc. I did initially stress test the CPU with Prime95, I've run memtest86 on the RAM sticks to rule them out, I've used Western Digital's diagnostics tool on my two HDD's. Windows Event Viewer provides no useful information other than where I powered the system off. Drivers are also all up to date as far as I am aware.
I'm stuck for ideas as to where the issue may be.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Motherboard: MSI X99S Gaming 7
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr Gaming 980
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 2400MHz
1x Corsair Force 240GB SSD
2x WD Black 1TB in RAID 0
PSU: Corsair RM1000 (Intended for SLing and other upgrades down the line)
The problem could be your SSD, as I know that a lot of SandForce-based drives used to/still have similar problems.
After reading some reviews, I've also found that you're far from the only one having such problems with that drive in particular.
The hard drive light will light up solid, then the OS becomes completely unresponsive, then when it comes back nothing works right until i power off. If i reboot, the BIOS does not recognize the drive being attached.
How often does the system freeze up after it's loaded? 1/5, 1/10, 1/20 ?
I've had my Corsair SSD for approximately 4 or 5 months, it was working fine up until I built my new system. As far as I am aware I didn't damage it. The SSD Toolbox that Corsair provides also claims it to be healthy and working fine.
Tends to happen about 1/3, 1/4 (need to give it some proper testing). I don't have any issue with the BIOS.
Did you reinstall Windows when you built up the new system?
Of course. :)
Seeing as it happens relatively often, you could try booting into Safe Mode a couple of times.
If it never freezes during Safe Mode, you can atleast rest assured that it's probably just a software problem, and probably caused by one of the drivers fucking up somehow
The problem is, it occurs so randomly it's hard to tell. I rebooted my system several times today and didn't encounter the issue (when updating bios, etc)
I did manage to find two minidump files that the system had created however when it rebooted (one was from this morning linked here: [url]http://pastebin.com/EPAyLkDV[/url]). As far as I can tell with my limited knowledge of reading the dump files it's an issue assumably with my graphics card drivers so I'm going to try a clean install of them (both refer to different processes though are practically identical).
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