just brew it! wrote:Sounds like time for a Windows reinstall to me...
DancinJack wrote:just brew it! wrote:Sounds like time for a Windows reinstall to me...
Duct Tape Dude wrote:I've had similar issues when a drive wasn't responding properly. Took a look in CrystalDiskMark and found the SATA interface speeds (that's right, the bus speed, not even measuring the actual throughput) were dropping from 6Gbps to 3Gbps to 1.5Gbps. Eventually the system would stutter and freeze to a halt.
I ended up replacing the SATA cable and the problem hasn't shown since.
roncat wrote:This seems more like a temperature/overheat problem, i.e. maybe the processor heat sink needs some love.
K-L-Waster wrote:I'm having a major problem with the new build I just put together. I'm hoping someone has seen a similar issue and can suggest how to correct it.
Physically, the system seems to be fine, It posts and boots, and runs well... for ~ 5 minutes.
Then, Windows Explorer goes into Never-Never Land.
When this happens I can't get to the file system, the Start menu, Task Manager, etc. and eventually other applications that are already running become unresponsive as well. However, during this time the mouse pointer continues working, I can move windows around the screen, and if there are any animations running (like install / uninstall spinners) they continue running pretty much indefinitely - if there is a time counter it will continue counting too.
I cannot restart the system when it gets like this, so have to use the reset button or the power button.
This doesn't really sound like a hardware problem -- if it was a bad component or something not properly seated I would expect a hard hang or crash. Being able to move windows and the mouse pointer seems to indicate that the core hardware isn't failing.
Now, I didn't reinstall Windows, which may very well be the cause of the problem. It's possible that some of the applications, services, or drivers from the previous build don't like their new home. I was hoping to avoid having to reinstall and set up everything again since I am continuing to use the same storage devices.
Another thing that strongly suggests it is a software issue is if I do a Clean Boot the problem does not happen. It only happens when I do a normal boot. I'm currently trying to figure out which software is causing the problem, but no luck so far.
The new components are an 8700K, Asus ROG Strix z370 Gaming E, and 16 GB G-Skill Trident DDR4 3200. The rest of the components are the same as the Main in my signature.
Any suggestions welcome.
K-L-Waster wrote:I was thinking that at first, but when it was hanging the system hadn't been under enough load to generate much heat (literally startup, start a browser or an installer, that sort of thing). Also, since disabling the ASUS software I have been able to run PC-Mark and TimeSpy Extreme without running into any problems.
Duct Tape Dude wrote:Ok but consider this other time I had a freezing system:
-Happens usually under light load, sometimes at idle, rarely under load (usually right at the start of a benchmark or not at all)
-Never happens at startup, only after a few minutes or hours
-Rarely happens overnight
The fix was to add a fan pointing to the base of the CPU.