Originally Posted by Joe C
Try checking your windows update history to see if Microsoft slipped a driver in when you were not looking
also, how old is the bios on that board? There's quite a few updates and several of those updates involve stability and memory compatibility
Yeah not sure how old the bios is... I'll just download the newest one and install it. LOL
Ok I just checked the bios and I'm confused... bios version is 2.61
On the bios update website it says newest version is v.1703
I may just wipe the system this Sunday and start from scratch to fix the freezing issue... not sure I'll be able to fix it. Gotta backup my itunes though... and make note of all the songs on my Spotify as it's probably going to get screwed up (and my itunes isn't up to date so I can't compare spotify to it to see if spotify isn't screwed up)... which it's gonna be a pain to do... but meh >.<... I still need to wipe my hdd also it still has my old install on it... just been using my ssd for everything because I don't feel like backing everything up... may just wipe everything and say screw it and start over fresh.
UPDATE: ok I'm starting to wonder if this might somehow be a hardware issue now.
The computer was running fine in safe mode the first 2-3 times that I was in it, but now this last time it wasn't. It didn't freeze like it does it normal mode, but it was lagging horribly.
UPDATE 2: OK then, well this is freakin weird. When I got my new motherboard to replace my old one, my old ram would not work with the new motherboard for some reason. My brother said it wasn't compatible and we bought 4 new sticks of ram. Well I just tested all my current sticks 2 at a time and checked bios and it said 4 GB of ram every time. For the heck of it I put in 1 of my new sticks and it worked to my surprise. I then put in the 2nd stick also (both in slots 1 and 2)... then put in the newest sticks in slots 3 and 4... now it says 8 GB of RAM in windows. Not sure if I have a bad stick of ram or what's going on. Bios sees all the sticks no matter what configuration... whatever... I have that issue solved now at least. Now let's just hope the freezing issue can be resolved or that it already is.
UPDATE 3: Nope, didn't solve the freezing issue. The computer is still freezing. The RAM issue is fixed, but not the freezing issue. Not sure which way this is going to go, but I'm leaning either towards CPU, GPU, or Operating System right now... and seeing as how it was lagging the one time in Safe Mode... Operating System is highly unlikely unless it was a fluke one time thing or it was related to RAM. I have no clue... I'm at a loss as to what to do right now.
UPDATE 4: I may have solved the freezing issue. Not sure what's causing it though.
I went into resource monitor under the CPU tab and suspended PSANHost.exe which apparently is a file associated with Panda Antivirus... and after the process winds down the computer goes back to normal. I guess I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling the antivirus program and see what happens.