Just built a new machine from scratch with a terrible error [Windows 7 Professional x64]. Basically what happens is that sometimes when I am alt tabbing into or out of a game, the computer would freeze with the screen locked on the last moment (usually black due to alt tabbing into a game without Exclusive Mode). This mostly occurs on Heroes of Newerth. I've also notice that this happened once while loading when playing Starcraft 2. The strange issue is that I've been playing Dragon Age on this computer for 10+ hours since built, and has never encountered this issue.
The only way to get out of this issue, it seems, is to just forcibly power down the computer by holding the power button. I've tried waiting, but the computer just won't respond for 2-3 minutes so I gave up on it recovering by itself.
A similar thread that describe my error is: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...something.html
although I don't think it has anything to do with the browser like some of the replies suggest.
Found another similar issue here Sapphire 5850 freezes PC - Guru3D.com Forums
. I haven't even bothered to OC my CPU and GPU yet (although ATI Overdrive is defaulted to be on). I actually ran Prime95, CPU Stability Test, and Memtest last night and nothing came up. However, something interesting is that if I run 3DMark Vantage, nothing errors, but if I run Video Card Stability Test, the freeze issue occurs. I've also been monitoring my GPU temperature while doing that, and it freezes around 62C, so I really don't think it's a temp problem (could still be, but 62C seems like an okay temperature, although the reading could be off).
Was wondering if anyone have any idea what to do at this point :/ I already tried using Driver
Sweeper in Safe Mode to wipe all drivers
, and then reinstall the latest one (10.8, which has overscan not remembering issue, which is why I previously kept 10.7). The issue is still there and I don't know what to do.
Here are some info:
DXDIAG: ------------------ System Inf - Anonymous - WBisJ3Nw - Pastebin.com
DXDIAG 64 bit: ------------------ System Inf - Anonymous - rD9yRrJM - Pastebin.com
Spec (via Speccy): Summary Operating System - Anonymous - 3KKgtbcb - Pastebin.com
Here is also my spec in my User CP:
System Manufacturer/Model Number
Windows 7 Professional x64 CPU
Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.80GHz Bloomfield 45nm Technology Motherboard
EVGA 141-BL-E757 (Socket 423) Memory
6.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 795MHz (7-8-7-20) Graphics Card(s)
ATI Radeon Sapphire HD 5850 Sound Card
Realtek High Definition Audio Monitor(s) Displays
MT276 @ 1920x1080 Screen Resolution
1920x1080 Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (IDE) PSU
Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Cooling
Stock Intel CPU Heatsink Keyboard
Logitech G19 Mouse
Logitech G500 Internet Speed
N/A Other Info
Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance ^^