I've been having non-stop problems with one of my machines that runs on Windows 7. Certain applications, such as streamed content (skype video calls, hardware accelerated flash) or otherwise games seem to be able to cause the machine to crash, either freezing and stuttering, or automatically restarting.
The machine was built new less than a year ago and I've had the problems the entire time, however they are becoming more and more prevalent.
I don't seem to have any issues with my actual hardware (my memory is fine, and the machine is quite happy to run normally in XP/Vista). I do however require Windows 7 and a stable 64-bit environment for work purposes, so I can't switch to an older OS. All of my drivers are up to date.
Since there's no BSOD, it's quite hard to pin down. It's been suggested before that there might be a problem with Intel's SpeedStep tech and Windows 7 on certain configurations, and disabling SpeedStep did seem to mitigate the problem for a short period of time.
Anyone have any ideas?
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Mobo: Asus P7P55D Pro
Bios: ver 08.00.15 (default)
CPU: Intel Core i7 860
RAM: 8Gb Corsair Dominator
GPU: Palit 1Gb GeForce 9800 GT