I'm copy/pasting this from another forum thread on a different website because I was unable to get help from there.
Just last night I upgraded my computer, replacing my motherboard, CPU, and ram. I am running an ASrock Extreme4 P67, i5-2500k, and 8 gigs of G.Skill Ripjaws X Series PC DDR1333. I also reinstalled Windows 7 64bit with a fresh format.
Not every time, but often enough, when I close Chrome out, it locks up my computer immediately. Usually before the closing animation even finishes. I am not overclocked at all and I never had this issue with my prior build. At first I thought it was a ram issue because I didn't associate the lock ups with Chrome, so I saw people complaining that this motherboard was adjusting the timing of the ram inaccurately, so I manually set the timing myself. This proved to not help.
Of course Google proved to be unhelpful on the topic after a good night of searching and failed attempts to fix it, such as disabling ipv6, and other various tweaks, I decided to come here. Anyone have a similar issue before? Or has anyone had the same issue with any other browsers but the same motherboard?
UPDATE 1: I just tried to load up Brink, froze computer on server refresh. Sound still worked though. My second monitor where I keep all my temps, etc. were frozen too. What the hell is going on..? In the mean time I'm on Firefox to see if it cures the Chrome issue, but now that Brink is having issues too I'm going to have to assume it's the Mobo again. I wish I could find a reasonable way to troubleshoot this issue, or replicate it with data.
UPDATE 2: Just tried to load the Steam server browser, also froze me. Something to note: I have a keyboard with an on screen display, the display functions perfectly (during the lock up) until I try to use the OSD to change something in Windows (once again, during the lock up) for example: adjusting sound. As soon as I do that, the OSD freezes as well. I'm going to keep updating every time I find a new cause, maybe this can be figured out.
UPDATE 3: After the crash, this is what Steam looked like. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/...60aac1f2_b.jpg
A simple restart of Steam and it was fixed. Also, when Chrome crashes from the close, when I reboot and start up again, Chrome gives me me an error as well, something about not being able to restore prior settings. I'll have to write it down when it comes about.
UPDATE 4: I've been able to replicate the steam crash 100% of the time. All involving server browser. Bad Company 2 works fine though, including the built in browser (and I run it through Steam). So what do the closing of Chrome, Steam and Brink server browser have in common??