|05 Jun 2012||#1|
Application specific lock ups.
I have been trying to diagnose a particular problem where applications freeze for a split 2-3 seconds at random intervals. I really hope that someone might be able to provide some suggestions as I am starting to pull my hair out with this.
For example, I could be running the following programs:
VLC Movie Player
Playng TERA Online.
While playing Tera (current active program) and watching a movie on VLC. VLC will freeze for a few seconds (at random) and then continue, while the game I'm playing does not freeze at all.
MS Office - Excel
While reading a webpage in Firefox (current active program) and listening to music with quicktime, as I scroll through the webpage the browser will freeze and become unresponsive for 2-3 seconds. Meanwhile the music playing in Quicktime has not missed a single beat.
List of attempted fixes:
The only hardware pieces that have not been swapped out physically is the PSU, MB and HDD(Sata)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Hardware: CPU-Z Validator 3.1
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 8 Cores - 8 Threads CPU PSN : AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core Processor CPU EXT : MMX(+), SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, XOP CPUID : F.1.2 / Extended : 15.1 CPU Cache : L1 : 4 x 64 / 8 x 16 KB - L2 : 4 x 2048 KB CPU Cache : L3 : 8192 KB Core : Zambezi (32 nm) / Stepping : OR-B2 Freq : 4200.17 MHz (200.01 * 21) MB Brand : MSI MB Model : 990FXA-GD65 (MS-7640) NB : AMD RD9x0 rev 02 SB : AMD SB910/950 rev 40 GPU1 Type : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU1 Clocks : Core 900 MHz / RAM 2106 MHz GPU2 Type : NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GPU2 Clocks : Core 540 MHz / RAM 400 MHz DirectX Version : 11.0 RAM : 8192 MB DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Speed : 800 MHz (1:4) @ 9-11-11-27 Slot 1 : 4096MB (10700) Slot 1 Manufacturer : Kingston Slot 2 : 4096MB (10700) Slot 2 Manufacturer : Kingston
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|08 Jun 2012||#3|
I installed Windows 8 and still had this problem, so I replaced my HDD and that seems to have resolved it.
Very strange how the HDD could react in a way that would cause one application to lock up, while everything else was working great. Regardless, I guess I don't fully understand what's going on in the background while Windows is running.
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