Let me describe the freeze: i have only observed this behavior after the computer has been on for 24-48 hours. Everything will be working fine and then suddenly links on a browser wont work at all. Then i will try to open task manager, which will not open. I can try to open apps from the start menu, but they flash for a second, and then disappear without opening. After i have tried to open several apps, explorer will freeze.
What is strange is that i can still move the mouse. I can still hear sound in the background. The numbers and animations on my widgets continue to work fine. But everything is locked up. There is no hint of the problem in the logs and since i cannot open task manager, i cannot troubleshoot individual programs.
Pushing the reset button is my oly option, and the computer reboots fine and then continues to work fine for 24-48 hours until the next freeze.
The bottom line is that my last system was stable 24/7 for months at a time, and this new asus based system can barely make it for a day or two without a restart! Not very encouraging!
Any advice or help is greatly appreciated. Otherwise i plan to return the board to newegg for a refund and get something else.