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I'm not really sure what forum to put this under...

I've finally got my rig running stable, everything is working great except I have one weird ghost I don't know how to even identify. Randomly my machine will become temporarily unresponsive to any input though it continues to run in the background, the mouse moves, gadgets continue to report their stats. This can last from 10-15 seconds to several minutes. NumLock is responsive throughout, it doesn't hard lock, and eventually it returns to normal operation picking up with whatever input was the last accpeted.

How would I go about trying to figure out what's causing this? My gut reaction is maybe a network driver problem? But I have no idea really. It's kind of like some process is running and gets stuck for a while until it resolves, tho the cores don't appear to be pegging at all when this happens, temps don't change, etc. It also doesn't appear to be triggered by any particular action or program that I can tell.

Any suggestions?
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OCZ Vtx 3 MIOPS, 2xWD Cav Blk 2TB Samsung SH-S223 Win7 Ultimate Dell U2410, Dell 2407WFP 
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post #2 of 9
Have you got any oc applied to you computer?
post #3 of 9
Yea, may be bad Ram settings if they are set on auto.
Or maybe......... YOU GOT A F???? GHOST IN YOUR PC!
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Just thought, is your computer sunny from I-robot
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Time to call the Ghost Hunters! Hahah jk...

Is your CPU overclocked?
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OCZ has posted a 16(!?) step SSD setup procedure for 67 chipsets.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...SOD-setup-info

OCZ insists Vertex 3 and 67/68 isues such as yours can be resolved if you follow the instructions exactly.

If you run out of other options review the documentation and decide for yourself if this is something that might be useful.

EDIT: I will soon have to break up my OCZ SSD RAID0, Sanitary erase, and Overprovision. But first I have to physically remove the drives from this nvidia based MB and transfer to a PC with an intel chipset to do this. Aint exactly plug and play. Wondering if OCZ SSDs are in my future if they cannot simplify SSD setup procedures.
Edited by Albatross1991 - 6/12/11 at 7:44pm
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Thanks for the response. A couple of questions about that link. He states that overclocking turns off power management. This is incorrect isn't it? My power management works fine, scaling down to stock speeds when the OC is unneeded and ramping up as necessary. Unless I'm missing something in that post?
Also, the thread appears to be addressing BSOD problems, but I don't have any issues there. Again unless I'm missing something it doesn't seem like this process would really apply to my problem?
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OCZ Vtx 3 MIOPS, 2xWD Cav Blk 2TB Samsung SH-S223 Win7 Ultimate Dell U2410, Dell 2407WFP 
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1.I do not think the author is an overclocking expert. But many (me included) disable power saving features, C-States, EIST, C1E before overclocking.

2.The procedure was hastily constructed work in progress with daily additions and subtractions.
The page I read mentioned BSOD, stalling, stuttering, etc. When I now click on the link I get a page saying I have not got privlidges to access it. Maybe they took it down.

3.If you still consider the SSD is suspect here is a way to prove or disprove:

Remove SSD and using a known good generic HDD install Win 7 and Updates. Retain the same hardware configuration and install identical drivers and other software as before and see if you still get the same random problems you discribed in your first post.
Edited by Albatross1991 - 6/15/11 at 10:32pm
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Thanks again. I was hoping to avoid reinstalling on an HDD but it looks like that will be my next step. Not the end of the world, this has just been one of those builds that refuses to play nice in a number of areas...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K [4.8x100 @1.395v] Asus P8P67 Deluxe 2xMSI NGTX560 Ti Twin Frozr OC G. Skill Ripjaw X Series 1600 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vtx 3 MIOPS, 2xWD Cav Blk 2TB Samsung SH-S223 Win7 Ultimate Dell U2410, Dell 2407WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Natural 4000 Seasonic X850 Corsair 600TM Cyborg RAT 7, Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K [4.8x100 @1.395v] Asus P8P67 Deluxe 2xMSI NGTX560 Ti Twin Frozr OC G. Skill Ripjaw X Series 1600 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vtx 3 MIOPS, 2xWD Cav Blk 2TB Samsung SH-S223 Win7 Ultimate Dell U2410, Dell 2407WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Natural 4000 Seasonic X850 Corsair 600TM Cyborg RAT 7, Logitech G500 
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Mionix Propus 380 
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