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post #31 of 49
Nice stuff op, thanks.

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Whats it do
post #33 of 49
Holy, moly!

You just might have solved one of my biggest headaches. My htpc runs 24/7 and typically crashes once a week at 1am. For the life of me I couldn't figure it out. I took a look at the task scheduler and that task is scheduled for 1 am once a week.
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Useful. +Rep and Bump.thumb.gif
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post #35 of 49
I never knew about this in all this time building Win 7 machines.
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post #36 of 49
Interesting. I've been having a lot of problems with gw2 crashing when ever I have hyperthreading enabled. I'll try this and turn HT back on. God I hope this fixes it.
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post #37 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowfiwhiteguy View Post

So, the past couple weeks I've found Saturday evening to be a great time to play The Witcher 2.

I've been encountering anomalies shortly after quitting with my GPUs, where they spike repeatedly for about 30 seconds, screen goes black for a moment, I lose my Aero desktop and it reverts to Basic, and my GPU fans are gone wild.

Then, everything reverts back to normal like nothing happened. I've been thinking that my GPUs were beginning to die and was quite worried, until I did some hard digging and discovered what causes this.

It's the bloody Windows Experience Index running its scheduled system evaluations.

It's utterly useless, causes games running at the time to sometimes crash/stall or randomly quit without error, and a general pain in the behind.

Everyone should disable this stupid application by doing the following:

Go to Task Scheduler, open folder: Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance and then disable the task named "WinSAT".

The issues vanished and I can rest assured my games won't crash every Saturday night... Well, until my GPUs really do start to get tired of running at 1.125v, at least.

Just throwing it out there to help others take steps to avoid getting in a panic thinking something's gone wrong with their hardware when it's just Windows being Windows (read: stupid).
Why don't you just switch to linux?
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post #38 of 49
Why does the Index run so often?
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post #39 of 49
Cause Microsoft like making things difficult.
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post #40 of 49
Thought everyone knew about this to be honest, kind of hard to not notice Aero turning itself off and component fans ramping up.
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