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post #1 of 14
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I built this pc about two years ago and the only thing I've done is to replace the graphic card.

i7-920 D0 @ 3.6 ghz
Corsair 9gb ram
6950HD graphic card
850W corsair PSU

Now it has been running great untill just a few hours ago when I started experiencing odd 2-4 second freezing. Now it occurrs very random, it can happen twice in a minute and sometimes it takes about half an hour before it happends again.

Now I took a screenshot of my Windows Task Manager a couple seconds after a freeze had occurred and it shows the following:



I have no idea what's causing this and would be very thankful for some help.
post #2 of 14
I had a virus once that did that VERY annoying. Try running malwarebytes on your pc
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Did you upgrade your Graphics Driver?
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post #4 of 14
I've noticed you said you replaced the graphics card. Did you uninstall your drivers and then reinstall?
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 1337LutZ View Post
I had a virus once that did that VERY annoying. Try running malwarebytes on your pc
Been running it for a good 20 minutes now and so far it has found one object that's infected. I'll finish the scan and let you know if it helped =).
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by langer1972 View Post
Did you upgrade your Graphics Driver?
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
I've noticed you said you replaced the graphics card. Did you uninstall your drivers and then reinstall?

It was quite some time ago I bought the 6950 and I've uninstalled & kept my drivers up-to-date ever since. So I'm afraid that's not the issue ;/
post #7 of 14
Have you reformatted in those two years? It might just be time for a reformat, man. If your CPU / GPU are not overlocked, and you've had this issue with not only the latest versions of ATIs drivers, but also previous... it might just be time for a reformat.

Have you run Memtest on your sticks individually to rule memory out?
post #8 of 14
Goto the registry and remove everything listed in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\ CurrentVersion\\Run
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Have you reformatted in those two years? It might just be time for a reformat, man. If your CPU / GPU are not overlocked, and you've had this issue with not only the latest versions of ATIs drivers, but also previous... it might just be time for a reformat.

Have you run Memtest on your sticks individually to rule memory out?
My CPU is clocked a bit. But no I have not done a reformat in two years. I'm very aware of that I have lots of crap programs and files that I've gathered over the years so it might be time for that. I was planning on buying a new HDD a couple of weeks ago and at the same time reformat my current HDD. However the flooding in Asia increased the HDD prices by more then 100% so I decided to wait.
post #10 of 14
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My CPU is clocked a bit. But no I have not done a reformat in two years. I'm very aware of that I have lots of crap programs and files that I've gathered over the years so it might be time for that. I was planning on buying a new HDD a couple of weeks ago and at the same time reformat my current HDD. However the flooding in Asia increased the HDD prices by more then 100% so I decided to wait.
Well like the others have said it might be time to reformat.But before you do that there are programs out there that check your HD to make shure there are no errors on it.I would give that a try it never hurts.
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