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PC Freezing unless under load (Asus P67/2600-k)

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Like it says: PC freezes if it is not under load. I have lived with this for too long and am trying to get this fixed. Essentially its been an issue since I built the PC last march. Oddly enough, I was noticing it freezing when I wasn't playing demanding games. So I downloaded Prime95 and it would just run and run and run. So now I just have Prime95 running constantly. I have not OCed it because of this issue plus I am a novice with OCing. Specs are as follows:

Intel 2600K not OCed
Asus Sabertooth p67
8GB (originally 16) Corsair XMS3 1600MHz
Radeon HD 5870
4 HDD's in Raid 5 with Intel's rapid storage.

Appreciate any and all feedback!!
post #2 of 6
What BIOS are you on? From what I can recall, the earlier ones had a bug which caused a BSOD or randomly freezing when idle. You had to adjust the power saving features to help prevent it from happening but it was later fixed with a BIOS update.
post #3 of 6
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I have kept it up to date for the past year hoping to fix it, but as soon as I forget to start prime with the PC i get owned :\
post #4 of 6
There are 10 bios updates for that board alone and most are stability updates on almost everyone. Your gonna need to update your bios to the latest version which is this one.

Sabertooth P67 BIOS 2302
1. Improve system stability.
2..Enhance compatibility with some USB devices.

From this page

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=SABERTOOTH%20p67&p=1&os=29
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post #5 of 6
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I will try it when I get home, I didn't see a march one.
Thanks!
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Unfortunately this is still an issue. Even with the latest BIOS update it is hanging. It essentially stops doing 'anything' the screen is just as it appears when it hangs, the clock displays the time of the hang and the mouse/keyboard don't work. It won't stay up unless i'm playing an intensive game -or- running Prime95!
Thanks for your help!
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