Originally Posted by Resilga
I just upgraded my system from an ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe (w/Amd Athlon 64x2 Core2 Duo) to this Gigabyte mobo with i5 Ivybridge 3.3 ghz. Is there anything I can show you guys that would give you some idea of why this could be happening?
My SteelSeries Sensei's driver the SteelSeries Engine made it freeze within 5 mins or so. When I use a plug n play mouse I have about 30 mins to the whole night before it freezes. Last night I was able to play skyrim, LoL, watch hulu/netflix, download things... (with plug n' play mouse). Before that I was freezing every five minutes because I had the steelseries mouse plugged in so I really thought I had figured out the problem. Now I have about 30 mins before my computer freezes with my crap mouse, and upon restarting it will freeze again within 5 minutes.
So it isn't any mouse I'm using, it seems like cpu usage or ram? I don't think it's voltage because I'm running a Nvdia 470, CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600, Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz, Z77X-UD5H, one 500gb hd,
minor peripherals, etc all on a PCP&C 610w EPS12v PSU
... I should have plenty of power for these right?
Forgive my brevity, this post used to be very clean and refined and coherent but this is my 5th time writing it since i only now have access to a laptop (before I was trying to post from my main pc which kept freezing).
Please tell me what info I can give you in order to put an end to the freezing issue. What little knowledge I have isn't good enough to even use the great bios to my benefit. I'm pretty out of my league here but I am not giving up, this is how we learn, right?
It will also freeze in safemode if I'm doing too much in it (i.e. scanning for malware).
I have nonetheless completed a malware scan and I seem to be okay. I must also mention that this transition was from an old mobo to this new one while still keeping my hd mostly in tact. I only reformatted the windows partition. That seemed to be fine though. I've played skyrim for an entire evening without a freeze (max settings but without using the steelseries mouse).
Any help will be amazing, thanks in adv.
(Even directing me to a point where the issue has already been resolved on someone else's thread would be most apprecated!)