Originally Posted by aar0nsky
As far as I am aware you do not have to disable anything in the bios to do this. I am running a fanless setup(I use a water block) and I did not disable anything. I have not gotten any codes or any beeps complaining about it.
One thing to keep in mind. This is a brand new game that just came out. There will be problems, especially since you are using brand new hardware. New hardware+ new software + lack of widespread testing = problems.
The only way to tell if it is memory related is to download memtest86+. Burn it to a cd and boot off of that cd. Test your ram for about 24 hours if no errors you can rule out your ram. If your just locking up , not your video driver crashing and your not getting a bluescreen, it seems more a programming error with the game causing the problem not the hardware. This is all speculation based on how you used the term locked up. If you can describe how it locks up in more detail maybe I am missing something.
i bought the mobo this past saturday and ran memtest+ for a good 48 hours with the xmp1 settings @ 1600mhz without any problems it completed about 15-20 tests successfully. i've only played diablo3 once on this pc, i usually play games on my other computer that i built 2 months ago(p8z68 deluxe/gen3, 2600k, hd7970). i built this new computer just for internet and d3(when my friend comes over) aside from that i dont really use it for gaming. i'm running the latest bios for the asrock z77 pro3 as well. as for details with the hanging, the screen just freezes and the sound just repeats itself. just a short blurb repeated quickly. i then have to power off by holding the power button down. i wish there were some dump files or something i could look at to help me troubleshoot the issue, but when i looked for a dump or mini dump file, none existed. i also got a random pc reboot when installing some of the intel chipset software which was also weird. but those were my only two lockups thus far. i updated the realtek sound drivers just for the sake of doing so, im not sure if they were the problem or not.
this is my first time using an asrock board. i usually buy asus boards. i know the z77 pro3 isn't a high end board, but it doesn't need to be for internet, youtube, and watching streams.
i've run prime95, memtest+, dft for hard drive, msi kombuster, and gpu-z render test without any issues. it could be a diablo3 software issue, but that wouldn't explain the random reboot during the installation of some intel software. i think it was intel's srt or intel smart connect. since then i've disabled both in the bios since im not using them. i left the bios pretty plain jane in terms of voltages and tweaks. i disabled the builtin video, serial ports, smart connect, and srt.