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Hy guys,

All this is while running Windows 7 Ultimate 64
So this is how my computers acts :
When i am using the browser , total randomly the pc gets a small freeze (6-10 sec) then it unfreezes for about 6-10 seconds then it freezes again for 6-10 seconds then normal for 6-10 seconds and so on and so forth . This is triggered by browsing, i usually used Chrome. To resolve the problem i need to restart.
I have tried to install Firefox but when the install was finished and i launched the application the computer went into a FULL FREEZE. Needed to force restart cause it did not recover at all like how it happens when i use Chrome.

My CPU and GPU are overclocked but the overclock is STABLE , i have done all the tests required to make sure of that. The pc NEVER crashes if i do anything else ... like gaming for example where the CPU is actually stressed a bit.
This happens only when the browser is actually doing something / being used.
I do not belive it is the overclock to blame because these issues happen when the CPU and GPU are idleing at a low multiplier, voltage and usage.

So... what is my problem folks ? Should i just do full fresh windows install ? i kinda do not want to..feels like I'm swatting a fly with a sledgehammer.

SPECS : i5 4670k 4.2 OC 1.2V (all power saving features are ON so the CPU idles at a very low voltage and very low multiplier 800mhz @ 0.01-0.03v)
GPU GTX 560 ASUS ( while in 2d mode aka Desktop mode the OC is not applied and it runs on stock settings, Afterburner automatically switches profiles and i do monitor then and they do switch perfectly, the OC profile only being activated and used in 3d applications such as games)
SSD 128 GB 840 PRO Samsung ( Virtual memory set to 1024 / 1024 , Hibernate, sleep and indexing deactivated, TRIM is enabled )
MB : GA-Z87X-UD5H
RAM : 2x4Gb DDR3 @1866 CL9 ( XMP enabled )
HDD : WD 1TB
Sound : Creative X-FI Fatality Gamer Pro
PSU : Seasonic M12 700 W (Modular)
Coolers : Noctua NH-D14, 2x Cooler Master 200mm (in Front + out Top) , Cooler Master 140mm (out Back)

Edited by leyzar - 8/22/13 at 5:29am
    
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Samsung 840 PRO 128 Western Digital 1TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LCD Philips 221V2AB Logitech G15 Seasonic M12 700W Cooler Master HAF XM 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G600 G.L.I.D.E. 9 X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series Logitech G13 
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So... what is my problem folks ? Should i just do full fresh windows install ? i kinda do not want to..feels like I'm swatting a fly with a sledgehammer.[/SIZE]

Seriously that's a very nice analogy, and your correct you don't need to do that or *** why do that.

Can you tell if the browser made some recent updates, if no try clearing up the cache and history and setting it on privacy mode or no cache and see if no it will freeze randomly. I use to get that but only when I'm not in privacy mode though it's a bit slower on times because it doesn't use any memory cache but no hiccups just boils down to the internet lantency or speed.

You may also try the "..\chrome.exe -incognito" this temporarily disable extensions, you can test it like that as well to diagnose what may be causing the spike in your browsing experience with Chrome.

I normally use Firefox 3.6 its an old version, because I can on the fly customize is to be full of add-ons or my norm which is running thin on privacy mode which is so fast. But I have all of the other major browsers installed and got them to date for my web design testing needs.



thumb.gifGood luck MECH WARRIOR !!!
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Try going back to 314.22 NVIDIA drivers if you are using 320.xx at the moment. You might also instead try 326.80. There's a lot of reports of 320.xx not working right for people. I have a GTX 560 Ti and also had strange problems like you describe, the screen freezing and sometimes crashing, sometimes recovering after a while, though not necessarily with the browser.

The browsers use GPU hardware acceleration nowadays. They might just use curious features that no game uses. It might still be the fault of the graphics card or its driver even if you don't see anything in games.

If you try 326.80, I would be happy if you report back if your problems get resolved by it. I'm scared to update from 314.22 because of the problems I had with 320.49. It made me redo my overclock and I'm still not yet sure everything's actually running fine at the moment.
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tracked down the problem to chipset drivers ... ty all
    
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Can you elaborate? Do you mean the "Intel INF" stuff?
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