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I have recently wiped my hard drive and reinstalled everything.

Current installations :
-WoW
-LoL
-SC2
-VLC
-Skype
-AVG
-Spybot
-Ventrilo
-Firefox
-Pandora One

Ever since reinstalling Windows Vista it periodicaly stop responding and this is what occurs during this time :
-Music from Pandora continues to play
-Skype continues to function perfectly
-I can still toggle my mic in ventrilo
-WoW seems to receive some keystrokes but not all the time.
-Occurs while not in games also, all windows stop responding.
-In SC2 it locks up the game for everyone saying that I am not connected and is waiting for me.

I have run AVG and Spybot several times and searched google with no answer. I don't want to format again to just have the same problem all over. Someone mentioned it could be my graphics card dying, so I ran ATI tool and a stress test program (don't remember the name). Both passed without a problem.

I have windows and everything installed on my 200gb WD and using my 500gb as a backup. My 2tb Seagate is just storing all my large files, which I have to reasign a drive path to it everytime I restart the computer. This happend in the previous Windows installation as well.
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Bump? No one has any ideas or thoughts?
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Only thought/idea I have is...did you make sure all drivers were reinstalled and updated? And I don't necessarily mean from Windows update...I mean check for new install-disc files from the OEMs on their websites.
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All drivers were downloaded from their respective websites the day of installation. Tried drivers from both Nvidia and Evga for my graphics card, Auzen for the sound card, etc. Any idea of software I could run to attempt to find a cause? I have completely run out of ideas and it is a major pain to deal with this. Sometimes it never happens while other days it will happen every 30 minutes or so. Forgot to mention that everything resumes as normal about 2-3 minutes later. Perfomance in games (FPS) goes back to 100%.
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Download and run a hard drive error checking program, like HDTune or Western Digital's LifeGuard. These symptoms of random freezing sound like unreadable hard drive sectors or failing gpu.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post
Download and run a hard drive error checking program, like HDTune or Western Digital's LifeGuard. These symptoms of random freezing sound like unreadable hard drive sectors or failing gpu.
^^ THIS ^^

I had this problem recently and it was because one of my hard drives was dying
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Is there any way to test a gpu other then Ati Tool which only looks for artifacts?
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HD Tune on both drives. All green, no bad sectors.
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Checked the OC lately? PSU?
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I will try turning down my OC. Any reason why it would be a problem all of a sudden with the fresh install? I don't have any testing equipment, is there any way to test a PSU without it?

Also wouldn't these issues affect everything? (as in Skype, Vent, and Pandora wouldn't work)

Those three continuing to function is really confusing me.
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6gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 WD 500TB 7200rpm Seagate 2TB 7200rpm Corsair 60GB SSD 
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WD 2TB Green Samsung lightscribe 22x Sata dvd burner Thermaltake V1 Win7 64bit 
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46" Samsung LED Smart TV MaxKeyboard Nighthawk X8 ABS Tagan BZ700w modular Thermaltake Spedo 
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Razer Naga Audio Technica AD-700's Denon receiver with BA 5.1 speakers 
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i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V sapphire 7970 ghz sapphire 7970 ghz 
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