well i finally got my first anomaly today with my gaming 5 with f5d. just browsing the internet with firefox, only around five tabs open. nothing out of the ordinarily. no flash, videos, or the like playing and the computer just froze. nothing else running at all. a complete hard lock. couldn't move the mouse, couldn't even turn off my numpad on my keyboard. power button did nothing. 100% frozen. had to do a hard reset.
very odd as i have been running the computer just fine since i installed the motherboard. just got done going three full days without a single reboot. did my first reboot last night because i got the urge to double check my ram and ran memtest. let it do two passes and everything was clear. then today i had to reboot for a windows update but the machine was on after that for three hours before the freeze.
my cpu is running at nearly full stock, auto settings. only my ram has fancy settings. running at its rated cas 14, 14, 14, 14, 34 @ 2933 (3000)mhz with 1.35v's. i don't believe it was caused by my power supply as i owned it since october and it was in my previous build. a evga 750 watt g3. i checked event viewer and it didn't pick up anything under system out of the ordinary. it didn't record a bsod. just a "critical, kernel power - system didn't reboot cleanly."
thinking about it, i don't think this was my first.... shortly after i built the computer and installed windows, i was checking voltages and temperatures with hwinfo. well after i had opened hwinfo i opened up cpu-z along side it to compare, and when cpu-z was loading up, my system froze identically to what just happened. at the time i figured it froze because i was trying to run two monitoring programs at the same time, and even reported it in the hwinfo thread.
but now with an awfully similar hard lock, but this time without running any monitoring programs, and nothing else in the background. just firefox, i'm starting to think it wasn't hwinfo and cpu-z that caused the very first freeze almost a week ago. i wonder if its just a bios issue. i hope that's all it is. ugh.