Hi all, I continued my original topic here in hopes of getting more help. I originally thought it was a games issue, now I know it is my PC. http://teksyndicate.com/forum/pc-gaming/my-first-ever-forum-post-plea-help/125856
Fractal Designs R4 black + window
NZXT Hale 82 750w
WD 1000 GB HDD
Kingston Hyperx SK 120GB
ASRock Z77 Extreme 6
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600 RAM
Scythe Grand Kama Cross heatsink
ASUS GEForce GTX 670
Corsair K90 and M90
I was having problems with games and thusly thought they were game related. Now I suspect some part of my build. My PC freezes a lot. Not during intense games though like Skyrim maxed. It freezes during simple things like watching YT vids or just listening to music. All my music is on an ex HDD. Why is my PC misbehaving? Why does it freeze? When it happens nothing works, no mouse, no Task manager, just buzzes the note of whatever sound was on at the time, the screen stays on whatever was on at the time..
I am OC to 4.0GHz. I ran geeks3D Furmark and scored slightly below the highest card rating (RAdeon 7970 I think). I have run GPU-Z and CPU-Z. I tried to run memtest86 but when it burnt the image to CD I didn't know what to do from there. Windows mem test showed nothing wrong. My Windows Experience score is 7.6 out of 7.9. I have updated every driver I can think of or find.
I have adjusted various sttings in the ASRock UEFI. I discovered my RAM was running at 1333 so I fixed that now to 1600. The CPU never gets above 50 degrees. I ran OCCT and during a few of those tests my PC froze, but I am not experienced enough to know how to use the program effectively. (This is my first PC and build ever). I am running both monitors off the GPU, one is 60Hz the other is 120Hz.
In the UEFI there is a thing called "internet flash". When I click it, it asks me to update to firmware 2.30. I say yes. It says no interenet connection. I go to ASRock site and try to find this update and fail. I suspect this may be my problem, but do not know how to fix it.
Would an unstable internet connection cause freezin? For some reason I lose connection a few times a day. I am in the process of changing ISP's, but will it do any good for what ails my PC? Thanks for the help folks.