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  1. #11


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    Windows 8 Release Preview


    I will try running the windows 7 64 bit drivers for a while and see if that has any effect, thank you for the tip!

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  2. #12


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    Windows 7 Home Premium/Windows 8 Release Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by ArkahnX View Post
    I will try running the windows 7 64 bit drivers for a while and see if that has any effect, thank you for the tip!
    I am having some similar problems that you are having. Did you have any luck installing the Windows 7 drivers? I too have an Nvidia GPU and was wondering if this was the problem. I was on Win 8 CP for months without anything but a hickup and it wasn't until I upgraded my CPU when problems started too come up. I have since gone back to Windows 7 and it has been running smoothly for months. It appears to only be a problem with 8 for me. :\
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 RP


    Guys, try running a task on the background that uses the CPU. Someone in the forums mentioned that the freezes happen when the CPU enters the power saving mode.
    You can try disabling C-States if your bios allows it.
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  4. #14




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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Nice tip! DM1 offers this suggestion in several threads also (I took this quote from http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...html#post96504 ):
    If you have no disable C-States option in the BIOS (most laptops don't) you can workaround by creating a new Custom Power Plan and set - as an advanced option - in the Processor Power Management Tab the minimum processor rate at 50-70% ( i set myself at 50%) and the maximum processor rate at the very same value! (50%-50% or 70%-70%).

    No crashes since then! Yes it takes from the processing power, but at least the system is stable.
    As i noticed here and on other forums, this is an Intel only problem.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    At this particular moment in time, I am back to running a stable copy of Windows 7. As Windows 8 was freezing at least once per hour, or whenever I wanted to do anything, which was resulting in serious workflow disruptions as well as data loss, no fix for windows 8 was going to be worth it for me. I could see the above suggested solution working, but as of now it is simply not worth my time or money to use Windows 8.

    I thank everyone for their assistance, and encourage others with similar problems who haven't given up yet to create their own article and request assistance.
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  6. #16




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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Just to keep things in one topic:
    - play with video driver versions - both the latest available Win8 version from the chipset manufacturer:

    Intel: http://downloadcenter.intel.com
    nVidia: World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies | NVIDIA
    ATI: Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD

    and the original version that shipped (and was installed) when Win8 was first installed.
    Power states may play a part in this (2 suggestions):
    Quote Originally Posted by RCOO View Post
    Guys, try running a task on the background that uses the CPU. Someone in the forums mentioned that the freezes happen when the CPU enters the power saving mode.
    You can try disabling C-States if your bios allows it.
    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Nice tip! DM1 offers this suggestion in several threads also (I took this quote from http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...html#post96504 ):
    If you have no disable C-States option in the BIOS (most laptops don't) you can workaround by creating a new Custom Power Plan and set - as an advanced option - in the Processor Power Management Tab the minimum processor rate at 50-70% ( i set myself at 50%) and the maximum processor rate at the very same value! (50%-50% or 70%-70%).

    No crashes since then! Yes it takes from the processing power, but at least the system is stable.
    As i noticed here and on other forums, this is an Intel only problem.
    And finally the type of installation.
    I've seen a lot of installations that were "Upgrades" - and they have far more problems than the "clean" install.
    If yours is an upgrade install and you're having these problems:
    - backup your stuff
    - wipe the hard drive (format)
    - "clean" install Win8, letting Windows Update automatically install the necessary drivers.
    More info about clean install in this Win7Vista "canned speech": Canned Speeches
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1
    windows 8 pro


    hi, maybe I was lucky but this solved windows 8 freezing on my desktop,

    1. remove wireless adaptor from my pc
    2. pc now connected to router via Ethernet cable
    3. window 8 no longer freezing nd is much faster than win 7
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Seems to apply to AMD also!


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Nice tip! DM1 offers this suggestion in several threads also (I took this quote from http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...html#post96504 ):
    If you have no disable C-States option in the BIOS (most laptops don't) you can workaround by creating a new Custom Power Plan and set - as an advanced option - in the Processor Power Management Tab the minimum processor rate at 50-70% ( i set myself at 50%) and the maximum processor rate at the very same value! (50%-50% or 70%-70%).

    No crashes since then! Yes it takes from the processing power, but at least the system is stable.
    As i noticed here and on other forums, this is an Intel only problem.
    I have a Lenovo G585 laptop with an AMD processor. It was built with Win8 Home and Sleep used to work fine. I have installed a lot of apps, downloaded lots of Windows updates and played around with a lot of the windows options. At some point Sleep started blowing up on me. I played with every power option that I had previously messed with to no avail. After finding this I set my minimum processor rate to 100% while plugged in. The problem seems to have gone away. I left my battery setting at 5% and so far that seems to be working although I did not normally put it in Sleep on battery. I'll update this if it fails again. I plan to periodically change it back after new Windows updates in hopes that I can go back to lower power.

    Update: It SEEMED to work better. It was failing before after short sleeps. (minutes) But it is still failing after a long sleep (hours). I'm switching to hibernate 100% for now since I don't trust the state of the system after sleep. At least I can set the min processor speed back to 5%.
    Last edited by jackneff; 23 Jan 2013 at 16:30. Reason: Update
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  9. #19


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    windows 8 Release Preview


    The Windows 7 Nvidia Driver still i got a freeze and also with the latest Nvidia driver too and this is on all versions of win 9 and i now have win 8 pro
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