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!
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.
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.
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.
Just to keep things in one topic:
Power states may play a part in this (2 suggestions):- play with video driver versions - both the latest available Windows 8 version from the chipset manufacturer:
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 Windows 8 was first installed.
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 Windows 8, letting Windows Update automatically install the necessary drivers.
More info about clean install in this Win7Vista "canned speech": Canned Speeches
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
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 04:30 PM. Reason: Update
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