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CPU-Z and HWMonitor will freeze Win8 on my machine...

  1. #11


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Jimbo, Pete's and my mobos are Sandy Bridge machines so it seems to be an issue with the PROGRAM and not our machines. Of course, I had it ALL FIGURED OUT until YOU and TRU piped up, heh.
    There is a way to leave a message on the CPUID site. I have already done so but you are welcome to add your complaint.
    CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

    Meantime, I just skip these programs.
    Someone post if a Win, BIOS, or program update fixes CPU-Z.

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  2. #12


    Istanbul
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 X64 Consumer Preview


    Hi John, I have exactly the same problem with you when I try to open CPU-Z or HWMonitor my pc just freezes thus leading to reset. To support your argument I can say it's totally not hardware related. I have MSI Z77 G45 CPUID products fail to start anyway.

    Oh and 3D Mark 2011 freezes also. It installs just fine but when I try to run a benchmark it locks the pc up. Just like CPUID products...
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Jimbo, Pete's and my mobos are Sandy Bridge machines so it seems to be an issue with the PROGRAM and not our machines. Of course, I had it ALL FIGURED OUT until YOU and TRU piped up, heh.
    There is a way to leave a message on the CPUID site. I have already done so but you are welcome to add your complaint.
    CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

    Meantime, I just skip these programs.
    Someone post if a Win, BIOS, or program update fixes CPU-Z.
    Hi there
    I only said it SEEMS to be CPU related -- just using evidence from my own testing.

    Based on the evidence I had and I did state that the problem "Seems" to be hardware related I couldn't really fault my conclusion - afterall given the fact that a program works on the SAME OS on one system but not using the SAME OS on another --especially one like CPU-Z which is delving into all sorts of areas a normal application wouldn't touch- I think my conclusion was reasonable.

    Of course if it's totally wrong then that's fine -- but one can't ignore the evidence of one's one eyes - and there's nothing wrong in suggesting a possible cause of error based on actual evidence.

    Science is often conducted in this way -- gather empirical data and after formulating theories / hypotheses then they go back into the lab to prove or disprove.

    If it turns out to be simple application errors -- so be it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


    Have exactly same problem here with my setup ....... CPU-Z and 3D Mark 11 both freeze my system !!!
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  5. #15


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Jimbo, read "the Beginning of Infinity" by David Deutsch. He throws out every s i n g l e thing I thought I knew about science, knowledge, hell, even gravity. His take? Conflicting ideas are the occasion for all rational thought and inquiry. That leads to problems and problems are solvable. You predict an explanation, draw criticism, and come up with a good explanation that is hard to vary. Oh yeah, gravity does not exist, never has...
    So our explanation is that CPUID does not work with Win8 CP on SOME machines. Anyone have criticisms?
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 14 Apr 2012 at 14:06.
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  6. #16


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Are any of you running motherboard utilities?

    These can cause conflicts with several different apps/drivers.
    If you have them, un-install all of them for testing, let us know if it helps.
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  7. #17


    Istanbul
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 X64 Consumer Preview


    I'm not using any of those motherboard utilities. I've just installed Chipset drivers and other AHCI-Sata drivers. I uninstalled AHCI drivers but it was still the same.
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  8. #18


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Same here. No ASUS supplied mobo utilities, never used then anyways... Checked the CPUID web page, nothing. Checked their twitter feed, nothing. Sent them a message, no reply. Just a waiting game for them to rewrite their software..
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  9. #19


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Jimbo, read "the Beginning of Infinity" by David Deutsch. He throws out every s i n g l e thing I thought I knew about science, knowledge, hell, even gravity. His take? Conflicting ideas are the occasion for all rational thought and inquiry. That leads to problems and problems are solvable. You predict an explanation, draw criticism, and come up with a good explanation that is hard to vary. Oh yeah, gravity does not exist, never has...
    So our explanation is that CPUID does not work with Win8 CP. Anyone have criticisms?


    YES !!! I do

    Here is my screenshot of CPU-Z (64 bit version) WORKING on an INTEL powered I5 Sony VAIO laptop on W8 CP

    So I stand by my original premise that IT DOES INDEED WORK on some hardware -- and my observation that it FREEZES on ASUS and ACER AMD powered computers is VALID in my experience.


    Go Figure !!!! but it WORKS on THIS laptop

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


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