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Freezes on Release Preview

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 RP

    Freezes on Release Preview


    Hi, so I have this "Gradual Freeze" issue many people have been having.
    I couldn't pinpoint the reason for the freeze, though one way to make it happen is to run Speccy.
    I guess all the specs should be included in the archive, I have also ran memtest, my RAM is fine, and I'm not using RAID.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Same problem. Each every ~30-50 mins.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 RP


    I found a way to deal with this issue: running a game in the background (Source engine games work for me) prevents the OS from freezing.

    Still want a proper fix, though...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    Quote Originally Posted by Ezhik View Post
    I found a way to deal with this issue: running a game in the background (Source engine games work for me) prevents the OS from freezing.

    Still want a proper fix, though...
    That's interesting... will give it a try =]
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Ezhik View Post
    I found a way to deal with this issue: running a game in the background (Source engine games work for me) prevents the OS from freezing.

    Still want a proper fix, though...
    I tried this ... for a few hours I thought it was working but then ... slooow freeze. I find it's more common while playing video or using chrome.

    So frustrated.
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  6. #6


    Oh and Speccy makes it happen for me also.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Have you updated video drivers to the latest available Win8 RP version available from the video chipset manufacturer (nVidia/ATI-AMD/Intel)?
    Install only the drivers, not the rest of the stuff. Post back if you need instructions for this.
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  8. #8


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Heh, I am getting freezes with Vuze (a torrent program) and Passmark 7 (strange flickering too but I just installed a GTX 680 card).
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  9. #9


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Have you updated video drivers to the latest available Win8 RP version available from the video chipset manufacturer (nVidia/ATI-AMD/Intel)?
    Install only the drivers, not the rest of the stuff. Post back if you need instructions for this.
    GeForce 296.17 Driver - that's the driver I have installed and the latest one provided by Nvidia. I have also tried the Windows 7 one, but the issue was even worse with it.
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  10. #10


    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 RC


    im experiencing this usually when running chrome or metro IE. i have the win7 nvidia drivers installed (downgraded from win8 CP drivers where i had the issue as well), as well as drivers for every other device. anyone know if it is the nvidia drivers that are causing the gradual freeze? if so, the new driver being released soon should fix it.
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