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Windows 8 Freeze

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 8400

    Windows 8 Freeze


    Hello, I have random freezes in Windows 8 Release Preview. I have installed all drivers in Asus site. Can you help me?

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  2. #2


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


    Not much info on freezes. Try the latest video drivers from the video card chipset manufacturer (AMD/ATI, nVidia, Intel)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 8400


    I have already tried the latest Nvidia driver 301.42
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  4. #4


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


    What hardware do you have?

    Any '?' in Device Manager?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 8400


    No I have installed all drivers. I have the Asus G53SW with i7 2630qm, RAM: 8 GB DDR3 Hynix, North Bridge: Intel Sandy Bridge-MB IMC, South Bridge: Intel Cougar Point HM65, hard disk: two Seagate Momentus XT, Nvidia GTX 460M, Realtek ALC269, Controller IDE: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
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  6. #6


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


    Agree with usasma, would start with the Nvidia driver.

    Is it from Asus?
    Check for update.
    Version number?

    If the latest driver is installed try to find an earlier one for testing.
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  7. #7


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


    I see a lot of the Asus G73's with video card problems (I work as a PC Technician). My youngest son's had to be exchanged during warranty as the card went bad.

    Try the free video tests here: Additional Hardware Diagnostics

    Just FYI - the latest nVidia Win8 (64 bit) drivers are here: Drivers - GeForce
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  8. #8


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 RP


    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.

    P.S. I joined 8Forums only to post this solution. If you are regulars on other forums, post it there also, it would help others too.
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