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Freezes when on internet???

  1. #1


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400

    Freezes when on internet???


    Okay so I have seen im 1 of many who have had this problem. When i am on chrome and windows media player at the same time, my computer freezes and i am forced to restart my computer via power button. When i try to use Metro IE10 instead the same thing happens without media player on. Hopefully someone on here can help. Im not 100% tech savvy but have enough common knowledge to do what needs to be done
    Specs:
    -Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz 3.30GHz
    -Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
    -System type: 64-bit Operating System

    um idk what more you need... Oh i also ran these to things so hopefully you can help

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  2. #2


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    Try going to the BIOS and disabling C-States,a few people have been having issues like these(like myself) and that has solved it...

    If that doesn't work... check your drivers...
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  3. #3


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400


    How would I go about changing the C-State? Im not sure where that is in the BIOS
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  4. #4


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    I believe it stays (in my BIOS) under Performance or Power Options... It's a check-box for Enable/Disable
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  5. #5


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400


    I just checked and i dont even have a performance section, I believe i need to upadate my bios.
    How can i update it? its on BIOS Version P01-A1 built on 07/01/2011
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  6. #6


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    Someone posted an alternative, I haven't tried it, however....

    It is as follows:
    https://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...ndows-8-a.html
    Quote Originally Posted by DM1 View Post
    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.
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  7. #7


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400


    I may try that, only thing is my computer is not a Laptop, its an All-in-One Desktop
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  8. #8


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


    Doesn't matter, the power options are still there.

    To access power options, press "Win" and "R" to bring up the Run dialog
    Then type "powercfg.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    "Create a power plan" is in the left sidebar.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Stop using chrome. That perfectly solved issue for me. Try Firefox or Waterfox (64bit Firefox)
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  10. #10


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400


    Alright I have done what the other post suggested and now am testing to see if it freezes. If it does i will post the crash zip
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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