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My gaming PC randomly freezes

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1


    Download all these drivers or just the realtek one?

    - GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87-D3HP (rev. 1.x)

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  2. #22


    Download each of the four things I kinked under drivers in my above post
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  3. #23


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by hydranix View Post
    Download each of the four things I kinked under drivers in my above post
    Thanks dude!
    Would I be good to go and start gaming again from now on? Or do you think there's more drivers to be installed?

    Oh and also.. Window updates did not come up with no updates is that fine?
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  4. #24


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Listen going take downloads not sure of, Windows 8.1 64 bit or 32bit ? Links other OP gave you how do they know for sure, which ones they are ?
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1


    Guys just noticed though after I restart my PC and login via e-mail and password the programs are slow to load up basically feels as though my PC is frozed for 10-20 seconds before the programs show up etc.

    Also tried playing a game and the loading screen freezes when it shouldn't be but comes back to life again after around 10 seconds.
    Could this be a intel driver bug? Can't see it being a graphics card problem since my PC is slow/freezes after the login screen.

    This is a new windows 8.1 install also these things should be happening?
    Thanks.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley S View Post
    Guys just noticed though after I restart my PC and login via e-mail and password the programs are slow to load up basically feels as though my PC is frozed for 10-20 seconds before the programs show up etc.

    Also tried playing a game and the loading screen freezes when it shouldn't be but comes back to life again after around 10 seconds.
    Could this be a intel driver bug? Can't see it being a graphics card problem since my PC is slow/freezes after the login screen.

    This is a new windows 8.1 install also these things should be happening?
    Thanks.
    Again, never answering all questions asked before when i am trying to help you. What system drivers have you downloaded from motherboard site, is it Windows 8.1 64bit or 32bit system, as need this information to get correct drivers from motherboard site. As far as slowness and hangs and freezes can be many reasons, but first need to get all your drivers back on system. Then take it from there, in another post here made seem like was fine.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley S View Post
    Guys just noticed though after I restart my PC and login via e-mail and password the programs are slow to load up basically feels as though my PC is frozed for 10-20 seconds before the programs show up etc.

    Also tried playing a game and the loading screen freezes when it shouldn't be but comes back to life again after around 10 seconds.
    Could this be a intel driver bug? Can't see it being a graphics card problem since my PC is slow/freezes after the login screen.

    This is a new windows 8.1 install also these things should be happening?
    Thanks.
    Again, never answering all questions asked before when i am trying to help you. What system drivers have you downloaded from motherboard site, is it Windows 8.1 64bit or 32bit system, as need this information to get correct drivers from motherboard site. As far as slowness and hangs and freezes can be many reasons, but first need to get all your drivers back on system. Then take it from there, in another post here made seem like was fine.
    To be honest, I can't really understand your posts in this thread.

    Like where you said:
    Listen going take downloads not sure of, Windows 8.1 64 bit or 32bit?
    What are you asking there? If windows version on the OPs computer is 32 or 64 bit? You can safely assume in this situation that the computer is running 64 bit windows. If it was actually 32 bit, the worst case scenario is that the driver will refuse to install. No harm done.


    We should try to diagnose what is causing the slowness and hangs from this point forward. Drivers are most likely covered. At least the critical ones.


    @Ashley S

    What type of storage drive do you have? Is it an HDD or an SSD? What's it's total capacity, and how much free space is left on it?

    Windows Updates sometimes take a couple reboot cycles before they show up to be installed. There should be quite a few once your operating system settles in.
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  8. #28


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Yes, before downloading the drivers from manufacturer's site, which i linked her board, i liked to know what bit the system was for correct drivers. What's the point to take wrong ones anyway, as it also seems she not familiar with doing this ?
    Yeah, might not matter, but can be some of causes right now till she does them all, then we can go from there.

    A computer lock up can also be caused by outdated or corrupted drivers.

    In fact she is still having an issue with barely anything on system at all (software,drivers) and clean install, this is kind of saying it's a good possibility it' a hardware issue. Also she never mentioned there was viruses, malware originally on system is real reason why OS was reinstalled, as posted in another thread here.

    Many reasons why system freezes and lock up, but with barely any software or drivers on system does point to the possibility of hardware failure.Still do not know much about system and all it's specs, it also being custom build.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Since a fresh install kind of rules out most other possibilities as seen here, soon scroll down to Due to Hardware issues.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2681286
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  10. #30


    Ashley, maybe you are ok now and it's going to be solved,

    but when you ordered your computer didn't you get a receipt showing the parts you ordered??

    like in your email or anything?
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