|I have recently (6 weeks ago) bought a new |
i7 930 2.8Ghz
MSI Pro-E QPI 6.4GT/S motherboard
6gb DDR3 RAM
ATI Sapphire HD5770 1Gb Graphics card
650W cooling fan
It came preinstalled with Windows 7 home
premium 64bit and initially worked great.
However after a week I had to undergo a full
system restore as it would boot but nothing
would run (the desktop would come up but no
files programs menus would open).
After reinstalling from scratch it has not done
this however in general operating it freezes for
2-5 seconds every 15mins or so. The CPU
speed never exceeds 10% and the RAM is
never over 35-40%. It does not seem to be
running hot. After the first issue I made sure to
install virus protection (AVG) as soon as I first
In particular it freezes when running programs
such as Chrome, Word 07 and especially VLC
(even with cache rates at 1000). I will use the
computer for rendering shortly and would like
to sort problems before I have to begin
Is the problem likely to be a hardware or
software issue - I have talked to the company I
bought it off and they are certain it is software
but does anyone have any tips before I
undergo yet another complete restore. I have
undertaken a SeaTools driver scan which has
returned no problems...
Any help would be much appreciated!!