Windows 7 + 8 64bit Hiccups after new build.

January 2, 2014 at 05:15:27
Specs: Windows 7
I have just upgrded my pc with a new motherboard, graphics card, ram and psu. And ever since i installed windows 7 64 bit it has been hanging every minute or so. The mouse still moves but I cannot click on anything and the computer becomes completely unresponsive.

After a few seconds (sometimes more) the pc unfreezes and all the clicks I have made go through.

I have installed all of the latest drivers for my components directly from the manufacturers website.

I installed windows 8.1 64 bit to see if it would change the problem but it seems to have gotten worse.

After windows 8 I decided to try it with Linux, This runs like a charm. No hanging, no lagging, just the way It should be.

I guess this must be a problem with windows?

If any of you have any suggestions i would greatly appreciate your input.

Thanks in advance.

My specs are as follows:

Windows 8.1 64bit
8GB DDR3 1066 ram
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX 6350 6 core Processor - 3.9ghz
AMD Radeon R7 240 Graphics card with 2GB memory.


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January 2, 2014 at 06:59:58
It's probably a driver issue. Make sure your chipset drivers are up to date. You can use this program to check how long DPCs are taking. As the note says, there's a problem with Win8. So either use it with Win7, or subtract 1ms from any value. http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_...

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January 2, 2014 at 09:48:56
Which version of Linux? Did you actually install it or did you run it directly from a CD or DVD?

As Razor said, it's probably a driver or software problem. What else did you install besides the OS & drivers? And I've gotta ask - why would you get DDR3-1066 for an FX-series CPU? or was that I typo & you meant DDR3-1866?


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