Finally cracked the freezing issue with my PC, bought the damn thing in November and I've only just fixed it. For a man who works in IT, it's downright depressing how long it took to figure out|
Just one of those weird ones in the end
Bought a bundle from SCAN (z87 gigabyte motherboard, i5 4670k and 8gb of RAM)
Early in the build I got a 0x00000f4 when sending auth packets to my ADSL modem. Fine, probably just the fact I hadn't loaded any drivers to Windows yet, loaded all the appropriate drivers and the blue screen went away.
About 8 hours of usage later the system froze up, no blue screen and this continued intermittently for nearly 3 months! When you've swapped out every SINGLE component other than the bundle itself, sent it back to SCAN, TWICE to no avail, updated every driver, flashed all the firmware that can be flashed, what do you do?
Apart from go across to the pub to huff, you turn things off.
I decided to pull both PCI cards and watch films, play video games (offline), run a prime test, stable. Put the graphics card back in, stable.
Put the Wifi PCI card back into PCI2, crash (okay so PCI2 is busted?) Pull the GFX card and try the WiFi card in PCI1, freeze within 10 minutes, reboot, freeze after 2 hours.
Two different models of TP-link Wifi PCI card were causing the machine to freeze the TL-WN781ND (my original card) & the TL-WDN4800 which I bought a month ago to eliminate the wifi card as the problem.
I bought a powerline adapter and now have a stable build, single weirdest hardware fault I've ever had, it basically got to the point where I bought a kindle and stopped turning it on when I got home from work.
Saturday though, Saturday I decided I wasn't doing anything else until it was fixed.
Quick google showed glimmers of people having the same issue but never coming to a conclusion, unfortunately for me this conclusion cost me...
New GFX Card
New SATA Cables even!
Fuck it, at least I can suck at BF4 again!
Edited by urban at 15:10:54 10-03-2014