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pc freezes for a few seconds occassionally

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  1. Mooncatt

    Mooncatt Thread Starter

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    Hi all.
    Kinda banging my head against a wall here. every so often when browsing the net, opening up a hard drive etc the pc will freeze for a few seconds and then come back. here is what ive done so far.....
    memtest = clean
    bad sectors = clean
    temp check on cpu and gfx = clean
    anti virus = clean (Avira, malwarebytes)
    HDD defrag
    avg tuneup
    i even did a clean install of OS which seemed to do the trick for a while then the problem returned.
    all drivers up to date (i dont suffer any freezes while im gaming only when im doing something on the pc itself i.e opening a program, browsing one of my harddrives etc) also when it does freeze i get the spinnin circle thing telling me its busy, while it is frozen i can open up the taskmanager and see that my cpu isnt busy at all and the ram is also fine.
    here are my system specs
    1050w viper PSU 80+
    AMD Phenom II X6 Thuban core
    8Ghz DDR3 1600mhz corsair ram
    ASrock 990fx extreme 3 mobo
    GTX 770 gfx card
    Mushkin Chronos 120gb SSD (i know not to defrag)
    standard 1tb and 500gig HDDs
    Thermalright Archon 2 cooler
    the case also has 1 front fan and 2 rear fans.
    anyone got any ideas as to what is causing these freezes as im all out of ideas
    many thanks in advance
     
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    presuming that the active anti virus is Avira and malwarebytes is the free scan on demand OR the active paid for version


    What aspects of AVG do you have installed
    The whole program is IMHO GARBAGE
    AVG Tune UP


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    If that is on the computer and running - uninstall it and then see what happens


    If there is no improvement when you post back we will examine other possible causes.
     
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    Re my last, EDIT of

    To clear up any ambiguity - The whole program of AVG Tune Up is IMHO garbage and it is not just the AVG product, all of these automated so called system boosters etc, are best left of the computer.

    Whilst I do not like AVG anti-virus, my opinion, which of course is only an opinion, refers to AVG Tune Up
     
  4. Mooncatt

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    ok mate, thanks for the reply, ill uninstall it and see if it clears it up :)
     
  5. Macboatmaster

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    Cheers
    Will wait to hear from you
     
  6. Mooncatt

    Mooncatt Thread Starter

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    right, i decided it was time for a change anyway, just bought an i5 4690k devils canyon, asus maximus VII ranger mobo and 16gb of corsair vengeance ram. still running the GTX770 and 1050w viper psu 80+

    im still getting these freezes. ive checked my ssd and Hdds for errors and done speed tests for them, all is ok, just cant figure out whats going on.
     
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    Do you get these freezes only when you are on the internet?
     
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