Depicus, on 18 June 2012 - 07:57, said:
I am going to say some kind of network stack problem. The reason I say this is because on a Core Duo I can get it to freeze if I run the Visual Studio installer which probably uses the IE backend but also when I try installing our LOB software from a network drive. Both will freeze it dead and a cold reboot required yet if I just leave it on the Metro page it's fine. Maybe heavy load on the network stack.
I am liking the new desktop and while I do miss the start button i even don't totally hate the metro stuff but I need more time to adjust. I am worried that any bug can totally lock the system but hope they do an update to fix soon as it's kinda hard trying out a new system when it dies if the wind blows to hard.
I am, so far, liking the leaner and meaner feel.
The weird thing about it is that it's only triggered by specific kinds of data transfer. I uploaded 12gb of data to SkyDrive while downloading torrents at full speed during the entire night and the system was still running when I woke up. A couple of hours went by and it froze 2 minutes into a Vimeo video. I don't think every installation of Windows 8 is doing that, or more people would be complaining, so I imagine the issue is somewhat hardware related.
By the way, I never really used the Start Menu for anything other than search, so I rather have the extra space in the Taskbar. I also love being able to have Taskbars on both screens and the Ribbons on Windows Explorer. Even though Metro doesn't bother me, I hate to think that it could eventually replace the Desktop =/
KibosJ, on 18 June 2012 - 07:52, said:
I am also using a Z68 Chipset board.
I have had C3/C6 and EIST states disabled over the weekend and haven't had my PC freeze a single time, so it has to have something to do with the intel Chipset/Chipset software.
I tried enabling/disabling every possible power related settings on the BIOS and it didn't help. I would get extremely happy for a couple of hours but eventually the freezing nightmare would come back to haunt me.