I am having issues with a two-month old build. The system was stable, then I bought the SSD and put my OS onto it. Now it will sporadically hang (I can move the mouse cursor sometimes, other times not) and wake up after a minute or two, but usually it will hang for about a minute and then crash (BSOD).
The odd thing is I can't just hit the reset switch, because the SSD won't show up in the boot options until I actually turn the machine off and on again.
On top of all this, I am sporadically getting pretty sluggish performance, mainly in the form of unresponsive apps. First one app will stop responding and then slowly all of them will stop responding. Then all I can do is alt-tab and move the mouse.
Event viewer gives me after the BSODs:
Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: 31/10/2011 4:29:53 PM Event ID: 41 Task Category: (63) Level: Critical Keywords: (2) User: SYSTEM Description: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
I have the following config:
Operating System MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz 57 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (11-11-11-28) Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V (LGA1155) 60 °C Graphics SMBX2450 (1920x1080@60Hz) SyncMaster (1920x1080@60Hz) AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (ASUStek Computer Inc) 52 °C Hard Drives 117GB Corsair Force 3 SSD (SATA-SSD) 128 °C 977GB Seagate ST31000528AS (SATA) 31 °C 977GB Western Digital WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 (SATA) 42 °C 1954GB Seagate ST32000542AS (SATA) 32 °C 625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B0 (SATA) 38 °C Audio E-MU USB-Audio/MIDI 1.0 Device
This is pretty infuriating. Do you have any ideas? I feel like the SSD is letting me down here, should I send it back and get a new one? To be honest I haven't noticed a significant difference between the SSD and an HDD (though maybe that is the effect of rose-coloured glasses, since this drive has been such a hassle since I installed it).
Thanks for any insight you may be able to provide.