I am experiencing a weird problem. My PC has started to hang and freeze up for a few seconds when trying to do simple things such as close a window, change an in-game setting or hit enter after typing in a search query in chrome.
I have been here in the past (and you are all extremely helpful, for which I am eternally grateful). My past thread is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/492680/new-pc-loving-it-except-that-it-randomly-hangs-on-sleep-or-gives-me-a-bsod/
BSODs went away after getting a new HDD, but anyway. I did a fresh install of windows again today, because I had problems with corrupt files. Had some HDD bad sectors. Ran a chkdsk yesterday, which took hours.
And this time around, when installing windows, I am keeping everything on the same partition/drive. Well the hangups aren't as bad. My games aren't crashing like they were yesterday and before, but I am still seein hanging. Something tells me it's hardware related but I'm not sure (I hope not).
What I am doing now: going to make sure windows is fully update. Double check all my drivers, even though I have all that covered pretty well from my previous thread (which includes several hotfix patches for my chipset - like I said you guys rock - I would have never known about that myself and wouldn't even think to look for that sort of thing).
Anyway, what kind of investigation can I start with? Oh I think I will try a memtest86+ tonight before going to bed. I may also reseat the memory sticks and harddrive incase something happened when trying to vacuum out the dust in my tower (it overheated recently).