I've been getting an intermittent issue since last month where STO will have long periods of pausing/freezing, sometimes along with disjointed and looping sound. This happens along with environments and player/ NPC models, and their textures, also having difficulty loading properly if at all, all the while accompanied by serious constant disk accessing.
The problem with the disk accessing now also persists even after I exit STO, forcing me to usually have to turn the machine off and on again to clear it. It only happens with STO, and so far nothing with Champions Online and Neverwinter, or other programs/games.
I have exhausted all possible options on my end to see if there's any problems with my machine and I, nor anyone else whose tried to help, can find anything wrong. The task manager wasn't showing any other unusual processes at the times this happens either.
My system is:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Pentium Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93 GHz x2
8.00 GB Ram
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
I have started having a similar problem and it only happens with STO. On 2 occasions the computer locked up completely. It started happening after Season 8. Hmm after I gave Arc a try in fact. I have a similar set up as yours except:
16.00 GB RAM
RADEON HD 7900 2GB
It is very annoying. The other day the game locked up moments after I beamed down to Starfleet Academy.
Sounds a bit like mine. Mine's not ARC-related, though, because I haven't got ARC.
By the way:
Originally Posted by stoutes
If you believe temperature isn't the problem, and you're at least a bit tech savvy, try out Hirens Boot CD. Hiren CD is like a techie's swiss knife; you can load up a mobile XP (mini-xp) where you can do benchmarks, memorychecks and virusscans, without your actual windows locking up files and such...
I can't work out how to download/burn the bootable CD from that page. Can you explain please? I could do with a bootable CD - I make a disk image backup (using DriveImager XML, which is included on that CD apparently) before doing anything drastic to the computer, but I've recently realised that without a bootable CD I couldn't restore from the image if anything did go wrong!
As soon as you boot up from that disk, you get a choice of what you want to start. Choose "Mini XP". This will start a Windows XP in your computer memory. As soon as it's started you will have the ability to open the hiren console. Within this console you would be able to choose any program offered.
Download from www.hirensbootcd.org/download and put on a disk - got it. No, didn't mean that the CD itself counted as doing something drastic - meant that I needed the CD before I tried doing anything else drastic to the computer, because I've recently realised that without a bootable CD I couldn't actually use my backups if anything went wrong. Thanks very much!