I’ve got a system running on the following components:
Intel i7 4770k
3x4GB Kingston Hyperx 1600 Mhz
ASUS Nvidia GTX 650
I’ve had a major problem with random freezes/lockups with this computer, but was never able to replicate them reliably.
More recently, when I needed to install the CUDA driver I’ve experienced this sort of lockup/freeze reliably during the install. Right after the installer reaches “Installing Graphics Driver” I receive the dialog box from Windows security asking for permission to install the drivers. If I allow it to install, my screen goes blank, I hear the typical Windows sound when a device(usually USB) is unplugged, the screen comes back for a few seconds, goes off and then the PC locks up and I have to hit the reset button or power it off.
If I don’t allow it to install, my screen also goes off, I hear a device being removed, and after a few more seconds I hear it being recognised again and my screen comes back on.
I really need to install CUDA, but I don’t know if this is indicative of a hardware or software issue. Any help would be appreciated.