Greetings everyone, and my most sincere apologies should this topic exist somewhere else.
I own a workstation-class computer, specifications are as follows:
Asus P9X79 (Not PRO)
Intel Core i7 3930-K (standard clock)
SSD Corsair ForceGT 120GB SATA3 for Operating System
2x Dual Channel 4x Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 16GB 1600 CL9 kits (32GB in total)
2x HDD Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA3 (linked through RAID 0)
Asus GTX570 DirectCUII 1.28GB (standard clock)
OCZ 750w Power Supply (bronze certificate)
Zalman Z9 case
The problem lies in the fact that, every time I am working on Premiere Pro CS5 (1920x1080i AVCHD from my AG-AC160, as well as DV 720x576) the computer simply freezes randomly when working on the projects. In addition, the HDD activity LED lights up until the system is manually restarted. It is severely frustrating, but I have high hopes that the topic will provide answers to this mystery.
In case you were wondering, encoding times when making the DVD using Encore are 75% of the DVD's time, and for BluRay it is 100+, that is, if I am not using visual plugins for color grading, which would increase export times tenfold.
Looking forward to answers soon!
Are you using the latest BIOS for your motherboard?
What you are experiencing sounds just like my problems when I first built my 3930K system. You must use a BIOS released after April to eliminate these random freezes. The problem is related to memory (in)compatibility with the 3930K processor.
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In the meantime, I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (because apparently, up to this point, it was a fairly old build, dating back from October 2011) and whereas with the old version it would've frozen 5 times already, with the new build it's not only more stable, but also faster. So that's 2 birds with one stone! Thank you for your help, Alan and Harm.
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Thanks for the info. Very helpful.
I hope the BIOS update was all that was needed.
Thank you for the suggestions. We're using two monitors - the 1360x768 Samsung display is for timeline work and general file management, whereas the 1280x1024 display is for previewing and color correction windows.