The hangs themselves seem to occur primarily around a few games (bloodline champions, minecraft, alien swarm, europa) They're shorter when less is going on (hanging on the menu screen for alien swarm lasts about 20 seconds, during a game it can be around two minutes.
Temperatures are all good (CPU 30-50 depending on how much is going on, highest when minecraft server + client is up).
I built this system around the end of january so I'm fairly sure this problem has always been present/may be hardware related. Naturally I've made sure all my drivers are updated and have tried a few slower DRM ticks in the bios as well as the optimized defaults and XMP. I've tried running my computer with less ram installed and it made absolutely no difference.
I also had two BSODs for which I can provide the dumps, one cited memory management- the other I think was page file.
I haven't managed to find anyone who's had quite the same issue throughout my google trawlings, any advice as to what the issue might be would be greatly appreciated- I'm at a loss.
I'd appreciate any advice with regards as to what the issue might be.
Edit: Although I posted this here as I originally suspected RAM as the cause I don't have an idea so if you've any suggestions to what it might be or have experienced something similar please sing out. A new, homemade computer running windows 7- probably a lot of potential causes, so if you recognise the symptoms...
Edited by shaminosalami, 18 March 2012 - 04:14 AM.