Computer crashes and freezes a lot


My computer crashes like it freezes sometimes but sometimes it jumps to a black/blue screen which I can do nothing about other than restart. I tested if it has anything to do with the programs I normally run or with the ones I installed, but it's a long time I have the problem and I think it also happened in the beginning that I bought this computer. To make sure, I normally run skype and Spiral Knights and some animation softwares like Flash.

The specs are:

Nvidia geforce gtx 560 evga
Asus p8H67-m evo motherboard
16 gb ram Intel i7

What can I do about it? What issue is more probable to cause the problem?

This is the message I got after rebooting:

a clock interrrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time intervall.

Technical information: ***stop: 0x00000101 (0x00000000000000019,0x000000000000000000, 0xFFFFF880030F9180,0x0000000000000006)

asked on Super User Apr 1, 2012 by Gigili • edited Jun 12, 2020 by Community

2 Answers


According to a post here power management software is to blame. You also might want to check if you are overclocking, and if so, reset it to normal.

Would also not hurt to make sure that you have the latest BOIS version and motherboard drivers.

answered on Super User Apr 1, 2012 by soandos
  • Check your Windows 7 power settings and try to set it to "High performance". Have a look if your BIOS has some power options, if yes, disable them. Do the same for any other power management tools you might have installed. If the problem persist, you can restore all the settings.

  • Get some program to check your CPU temperature, e.g. CoreTemp. For the GPU, the NVidia Control Panel should show it, though I'm not sure about it.

  • Run memtest86 to make sure your memory is fine

EDIT: After the update to your question showing the specific error, I think a problem with power management is most likely. Google found this question at The accepted answer is:

I had this on my lenovo w701--it ended up being the power management software--I disabled it and viola no more issues.

answered on Super User Apr 1, 2012 by schnaader • edited Apr 1, 2012 by schnaader

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