I acquired this beautiful laptop some weeks ago, and since day one I got some problems. THe laptop would randomly start working, flash the screen, show some errors with Nvidia Driver, etc etc.
Sometimes the mouse stopped moving and that was it, sound was coming from speakers, I could use the keyboard, but 5 secs later everything freezed and I had to hard restart.
Other problems I had was that the last miliseconds of the sound I was hearing was being looped and sounded horrible.
Now the good thing is: I KNOW HOW TO PREVENT THIS!!!
Whenever I boot, my Windows Loading screen flashes to black, then back to normal a few times. Now, when it flashes only ONE TIME and it then takes me to my desktop with no issues, then I do the following things always: Change powersettings to High Performance, Close AsusLiveUpdate, then open THrottleStop and leave it running in monitor mode. Then I can use my laptop extremely HARDCORE with NO ISSUES!!! This is awesome, I can play Skyrim on Very High, run CAD software in the background, leave a FULL HD youtube vid in the background running with NO issues!!!
But when I boot, and my screen flashes two times or more, or it flashes just once but when taking me to desktop it freezes for a second, then I know that I will get a full system freeze maybe after 5 min, maybe after 20 min, maybe just 10 seconds later. But with this type of boot, a restart will be inevitable.
When I get a good boot, and then put my laptop to sleep, when I wake it up then sometimes it freezes immediately, and I have to restart, but if within the next 5 or so minutes I dont get a hang, then I can use my laptop in a hardcore fashion again. I simply LOVE watching my lap being a free beast.
Sadly, I get about 1/5 good boots everytime I boot. So my question is, WHAT COULD BE WRONG?
I checked all hardware already, no issues. I have NOT yet tried running 1 RAM stick at a time in MemTEst cos I'm afraid of opening my beast. But I have tried running it with 2 sticks, 3 and 4 and changing places with the 2 that I can swap easily. No issues there.
I also tried disabling things in the startup at msconfig, and this gave me more problems, because now It didnt matter that my boot just flashed once, I would get a freeze no matter what.
Sorry for the wall of text, I just want to pinpoint my findings and I want my beast to be 100% reliable, and not 1/5 times I get a good boot.