9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 20, 2011 2:44 AM by the_force

    Intel HD Graphics driver causes random freezes


      Hi all, hopefully I can get some problem resolution finally!


      I built a home theater pc and have problems with random freezes.  I am using a mobo with the h55 chipset, using onboard graphics from the core-i3 and chipset.  After installing the Intel HD Graphics driver, whether it be from Windows Update, Biostar's website (mobo manufacturer), or directly from Intel (latest version,, I get random system lockups; the computer is completely unresponsive, and has to be turned off and restarted.  The system lasts anywhere from not even loading windows, to ~20 minutes of operation before locking up.  All temperatures are normal, and the amount of graphics/processor loading has no bearing on the freezes.  Prior to installing the graphics driver, the problem is non-existent.  Please help!  I have been fighting this on and off since March, and only recently isolated the problem to the graphics driver.  Below is my build:


      Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
      hec MicroATX case w/ 300w PSU
      Biostar TH55 HD mobo
      Intel Core-i3 550
      LG WH10LS30 Blu-ray burner
      Corsair PC3-1066 RAM (2x2gb)

      Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA HDD