3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 2:25 PM by sylvia_intel

    Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool cannot read my cache values?!


      Hi I'm currently inspecting all the components of my pc.


      This due to short freezes of the system every now and then (like less then a second) while there is a freeze everything locks up, audio becomes noise, video freezes also the cursor and in games, while watching a movie, doing nothing etc so really everything.

      Maybe you could point me in the right direction for that problem.


      What I was trying this time was your IPD Tool


      So when I installed the software and started it, it happily started doing all kinds of checks until the Cache Test

      It just sat there for 5 minutes " --- Reading Cache Size --- "


      And after that it showed me this:



      When I disabled the cache test the whole test ran just fine and I was greeted with a green window at the end.


      These are my specs:

      Windows 8 x64 Pro latest updates.

      CPU: I5 3550

      Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V (latest BIOS 1908, Management Engine 8.1 and latest Intel Network Rom NVM Update Utility for Intel® 82579V Gigabit Ethernet PHY Network Connection)

      SSD: Crucial M4 128GB

      HDD: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB

      HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB

      GPU: Integrated at the moment while I sort out where the problem is. Normally it is SLI Asus GTX670 DCII

      PSU: Corsair AX760i (the problems existed before I had this power supply)

      RAM: 16GB (So 2x) Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9


      So, does this mean something is wrong with my CPU?

      Or is this a bug in the software.


      UPDATE: Yesterday I removed my GPU's and went integrated, the freezes were dramatically reduced, but the problems persist, this time under load (e.g. playing games). So this can plausably only mean 2 things, it's really my cpu or my motherboard.


      UPDATE 2: Nope it also happens during no load situations...