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Alright. I've been using uTorrent for 3 years+ and I've never had this problem.


I've just built this new PC maybe 2.5 weeks ago and my PC would just freeze while downloading files on uTorrent. I left it alone for the night and generally it would freeze after two hours of running. Just today I left it running for two hours without uTorrent open and it was fine. This didn't happen to me until about a week ago. It could be the antivirus as I installed it at around the general time. I first had the McAfee AV, then I just switched today to BitDefender. It still freezes with BitDefender. 


For tonight, I'll turn off BitDefender and see if it freezes.


PC Specs: (just in case you need it)


AMD FX-6300
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB TurboDuo Video Card
Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer
Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
NZXT Guardian 921 RB Case
Samsung S22D300NY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor
Windows 8.1 Pro


Edit:  uTorrent 3.4.2 (build 32354)

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Nice build.


And patience :P | replies don't come in a day, and even when they do the community may not be able to solve your issue.


First two things that come to mind. First, don't just disable anti-virus, it leaves crap embedded that can still dick shit up. Try uninstalling it temporarily and see what happens.


Second, what drivers did you install for everything, and from where?

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I uninstalled the AV




Samsung Magician for my SSD

AMD Catalyst

Asus Wireless Adapter


MB Audio (VIA)

MB chipset driver

MB LAN RealTek


I think that's all.


And I installed them all from either the Samsung SSD disk, or the MB website (gigabyte)

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Perhaps uT is causing some stress and something is failing. Since this is a relatively new build performing some stress tests to ensure the stability of your build may be prudent.


Before that, go to the optional section of Windows Update, and install every update that begins with "Update for Windows", the descriptions should specify fixes for unspecified issues.


Some diagnostic software:

http://www.memtest.org/ Bootable memory testing software

http://mersenne.org/download/#newusers Select the just testing/torture test and use Small FFT's. I'd run it overnight.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html for monitoring temps during the prime95 run.

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