Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to jdura)
Had a few similar short system freezes, after installing Windows 8 x64 on 13” MacBook Pro Mid-2010 with BootCamp 5.0.5033.
There is a suggestion that DisableDynamicTick may fix the problem: https://discussions.apple.com/message/21565295#21565295. There were similar topics at Microsoft forums: 1, 2, 3. It was said “that this will likely reduce system battery life, so it should be undone when you update your Windows build or if it doesn't resolve your issue”, and that “this problem is resolved in the release versions of Windows 8”.
Another possibility is that there is indeed a buggy driver, within BootCamp 5.0.5033, or a 3rd party, like a wireless network driver in the following case http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/system-fr eeze-randomly-after-installing-windows-8/49488183-26cf-4389-af21-a85dc366c99a?pa ge=2#LastReply.
The problem has been noticeable on my MacBook, but not annoying enough yet to spend time troubleshooting. If you find a robust solution, using the links above or other method, it would be interesting to know.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to Aidar)
Thank you for your insightful comment! Someone pointed out to me the DisableDynamicTick issue, and since you're bringing it up as well I sense that the solution might be there.
As of now, I've done the DisableDynamicTick trick. Shortly after that, the machine froze again. However, after a reboot I've now been up and running for a good couple of hours without any issues, so it is possible that the problem is solved. I'll be doing some more tests tomorrow after work, and hopefully we can then put the issue to rest.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to jdura)
Glad that the information was useful. A couple of days ago I updated the NVIDIA graphics driver for GeForce 320M card to the latest version 314.22 (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/59645). There have been no random freezes on my 13” Mid-2010 MacBook Pro so far after the update. I am inclined to think that pre-314.22 driver was somehow involved in the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to Aidar)
Thanks for the tip, I have not yet updated my NVIDIA drivers, but so far I've been experiencing no random freezes since using your last tip, although my Windows installation haven't seen much hard use the last couple of weeks. Will update drivers and see how that affects my situation!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 8:43 PM (in response to jdura)
I am suffering with freezing issue when I install VS 2012. It seems DisableDynamicTick is the proper way to solve this problem. I tried other solutions. But all failed...