Extreme SSD freezing system - resource monitor shows 100% active time, no queue length

Just installed a 240GB Extreme (sata 3) to run my system (upgrade from Intel 150 GB SSD). Put on a fresh windows install. System consistently freezes with 10 minutes of each start. Have been watching the resource monitor to see what the heck is going on. Each time it begins to freeze, the “drive” activity monitor shows the green queue lenght go to zero and the blue “active” time pings straight to 100% and then the system becomes completely unresponsive. 

Anyone else seen this or have thoughts on how to fix?

System spex

HPE-490t

Intel X58 express chipset (supports sata 3)

Pegatron IPMTB-TK Mobo

try disableling HIPM. just google disable HIPM and there are intructions.