Hey guys, I decided to replace my laptop with a desktop last week. Everything is running smoothly except every few minutes/hours my PC will freeze. I can't move my mouse, my keyboard won't work, and my screen just shows the last thing it was on and sits there. I've scoured the web for a solution and haven't found anything. I defragged my HDD, downloaded a quick fix from Microsoft reinstalled my OS, I've tried everything I can think of.
8gb RAM (2x 4gb Gskill Ripjaws)
128gb ADATA SSD (main drive)
1tb seagate HDD (backup)
2gb PowerColor r9 270 GPU
MSI 970A-G43 motherboard
Lepa MX-F1 600W power supply
Any input is appreciated. It seems to freeze no matter what I'm doing, even when there isn't really any stress on the computer at all. When I restart it doesn't even say there was a problem or Windows didn't shut down correctly, just boots up normally. Nothing in my logs either. Please help!
Test your memory with memtest86+ and check that your cpu is not overheating. Also check if bad/outdated/corrupted drivers are causing this. If windows doesnt detect a problem or does not saythat the PC was shut down improperly, try scanning for a virus. If this continues to happen after you check everything here, it could mean a more serious issue.
You may have not downloaded any viruses, but try running a virus scan. You can download AVG trial at free.avg.com. If this continues to happen, try doing a system backup. Did this happen right when you got the computer? If not, then go with a system backup.
I've been looking around on the web a bit more and apparently this motherboard is a bit notorious for having issues with the FX8350. It doesn't have a heat sink over the VRM and it bleeds heat into the CPU. I'm wondering if I should just get another motherboard or just a heat sink to put over the VRM? I've tried everything else in this thread already. What do you guys think?