Newly Built PC is freezing at random times during games or a few seconds after starting Prime95.
Hey guys, I recently purchased and built my 4th computer the other day and I'm having issues with it. It boots up to Windows fine and works great for a while. But for example, when playing Rise of The Tomb Raider or starting a stress test on Prime95 the computer will freeze (including all input so keyboard/mouse etc stop working) and I'll have to hard shut down my computer. During games it happens randomly, but on Prime 95 I believe it only takes 15-20 seconds.
I ran memtest but I couldn't run it normally, it would take about 15 seconds but the test progress bar rapidly filled up to 100% and restarted my PC. So I tried it in option number 4. Which I believe runs it in single core mode and it ran fine for 8+ hours. I'm testing one RAM stick at a time and am currently testing the second one.
Another thing, I don't know if this could be a problem but I didn't fresh install Windows. I carried my old HDD over to my new PC and just uninstalled Graphics Drivers, ATAPI, Sound, Ethernet Drivers etc.
Also I haven't touched overclocking, unless it does it on its own. Everything is running at stock speeds.
Here is my build.
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold
If anymore information is needed please let me know.
And thanks for the help!
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The OS could very well be the issue. You may want to try reinstalling it for proper driver configuration, as I don't see any other glaring weakpoints in your build.
You always want to do a fresh install on a new board and you don't want to reuse the old drive with drivers from another board and system for a new build this is your issue your facing format the drive and reinstall everything and you be golden.