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Computer having weird freezing issues

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My build:
Intel S1155 Core i5 3570K 3.40Ghz
Gigabyte S1155 ATX GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB
DDR3 8GB (2x4G) Corsair 1600MHz Vengeance CL9 RAM Kit
1TB Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD (PN ST1000DM003)
ATI 7870 2GB Gigabyte PCIe Video Card GV-R787OC-2GD
650 Watt Corsair HX-650 Modular Power Supply
Microsoft Wired 600 Desktop Keyboard and Mouse

At least 3 - 4 times a day for the past week I've been having some weird issues with my computer. It doesn't matter how power intensive the task is - when I'm on YouTube, on Word or playing some games, my pc tends to freeze.

It isn't the usual "Program is not responding" error, in my case, everything stops working. My keyboard and mouse doesn't work and all I am left is a frozen image of what ever I was doing and I am forced to reboot my computer. This has been happening more and more frequently. What's the matter with it and how do I fix it?

Regards,
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  1. What are your temps like ? Has this suddenly started ?
  2. Temps are pretty normal.... computer crashes even when it's idle.
    Current temps are (just been online for the past hr)....
    ~32degrees c on the cpu
    ~26 on the gpu
    ~25-30 on the mobo
    ~24 on the hdd
  3. have you done a virus scan
  4. Has this issue always persisted since u got the system?
  5. also try runing memtest to see if you have a bad stick of ram. also check that no one changed a bios setting on you. sounds like a ram issue or a power issue. you can also get hardware monitor and log your system power and temps.
  6. Okay guys, I ran memtest86+ for 8 hrs 30 mins, 8 passes, no errors.
    Done a virus scan.
    Yes, the issue was there since I got the system but it was so infrequent (like once every 2-3 days) that I just ignored it.
    Bios settings are all default, I had overclocked my CPU to 4.3ghz but I reset cmos like a week ago.


    As for temps, I have been doing that and nothing seems abnormal. Could it be an issue with the amount of power the components are getting?

    Edit:
    SS of HW monitor
  7. Best answer
    thmage8 said:
    Sorry if this isn't in the right section.

    My build:
    Intel S1155 Core i5 3570K 3.40Ghz
    Gigabyte S1155 ATX GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB
    DDR3 8GB (2x4G) Corsair 1600MHz Vengeance CL9 RAM Kit
    1TB Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD (PN ST1000DM003)
    ATI 7870 2GB Gigabyte PCIe Video Card GV-R787OC-2GD
    650 Watt Corsair HX-650 Modular Power Supply
    Microsoft Wired 600 Desktop Keyboard and Mouse

    At least 3 - 4 times a day for the past week I've been having some weird issues with my computer. It doesn't matter how power intensive the task is - when I'm on YouTube, on Word or playing some games, my pc tends to freeze.

    It isn't the usual "Program is not responding" error, in my case, everything stops working. My keyboard and mouse doesn't work and all I am left is a frozen image of what ever I was doing and I am forced to reboot my computer. This has been happening more and more frequently. What's the matter with it and how do I fix it?

    Regards,


    I'm surprised you guys don't know this one!
    No, it is not a virus, and not the temps...

    You have to set the power profile for the mouse and keyboard.
    The mouse and keyboard are automatically shut off "to save power"
    This is a long standing bug in windows....I'm shocked you don't know about it already.
    Open the hardware profiles. You will notice that the mouse and keyboard have a setting to turn them off, to "save power."
    You have to UN-check the box that allows the system to turn them off, and restart the computer for the change to take effect.

    This bug shows up on older computers, not all computers...
  8. soundguruman said:
    I'm surprised you guys don't know this one!
    No, it is not a virus, and not the temps...

    You have to set the power profile for the mouse and keyboard.
    The mouse and keyboard are automatically shut off "to save power"
    This is a long standing bug in windows....I'm shocked you don't know about it already.
    Open the hardware profiles. You will notice that the mouse and keyboard have a setting to turn them off, to "save power."
    You have to UN-check the box that allows the system to turn them off, and restart the computer for the change to take effect.

    This bug shows up on older computers, not all computers...


    Hi,

    I don't believe that's the problem.


    (Running on safemode at the moment)
    Regards,
  9. Is your Mobo BIOS upto date ?
  10. sl4y3r said:
    Is your Mobo BIOS upto date ?

    Yes, I have the latest BIOS in my mobo. (Version F11).
  11. I think the problem is fixed, soundguruman was right. Device manager says it's turned off but my power plan still can disable mouse/keyboard to save power. Left computer overnight without any issues. Thank you.
  12. Best answer selected by thmage8.
  13. Hi,
    i'v got same configuration as u have and I'm getting same issue so please help me if you find a way out.
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