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PC randomly freezes?

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  1. retries

    retries Thread Starter

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    I recently built my own computer that I had been saving up for. I put it together, installed the OS, everything was fine. Then it started freezing during games, or when I'm just sitting listening to music. The mouse becomes unresponsive, all sounds completely stop, and I can't use the keyboard at all. I've been monitoring the temperature of the CPU, GPU, etc. during gameplay and it never reaches above 40 degrees Celsius, so it couldn't be that. It's really getting on my nerves, especially when I'm Skyping with friends and suddenly I have to hard reset the computer. Here's my PC specs:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Asus B150M-A D3 Micro ATX LGA1151
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" SSD & Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
    PSU: CORSAIR CX series CX750M 750W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
    OS: Windows 10

    I was thinking it might be the motherboard? But I really have no clue.

    EDIT: I don't know if this will help, but I did a Speccy scan.
     
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  2. keltic1der

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    Can you post your system specs?
    Operating system
    RAM
    GPU
    etc.
     
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    Sorry, it was underneath the spoiler haha but here it is:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Asus B150M-A D3 Micro ATX LGA1151
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" SSD & Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
    PSU: CORSAIR CX series CX750M 750W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
    OS: Windows 10
     
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    Sorry, I missed the link to speccy.

    Have you tried booting the computer into safe mode and see if it is still freezing?
     
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    I could try that. There isn't necessarily a set amount of time that passes before it freezes. It's totally random. I could be playing games for hours and it would never freeze, or just get home from school and be listening to music for 10 mins and it freezes.
     
  6. keltic1der

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    Have you tried performing a stress test on your system?
     
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    That sounds scary haha, no I haven't. What's the best one?
     
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    If you boot the computer up to the boot menu, you should see a diagnostic menu there. That will perform a stress test.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    OK, I see some VERY miss-matched parts in your list. You have a b150 chipset mb [the B chipsets are for business systems] you are using a corsair cx pw supply [the cx line is for a basic system ONLY] AND you are running a high performance video card. This is basically the same thing as buying an econobox car and installing a high lift cam; just not going to work well together. For a gaming system, ALL of the parts need to work together to achieve decent performance.

    To start, I would monitor your voltages while stressing the system ie running prime95 or IBT [intel burn test] Since this is an asus board, you should be able to download the asus suite and install. Here is a link to the support page for your mb;
    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/B150M-A-D3/HelpDesk_Download/
     
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