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Severe PC Freezes

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  1. Cdixon816

    Cdixon816 Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2019
    First my PC Parts:

    A description of the problem:
    My screen completely freezes, usually in chrome or playing fornite and i have discord open and can still talk to and hear my friends. Most of the time i can switch tabs but thats as far as it gets and my whole computer just hits a super freeze causing me to hard reset

    So let me explain my entire problem,
    I built my computer october 22nd 2018, I dont actually remember having PC freezes but i think they started happening shortly after and have gotten progressively worse and worse. So my first instinct was to think that it was my OS Windows 10, i reinstalled it, repaired it, and many other ways to try and fix windows 10, and nothing worked. I think started to think that it was my GPU. I had a 1050 ti and found out that it was essentially bottle-necking my CPU so i bought a 1070. The crashes slowed down for a little bit, i reinstalled all the drivers and the crashes started happening again and again. I then replaced my RAM with a very specific kind that was compatible with my MOBO and CPU and that didnt fix the problems. Then i replaced my 500w PSU with a EVGA 80+ 600w psu, its slowed them down a little but nonetheless hasnt fixed them.

    I then went into my BIOS and changed my gpu from 3.2 Mgz to 3.8 and lowered my VCore voltage for my cpu to about 1.35 and also my memory said it had one at a speed of 2133 and the other was at 2400 so i manually changed them both to 2400 and set the voltage to around 1.25 for the RAM.

    All the tests of preformed:
    Sfc /scannow in console test-pass
    memtest -Pass
    Cpu stress test - pass for around 1hr 30min alound with the motherboard
    Im still iffy on my Storage devices but they both passed driver tests. PLS HELP THANK YOU
  2. AtlBo


    Jun 1, 2010
    Backup your BIOS settings if you have the ability and then revert the BIOS settings to defaults. Check to see if this solves your most serious issue and then go back and rework whatever overclocks you established.

    Could be many things, but resetting the BIOS has solved the problem for me a few times over the years. Good idea to get pictures of your current BIOS settings before you revert in case reverting solves the problem. Then you can take a look at the defaults compared to your old settings to try to find which setting was causing the problem. Also, you will have a record of the settings you were using in case the issue is something else.

    Otherwise, this sounds like it could be a power to the m-board or processor issue or just bad soldering on the board or maybe bad capacitors. I'm not a hardware genius, but I have one PC that had no problems until I added a better processor. Had to update BIOS to do this, but I don't think that was the problem. I believe it was that the processor added was on the very highest end of specs for the board. In other words I suspect the m-board is faulty in one of the ways I mentioned under load. Crashes/freezes on this PC almost always happen under load, but the PC has troubles on boot too. Shuts off after the power button is pressed or during boot, etc. Think the PC here is maybe a more dramatic manifestation of what you are seeing. It's in rough shape. You've already done some very good troubleshooting that seems to me to lead to greater suspicion of a faulty board.

    To give you an idea about reverting BIOS, I have two systems that I bought off lease which came from the same batch. Whoever sold the computers after they were retired never bothered to revert the BIOS. So there were some id keys in each of the machines that were I suppose added by the company, and these settings alone wrecked the performance of the machines. Mouse sticks on the desktop. I only paid a small amount for the computers, so I wasn't going to confront the seller. The BIOS reversion turned both of the PCs instantly into scream machines. I had added nice graphics cards to them when I bought them.

    The reason I stayed after this was primarily because it was two systems with the EXACT same issues...mouse catches and lag spikes. They also had the EXACT same software, so a very large portion of the troubleshooting could be skipped. I knew it was probably the graphics driver or poorly designed m-boards on heavily worked systems. Well, I went through everything before trying the BIOS reset, when it should have been the first thing I did after purchasing the PCs. Oh well, live and learn. Good luck if you haven't found the answer for this yet.
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