PC Freezes randomly and Becomes Totally Unresponsive Requiring Hard Reset
Last edited 17/03/2019 - 15:02
Hi team, I've got a very frustrating problem with my Gaming PC and am not sure where to go from here.
After returning home from a few months away my PC has began freezing requiring a hard reset. It freezes seemingly randomly and may be ok for a few seconds or up to about 45 mins before a freeze. I also noticed one of my hard drives seemed to die at the same time as it was making a clicking noise. It's backed up so nothing has been lost.
- Removing both HDD's, leaving just the SSD windows is installed on
- Updating window's to the latest version
- Removing and re-seating RAM
- Removing GPU and running on integrated graphics
- Disabling Wireless card
- Search for latest drivers for GPU, motherboard, wireless adapter etc
- Fresh reinstall of Window's
At present I have only the SSD with fresh windows and no other programs installed and it still freezes at random. I cannot generate any error codes to give me some clues.
Any suggestions on what I can do from here? The PC is quite a few years old and I've read online it could possibly be a Motherboard or Power supply problem. To me the Power supply seems unlikely as the PC is still on when it freezes, including all fans spinning, LED's on and power to peripherals.
Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD pro
GPU: AMD R9 200 series - 3gb
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor - 3.40ghz
RAM: 8gb (G skill DDR3 4gb x 2)
SSD: Sandisk Ultra II
Wireless Adapter: Qualcom AR9287
Power Supply: Mod X-stream[pro 600w
Windows: 10 1809 - OS build 17763.348
Seems to be one of the RAM sticks is playing up. Currently running just 1 stick and have not had issues as yet. Yesterday my PC ran for 10 hours without freezing and today has been going for a few hours with intermittent use including waking from sleep.