I built my own computer roughly a year ago, and have since upgraded various parts to keep up with current hardware needs for gaming. Roughly a month and a half ago, my computer started randomly freezing and I would have to hold down the power button to restart. Also, other times, the moniter would turn off, say no signal, and again I would have to hold down the power button.
I cant think of any significant change I made a month and a half ago which would cause this, but its highly frustrating as its now freezing almost every hour, or when Im in the middle of watching a movie or gaming with my clan. I thought it was related to my cpu overheating since I changed it about 5 months ago without applying fresh paste, so I cleaned off the old thermal paste and applied a new coat, yet hasnt made a difference. Right now my core reads 39 degrees.
I run with Comodo Firewall and Super Antispyware, but with UAC disabled as its just a nusiance.
Here are my specs:
Core 2 Duo, E7400 2.80ghz
64 Bit OS
4 GB Ram
Should also mention the random frequency of the feezing. When it began, it didnt freeze very often, possibly once every 2 days. The it started happening once a day, then twice and especially if I was gaming, but would still occure randomly if I wasnt gaming, a few time sI was surfing facebook or writing ane mail in gmail and it would freeze. Now, if I have a game online, 90% chance it will trigger a freeze.
Edited by TwentyEleven, 30 June 2011 - 04:01 PM.