Hi everyone, hope you can help me with a horribly frustrating hardware problem I've been having lately. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
My computer will randomly freeze every so often. It doesn't bluescreen or restart, nothing is "Not Responding" or throwing an error message. This error does not appear to result in minidump files being created. The image just gets stuck in place as-is.lues
At the same time, I hear the fan spin faster than in normal operation and at a constant rate. None of the buttons (Num Lk, Scr Lk, Fn, etc) function. The only thing that can be done is to turn it off by holding the power button.
Th freezing mainly occurs when I am playing graphically intensive video games, so I believe it may be graphics card related? Freezing also occurs if I start the computer up shortly after (within1-2 minutes) the freezing has just occured. These additional crashes can happen as early on as the Windows 7 "Starting Up" animation, so this can't be a software-only issue. It has to be either a hardware problem, or a device error causing a hardware problem, right?
Other problems I'm having that I don't think are related but might be:
(1) Sometimes the lights on my fancy gaming mouse (Corsair M90) shut off and it stops working. Shortly thereafter I get a bluescreen / crash.
(2) A month ago my old harddrive died, and I replaced it with a new one. I did a clean install of Windows, using Windows installation disks rather than one containing all the prepackaged junk software from Sony.
Does anybody have any ideas as to how I can fix this, or at least figure out how to diagnose it?
Edited by DaMunky89, 10 June 2013 - 11:12 PM.