Hi there BC, long time listener, first time caller. I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable when it comes to computers, but I have been stumped by an issue I am having with my personal gaming PC.
About a month ago, I upgraded my machine quite significantly. I had an AMD setup with one of their quad core chips and a decent motherboard. I replaced that with a higher end Asus motherboard with a core i7-3770. I kept the same RAM and power supply, and simply used the stock heatsink. There is no overclocking.
I also replaced a Radeon 6780 with a 7870. The hard drive is an Intel SSD. For the most part this machine runs like a dream. I'm getting great performance out of it and I'm very happy with the quality of games it can play now. However, there is a really weird issue that is happening. My computer will randomly enter a "hang" situation, where the images on the screen freeze up and the whole computer becomes unresponsive. This almost never happens when I am actually using the computer, in fact I've only witnessed a hang once - the first time it happened. All other times I simply come back to a computer that is stuck in the mud.
Event viewer offers no information related to what went on prior to the crash to invoke that situation. All I get are boilerplate "unexpected shutdown" errors. I'm wondering if anyone might be have an idea as to what is happening here. Or if anyone knows of any tests I could perform on my hardware to check it. If you guys need any more information just let me know.
Edited by CentiZen, 16 July 2013 - 12:10 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware per OP request - Hamluis.