So here's a brief history. In June, three years ago, I built a new computer. The specs were as followed.
Intel i3-2120, 3.3 GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (2 GB)
Biostar H61MH Mobo
4 GB of Corsair RAM
TL-WN781ND Network card
Windows 7 Home Premium
Now here's where the freezing comes in. For the first two or so years, I paid no attention to the computer freezing. I just kind of figured that it was happening like a normal thing that happens to computers. I obviously was wrong, but then I was young and stupid. What happens when the computer freezes however is what throws me off:
The screen just freezes. Everything stays the same, I just lose control. My hard drive light shuts off entirely. No more input. Nothing. I also noticed that it was particulary at risk when I was using the network heavily. Downloading something at a high speed generally caused it to freeze. It stayed that way for a few years, until about a month ago, when I ordered almost entirely new parts. The specs for the new parts are as followed.
Intel i7-4770K, 3.4 GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 (4 GB)
ASRock Fatal1ty Mobo
16GB of Corsair VengeanceRAM
I figured that the old freezes must have just been a hardware compatibility issue and that the new parts would possibly fix it. I was wrong. While it didn't freeze for a solid day or two, once Windows installed all 120-something of it's updates, it started again. I figured that at this point it must have been something like a hard disk drive issue, as the light completely shut off and it stopped reading data from the drive. So I went out and bought a new HDD. Freezes still happened. Fast forward to yesterday. The freezes seemed to be in check, but then I moved my computer to the bottom story of my house. Further away from the router. The reason this matters is because as my internet connection worsened, the freezes got more and more consistent. This is leading me to believe that it may have something to do with my network card and/or the driver installed by Windows? At the moment, trying to watch a Twitch.tv stream will GUARANTEE a freeze. I've tested it. Any ideas on what this might be?
P.S. I also believe that it may be a power supply issue. Upon viewing the Windows Event Viewer, at the time of the freezes, I get a critical error with the parameter of "Kernel-Power".