So. Back in May I finally got a new computer. Worked well for the first few days...then I started experiencing this wonderful freezing issue that appeared out of the blue, which has managed to survive a few system resets and a new hard drive.
Basically, every hour or so, my laptop would freeze up...mouse would still be moving around but that's about it. Whatever song I would be playing on my media player would get stuck, whatever video I might be watching at the time would stop, and so on. I'd restart, and I'd have a whole blessed hour-ish...before it would freeze up again. This would occur 2-4 times a night.
I tried 1-2 system resets and things ran swimmingly for a day or so before starting up again. Got a new hard drive after the first one failed, and same thing - worked well for 2 or so days, then started freezing again. The only difference is, with the new, current hard drive, it isn't freezing as frequently. I'd say this happens every other day, once to maybe twice a night, usually starts happening after an hour and a half or two hours. In addition, rather than just completely seizing up right away, I typically have a few seconds where I can click around, quickly write something before a restart is necessary. No idea if it's a temperature issue.
So, even though this isn't happening as frequently now, it's still an issue that I'd like to get help for, as it's something of a limiting factor in terms of actually being productive, even if it ends up freezing up just once or not at all. I would not count myself as a computer-savvy individual, try as I might, so that just throws me for even more of a loop whenever I try to figure this out for myself.
Any assistance/nudges in the right direction would be greatly, greatly appreciated.
Edit: some specs.
Operating System - Windows 8.1, 64-bit, x64-based processor
4.00 GB RAM (3.90 GB usable)
Processor - Intel® Pentium® CPU N3520 @ 2.16GHz
599 GB free of 679 GB
Edited by achevy, 14 December 2014 - 10:32 PM.