I was using the Auto-Overclock settings on my motherboard (Asus M5AR97 2.0) and it moved my CPU clock from 3.9Ghz to 4.2Ghz, which ran stable for a long time. I have now run into a problem where my computer is CONSTANTLY FREEZING (it's hard to even type this post). I reset the MB to factory defaults, re-clocked my CPU back to 3.9Ghz, reseated and cleaned all of my hardware, and reinstalled windows on newly formatted drives. I do not think this is a software issue anymore because I have completely reformatted everything and nothing has changed.
Here are my current specs:
GPU: MSI HD 7770
MB: Asus M5AR97 2.0
SSD: Kingston 120GB SSDNOW
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8GB)
PSU: ULTRA 650W ATX Power Supply 80+ Bronze
The CPU was running hot and overheating before I reinstalled windows, so I moved my parts into an NZXT Phantom with every fan slot filled, now all parts running at around 20 Celcius.
This is an extremely frustrating issue. All help is greatly appreciated as my knowledge base has been completely used up and I have no idea where to go from here.
Speccy List: http://puu.sh/m2A3K/dcbe8d1846.png
- Is my SSD failing?
- Is my Motherboard screwed?
- is this a GPU problem (newest drivers installed)
EDIT: Just downloaded and used the Kingston SSD Toolbox, it says the drive is in good health and the diagnostic test says all is good but I'm not sure if I'm convinced. There are so many plausible problems running through my head that I have no idea about anything anymore
EDIT2: Just flashed my BIOS to the latest version, waiting to see if the computer freezes again.
Edited by alextehbomb, 20 December 2015 - 02:12 PM.