I have been having a problem with my PC for some time now. The display regularly freezes and it is usually accompanied by a loud buzzing through the speakers.
This usually (95% or so of the time) happens when I am gaming, most notably playing XCom 2, Endless Legend and World of Warcraft. other "simple" games like FTL and similar don't seem to generate these hangups.
I am happy to change the defective component, assuming there is one, but I don't really know which is the most likely candidate.
I have tried GPU benchmarking programs to stress-test the GPU, but it seems to cope without any problems.
The temperatures were running pretty high this summer, I live in Cyprus and the GPU and CPUs hit 85 degrees C on occasion.
I will list my speccs below and try to video the next time it freezes.
When it freezes I have to press the reset button to hard rester the PC and then occasionally I have bootup issues. Not sure if that is related to the hardware issue or just because I am having to restart the PC in that way.
I have recently upgraded to Win10 and moved my OS onto an SSD. I installed Win7 from fresh and then upgraded to Win10 on the newly formatted SSD
Using MSI afterburner and turning the fan speeds to maximum seems to make the freezes occur less often, but not by a huge amount.
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-US3L
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz
RAM: Generic 2x 2Gb DDR3 @ 666MHz
GPU: 2Gb ATI Radeon HD 7870 not overclocked
Sotrage: 1x 232Gb Samsung 850 SSD, 1x 465Gb Maxtor HDD, 1x 931Gb WD HDD
The system has a 600 watt Xilence XP600 PSU, standard case cooling and 1 extra front fan.
Please let me know if I need to include any more information
Thanks for any help!
Edited by Dirkgently, 12 February 2016 - 01:48 PM.