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Computer hanging after gaming/long periods of idling

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#1 Maximum_0verdrive


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 01:47 PM

This is kind of tricky and I usually don't get stumped by things like this... so this is literally driving me crazy.


I custom built my computer about a year or so ago and after ironing out some mobo flashing issues, everything has been fine until just recently.


My setup is

-4th gen i5 processor

-980ti gfx card

-A SeaSonic 750w semi-modular power supply.

-Windows 10

-8gb of ram


I haven't installed any new drivers; holding off on the new nvidia ones because they're bricking cards. I've checked the temps of my GPU and CPU, everything's normal. I did virus scans, nothing showed up.


The way I have my computer set up is an SSD (C:) with my os and everything set up on it, then some repurposed hard drives that I have attached to my computer via USB (D:, F:, H:). I noticed this problem a couple of days ago when I was playing a game off of my H: drive. After a few hours of playing the game, everything started to seize, hang and lock up. The computer was still semi-usable if I could get the game to close, but after a while of just using the computer regularly, it would start to lock up while doing pretty simple tasks. I tried removing the H: drive, it's an older drive that ran at 5400 rpm, and I moved some games over a different drive. I tested it out to see if it worked and it didn't change anything. The only hint as to what's going on is the fact that when my computer locks up, my resource manager is saying there's massive amounts of data being written to the pagefile on my D: drive. I tried playing around with that a little bit and that didn't help either. Does anyone have any suggestions? It's driving me up a wall.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:55 AM

Wait until the next time is hangs/locks up, then recover and let's have a look at these reports:

1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/

When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.
By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


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