About 3 days ago I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and after doing that I started having issues with my PC suddenly freezing . It has happened 5 times in the last 2 days, and 4 out of 5 it happened after a couple hours of playing World of Warships. In all times but the last, I hard resetted the PC, and my SSD (which contains my OS) wasn't being recognized by the BIOS. After turning eveything off, unplugging the Sata cables (data and power) and plugging them again, the SSD appeared again in BIOS and I was able to boot normally.
The 5th one happened today after about 1,5 hours of Prime95 (Blend mode) + Unigine Heaven Benchmark (Extreme mode) + HwInfo logging data to a .csv file. This time, instead of hard resetting, I held the power button until the PC completely stopped working. A couple seconds after all fans stopped spinning, I turned the PC on again and the SSD was there, so I booted normally into Windows.
- Not a single time did a BSOD pop up. The system just freezed, sounds kept playing, sometimes it was possible to move the mouse cursor.
- Not sure if the same would happen while playing another games
- Windows updater says everything is up to date
- BIOS isn't the latest, but it shows compatibility with all my other components. If possible, I'd like to avoid updating the BIOS since this mobo of mine only comes with one and I'm in no position of buying another one now in case something goes wrong
- The game (World of Warships) isn't installed on the SSD, maybe that's why sounds keep playing?
- Set BIOS to default values, only changed Boot Priorities after that
What I did so far:
- Performed a clean installation of my GPU drivers using DDU and installing the latest drivers available
- Updated network controller drivers to the latest available
- Checked the overall status of my SSD/OS using sfc /scannow, DISM /recoveryhealth and chkdsk /r. No problems were found in any of these.
- Looked for a firmware update for my SSD, but there wasn't any. Sandisk SSD Dashboard software doesn't accuse any signs of failure.
- Monitored temps while running Prime95 on Blend mode + Unigine Heaven on Extreme mode. CPU temps didn't exceed 58° C, GPU didn't go over 69°C and motherboard/chipset topped 50°C. The SSD temps were below 40°C all the time.
- Changed Sata cables and connected the SSD to different Sata ports in the motherboard
Here are my PC specs:
- Pentium G4560
- MSI H110I-Pro mini-ITX motherboard
- 2x4 GB DDR4 HyperX RAM
- 120 GB Sandisk SSD Plus
- 500 GB WD Caviar Blue
- 1TB Seagate Barracuda
- 450w XFX TS Series PSU
Any help is appreciated. Please excuse any grammar mistakes as english is not my 1st language.
Edited by caiokn, 17 October 2017 - 01:14 PM.