My Windows 10 System freezes randomly regardless of what i'm doing and its very unexpected. I've noticed that either when playing video games or listening to music that when it freezes the audio does this creepy auto loop thing and I cant do anything but hard reset the computer to get it running again. I've re-seated the 2 Gpu's which is what I think fixed the random computer restarts but since this is a new computer dust is out of the picture. I'd also like to add that this computer is also used for mining crypto currencies but that doesn't effect my computer as it will freeze regardless of that. I've updated my graphics cards Nvidia drivers to stay up to date with the games I play so there's that. The bios settings for the ram timings have been changed to accommodate the sticks I bought and also the Cpu bios settings have been set to stock to run stable. (I use to have a watchdog clock timeout BSOD). I can't figure out what's wrong and I've run out options.. This is also a brand new fresh install of windows.
Intel i7-8700k Coffee lake
Asus Rog Strix Z370-E Gaming Motherboard
Asus GTX 1080
Asus Rog Strix GTX 1080ti
Samsung Evo 250gb SSD (Primary)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB SSHD (Secondary)
G.SKILL TridentZ RBG Series 16gb DDR4000 (2x8gb)
Raidmax RX1000ae PSU
EDIT* I will update if this has completely fixed my issue but yes i found out that in my GTX 1080 there was a substantial amount of dust that put my whole computer in lockup. I'd like to add that this grapics card was used as my secondary exclusively for mining but even if this one gpu is connected to the system, if it fails it will lockup the whole system. If anyone has this type of issue literally just use an air compressor preferably or air duster to fully extinguish the dust from the internal's of the gpu and other electronic component that you have. I'm running on an open desktop system to compensate for heat.
Edited by soul2demon, 28 January 2018 - 09:52 PM.