Basically - I built a new budget computer (wasn't going to be used to gaming outside facebook). Build went fine, no issues. Booted up, everything was detected. Installed windows, updated, no sign of issue. Computer wasn't being heavy used here though.
Anyway - eventually I noticed a seemingly random issue - the computer would freeze for a split second (mouse pointer stuck, keyboard shortcuts not working, etc) and then come back like nothing happened.
There are no error codes in the Event Viewer. There's no errors period (No BSOD, no shutdowns, restarts etc.) for all intents and purposes outside this issue the computer works fine.
I've been paying somewhat close attention to when it happens and it seems to happen when the following happens:
Something is loading and the HD is spinning and the HD Light is either fully lit or flashing (so HD is R/Wing). At this point, the CPU usage spikes to around 70 to 85%, the power consumption spikes and the temp spikes.
Now, obviously the CPU spike in usage, power and temp is normal. The computer is loading something (webpage, program) which is requiring more power, thus generating more heat. Or it could be connected. Not sure.
It's happened during the following in the last couple of days:
Printing a document in Office, Opening/Loading webpage in Chrome.
That's about it. I'm sure if I gamed on it I'd see it more but that's when I've noticed it.
Edited by Al1000, 02 March 2018 - 09:19 AM.
moved from BSOD