My computer has been freezing randomly over the last week but it seems to have gotten a lot worse these past couple of days. What happens is I boot windows Log in and use my computer as normal then anywhere from 2 minutes to hours later my display and audio stutters for ~3 seconds then my computer will freeze. Temperatures don't rise and cpu/gpu/ram usage doesn't spike in task manager before the freeze.
I have tried swapping graphics cards, ran windows memory diagnostic, ran seatools to check ssd and hdd and no problems there.
I haven't once occurred a freeze in safe mode so that might rule out some problems. I tried doing a selective startup, disabling all startup programs and non essential services in msconfig.exe but the computer still freezes. I've tried doing a system restore from safe mode but it fails.
All in all the freezing seems really random (and frustrating) so I thought I'd come here for some help.
Thanks for the help!
Asus z97 pro
Amd r9 290
Gskill ares ddr3 1600
Crucial m500 ssd