- 15 months ago
I have a peculiar freezing problem: my recently build PC keeps freezing while under little load. Meanwhile, when I am doing heavy gaming, it never freezes.
This problem popped up about 2 weeks after I build my pc and it keeps occurring more frequently ever since (at first it was a couple of times a week, now after a month it is multiple times per hour. when it freezes I have to shut down PC with power button).
Basicly, the less my pc is doing, the quicker it freezes:
When gaming, the PC never freezes. While browsing or viewing a movie, my PC freezes after about 10 minutes (time can vary widely) When in BIOS (which I think puts the least stress on the PC), the PC sometimes freezes after less than a minute.
Right now as an intermediate solution I always have a game running in the background to prevent the system from crashing.
Considering the problem is progressive (the time I have until freezing keeps shortening), and the problem happens in BIOS as well, I suspect it is a hardware problem. Even when all storage (including OS) is disconnected the freezing still happens in bios. However, I dont have the money or spare parts to switch and test them out separately. I have used each of my 2 ram sticks seperately as well and that doesn't make a difference. Temperatures are always in a good range (while under load GPU: 70° and CPU 60°, while not under load (and freezing) temperatures are around 35°
Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be and a way to test it/fix it?
This is my parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Flapdesappels/saved/sy7nHx