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Old 13-08-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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Random Freezes while gaming

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Recently I started to face this issue when during gaming, the pc will freeze and I have to reboot. I have done all the troubleshooting I can think of, eg replug everything, remove overclock but no success. The thing is the freeze doesn't happy all the time, some days I can play for hours no issue, while sometimes it will freeze twice in 1 hour.

I read that it could be due to a failing PSU (it is about 5 years old, just out of warranty).

Any laojiao got advice before I pull the trigger on a new psu?
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Old 13-08-2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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The cooling fan look like this?

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Old 13-08-2018, 01:03 PM   #3
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What are your specs? Using mobile app here.

You mention you overclocked.. have you restore to default settings?

Is there any BSOD?

Overclocking will degrade the cpu overtime and it will result in requiring more voltage.

When was the last time you clean your pc?
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Old 13-08-2018, 01:41 PM   #4
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Lol I cleaned my pc quite regularly, in fact, just yesterday I cleaned it but the freeze happened again last night.

I think my temps are OK, running i7-8700k bought last year, only oc to 4.8ghz, during gaming about 60-70+ degrees with air cooling. Gpu is msi GeForce 1080, also about 70+ degrees.

No BSOD, just freeze with no warning. The screen will just freeze and sound will cut out.

My PSU is a Andyson 950 bronze
Processor
Intel i7 8700k
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Aurous z370 Gaming 5
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X
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2 x Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB
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Dell S2716DG
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1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3
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Old 13-08-2018, 01:44 PM   #5
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Since the fan cleaned recently, apply a new coat of thermal paste to the processor, likely dried after 5 years. If the graphic card no longer under warranty, dismantle the shroud, clean the fan and apply a new coat of thermal paste to the GPU as well.
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:09 PM   #6
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Got check loads during gaming
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:22 PM   #7
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Lol I cleaned my pc quite regularly, in fact, just yesterday I cleaned it but the freeze happened again last night.

I think my temps are OK, running i7-8700k bought last year, only oc to 4.8ghz, during gaming about 60-70+ degrees with air cooling. Gpu is msi GeForce 1080, also about 70+ degrees.

No BSOD, just freeze with no warning. The screen will just freeze and sound will cut out.

My PSU is a Andyson 950 bronze
Temperature seems okay, do some stress test on aida64. Start with just memory test, then do cpu and gpu.

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Ryzen 7 1800x / Dark Rock 4
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Asrock AB350M
Graphics Card
EVGA GTX 1080TI Founders Edition 11G
Memory
Corsair LPX 3000 MHZ 2x8 GB
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DELL U2417H
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Fractal Design Mini C
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:30 PM   #8
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The thermal paste I changed 2 months ago when the issue started. Gpu still under warranty.

Should have mentioned most of my parts I bought last September. The oldest is the PSU (5 years) and my SSD (4 years), recycled from my last build. The build worked great till about May then this issue popped up.
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Intel i7 8700k
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Aurous z370 Gaming 5
Graphics Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X
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2 x Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB
Display
Dell S2716DG
Storage
1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3
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Samsung DVD writer
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CM 690 II Advanced
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:34 PM   #9
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did u check HDD for bad sectors?
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:40 PM   #10
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try reseating the ram and see if it works.. otherwise might be OS/software issue too.. encountered one time. after reformatting, it solves the issue.
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Old 13-08-2018, 02:43 PM   #11
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Sound like PSU problem to me. Able to borrow a psu from a friend or something to try?

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Old 13-08-2018, 02:44 PM   #12
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The thermal paste I changed 2 months ago when the issue started. Gpu still under warranty.

Should have mentioned most of my parts I bought last September. The oldest is the PSU (5 years) and my SSD (4 years), recycled from my last build. The build worked great till about May then this issue popped up.
suggest you backup data

Also you can just buy new psu since is so old already..

For ssd the symptoms for failure is intermittent detection, can happen during usage also and then hang the system.. but this usually have blue screen.

Last edited by Phen8210; 13-08-2018 at 02:47 PM..
Processor
Ryzen 7 1800x / Dark Rock 4
Mainboard
Asrock AB350M
Graphics Card
EVGA GTX 1080TI Founders Edition 11G
Memory
Corsair LPX 3000 MHZ 2x8 GB
Display
DELL U2417H
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB SSD
Casing
Fractal Design Mini C
PSU
Corsair AX860i 80+ Platinum
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Old 13-08-2018, 03:33 PM   #13
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Thanks guys, think the only things I have not done are the stress tests and test for bad sectors. I don't know anyone that has a spare PSU sadly.
Processor
Intel i7 8700k
Mainboard
Aurous z370 Gaming 5
Graphics Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X
Memory
2 x Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB
Display
Dell S2716DG
Storage
1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3
Optical Storage
Samsung DVD writer
Casing
CM 690 II Advanced
PSU
Andyson Nuclear 950
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