My computer freezes/hangs on me regularly - ranges from 3 mins after boot to sometimes lasting 6+ hours without an issue. The typical behavior is the computer becoming completely unresponsive and often times gets stuck repeating whatever sound was playing when it got stuck. After freezing it will just reboot or BSOD (with all kinds of errors). Some of my testing/notes:
■ Do not believe this is related to my video card - still ran into frequent crashes.
■ Do not believe this is temperature related, have had HWMonitor running when it froze (many times), temperatures have always been very reasonable (Typically CPU/GPU temps typically less than 50C (60C if stress testing), never seen any other temperature above 35C)
■ Do not believe this is driver related, have had computer freeze while browsing the BIOS on more than one occasion, next to the fact that I'm running a clean install of windows since I started getting the BSODs intermitently.
■ Ran MemTest86 several times - never reported any issues
■ Cannot correlate the crashes with anything, seems to crash at more or less the same frequency whether I'm browsing the web, gaming, or stress testing
■ Have not been able to catch any PSU issues, monitored one of the 12V and one of the 5V rails with a scope (setting trigger just under the expected voltage), did not trigger when the computer froze - so PSU seems to be doing its job
Built January 2020
Ryzen 7 2700x @ stock speeds
Gigabyte B450M DS3H
Asus TUF GAMING GTX 1660 SUPER
Crucial ram 16 GB (2x8GB)
80 Plus corsair PSU
Windows 10 (64 bit)
My main goal for this post is to determine what the most likely culprit is. I think I'm at the point where I just need to start swapping out parts, but I don't have any spares sitting around so this could get pretty expensive pretty quick. I'm hoping someone might have seen similar issues before and can point me in the right direction.