Computer Freezes After Approximately 45 Minutes

ZarakiToguro

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Specs of my computer are at the bottom.

I have Windows 7 Installed. Approximately one month ago, my computer started to freeze, then blue screen and then restart after about 45 minutes of use. It really doesn't seem to make a difference what I do, i.e. letting it just sit there, watch live streams, play video games, or run Office. It will freeze eventually. Specifically, my screen will freeze first, but sound will continue. If I'm watching a video though, the sound will loop, as in, go back 20 seconds or so and play again. During that time, within about 10 seconds or so after my screen freezes, I get a blue screen and the computer restarts after that. If it restarts in that way, it will run very slow upon reboot. So I have to shut it down properly to get it up to speed. Instead, as soon as my screen freezes, I hold down the power button to restart. That way, at least on restart, it will start fine. I do not recall doing anything specific or making any changes when this problem began. Windows is fully upgraded. The computer is about 2-3 years old. The raid 0 SSD hard drives are about one year old.

Things I have tried to do:

First, I formatted and re-installed windows. Still same problem.

Then I ran Memtest86, one stick at a time. I let is pass at least 2 times for each stick, which took about 1-1.5 hours for each. No errors on any. Still have the same problem.

Next, I disconnected my videocard and just ran it with my onboard. Still get the same crash.

I have also opened my case up, turned up the fans in the computer and put a fan to my computer. It still crashes.

I do not have a psu laying around but I have used a diagnostic tool to track the voltage. They were all within acceptable ranges, even at the time of restart. However, I'm not so sure how reliable those are.

Does anyone have any other ideas of what this could be? It's pretty frustrating given that I have tried so many solutions. I don't want to buy new parts without know what the issue is but I can't really think of anything else to do. Computer specs follow:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.10, 9/29/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 13.9 GB
Total Virtual Memory 31.8 GB
Available Virtual Memory 29.5 GB
Page File Space 15.9 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

If you need any more information, please let me know. Any help is appreciated.
 

Entomber

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I don't know if I would suspect this to be an overheating issue, since he's fine after restarting.

Try reinstalling your integrated graphics driver.
Device Manager -> uninstall Intel HD Graphics xxx

download the newest version and install the most updated driver.
 

ZarakiToguro

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I try to clean it periodically. Now that I have this problem, I cleaned it out pretty well, although it didn't seem too dusty. Also, when it restarts, it runs fine for another 45 minutes before it freezes again.



I just did that. I had Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, version 9.17.10.3517. After uninstalling, it installed the same one again. Kept computer on and it crashed again.
 
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The problem could be on the motherboard :( i had a biostar motherboard once and it had the same problem!
 

ZarakiToguro

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I was hoping that was NOT the problem :( Is there a way to check that?
 

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