i will start by stating i am running windows 8.1 with suggested updates turned off. i have another thread that i tried to get help with this issue and haven't gotten much response. here is the link http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2874661/freezes-due-cpu.html and ill go ahead and briefly describe my problem again. Essentially everything freezes and after i reboot the system i check the windows event logs and nothing seems to show up, in fact last night i noticed a gap in the time stamps of the event logs which im assuming was the time of the freeze and me rebooting my system. i originally thought it was my fx 8120 cpu but on the other thread several people said the cpu wouldnt cause that and my lowering my clock speed did not affect the frequency of the freezes nor would i hear my fans speed up as if there were heat. the freezes are becoming more frequent and are now interrupting my gameplay in addition to my web surfing (poor me right). any help would be greatly appreciated and i apologize for not having any better information to put up front but im more than willing to work towards my own solution if possible.