Question My PC is freezing randomly, once or twice per week. No BSoD. Just Freezes. Can't Do Anything.

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Hey guys. So, as the title says, my PC has been freezing randomly about once or twice a week with no blue screen.

This has been going on for about 3 months now, and I don't know what to check to try to fix it.

I did check HWM to see if anything was overheating and everything is good. Even during stress tests.

I do have my CPU overclocked to 5.0ghz and I was kinda lazy on the voltage so I never found the minimum voltage that would still sustain this clock. (I'll edit this if I remember what I set the voltage to, or I can just take a look, though it's been a long time and I'm not experienced with overclocking so I'd have to figure out how to find that value again)

My specs are in my signature. (Also Specs posted here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h3Wr6R)

Anything I can try to troubleshoot in order to fix this problem would be greately appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Ralston18

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Post your system specs.

Not everyone enables signatures. I do not.

Look in Reliability History and Event Viewer for error codes warnings, or even informational events just before or at the time of the freezes.

Reliability History presents a time line format so "looking back" 3 months may be revealing.....

Look in Update History for any failed or problem updates.

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And the starting point, I suggest, is to simply turn off overclocking. Determine if the problem ends.

Then, if the freezes end, simply increase overclocking in deliberate, measured increments. Discover when the freezes begin again.
 

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h3Wr6R
Post your system specs.

Not everyone enables signatures. I do not.

Look in Reliability History and Event Viewer for error codes warnings, or even informational events just before or at the time of the freezes.

Reliability History presents a time line format so "looking back" 3 months may be revealing.....

Look in Update History for any failed or problem updates.

= = = =

And the starting point, I suggest, is to simply turn off overclocking. Determine if the problem ends.

Then, if the freezes end, simply increase overclocking in deliberate, measured increments. Discover when the freezes begin again.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h3Wr6R

(Also edited the original post to show my specs)
 

Ralston18

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Specs noted.

Not seeing any immediate issues there....

What about errors via Reliability History and Event Viewer?

What about disabling overclocking , testing for freezes, and then increasing overclocking in measured increments?

Key is to identify what configurations and circumstances cause the PC to freeze.
 

testtube5

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Specs noted.

Not seeing any immediate issues there....

What about errors via Reliability History and Event Viewer?

What about disabling overclocking , testing for freezes, and then increasing overclocking in measured increments?

Key is to identify what configurations and circumstances cause the PC to freeze.
I will need a few days to test these and I will repost here. Because the freezes are anywhere from twice a week to once every 2 weeks.

In the meantime, if anyone has anything else I can try, let me know, please.
 

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