Question Windows 10 completely freezing

Jul 20, 2019
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I've experienced this a few times now, not sure when in particular it actually started doing this. The computer will completely freeze on me. Screen unresponsive, absolutely nothing works. Can't CTRL + ALT + DEL, or even start a shut down by hitting the power button. Only way to actually turn off the pc is to press and hold the power button to force shut off, or just unplug it from the wall.

I mainly use the computer to play games, and it seems to do this at least once a day now. Can happen a few minutes after opening the game or after hours of playing, it's really random. I used to think it was something like an issue with memory being overloaded as I allocate 4GB of the memory to game, and often have many other things opened on my pc. But just recently I've changed it from 4 GB allocated to only 3GB, and I'm still getting these crashes even when the game is the ONLY thing open on my pc.

It would be greatly appreciated if I could get any help in sorting this issue out, thanks.

OS: Windows 10 Pro (1809) 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Memory: 8GB
 

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