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the last freeze was a couple of hours ago. 

 

 

I asked this yesterday before this latest freeze. Your last post before yesterday was on the 24th, did the computer lock up at all between the 24th and 27th, if yes, what was the computer being used for, we are trying to see if there is a pattern to the behaviour.

 

No worries about Speedfan, your MB sensors obviously don`t play nice with it, what we can see in HWMonitor looks ok but there is only the top of the results showing.


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yeah the last lockup was on the 27th, it was after midnight. and I was watching a video when it happened.

 

I'll get you the lower half of the results in a moment

 

Edit: okay here's the rest of the results

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Edited by Lucky Dearly, 28 October 2018 - 05:26 AM.

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If you used the computer between the 24th and 27th and for the same use (gaming and watching videos) but got no lock ups that is real odd.

 

Thanks for the rest of the HWMonitor info which looks all good voltage and temperature wise, the one thing that we cannot check the temps on is the PSU, if that is overheating you can only place your hand at the back of the exhaust vents to see how hot the air is that is being expelled.

 

Time to test your system under load, use the free version of Valley SUPERPOSITION for this, download from here see how this goes for us and post back.


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okay this is really wierd. I was trying to download SUPERPOSITION and the pc froze during the download, this happened twice. Gonna try to download it again and hope this time it goes through

 

Edit: froze a third time when I was downloading the superposition program. and it was nearly done. I checked the fan and cold air was coming out of it so I can rule out an overheat.

 

Edit: Okay I have it downloaded and I'll run it as soon as I can.


Edited by Lucky Dearly, 29 October 2018 - 12:48 AM.

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Well done for persevering with it  :thumbsup:

 

Will wait on your update.


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Hmm this is odd, I installed superposition and when I tried to run it nothing happens. not even when I set it to run as an administrator nothing happens at all.


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Uninstall Superposition and try Valley instead, free download here


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okay I ran the valley and here's the results.

 

note, for some reason it says windows 8 when I'm on windows 10

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Running Valley was more about seeing if it caused the system to lock up, I take it that the system did not lock up then.


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nope, it went smoothly.


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If the cause was overheating it would have been expected to get the lock ups that you described earlier, back to the drawing board i`m afraid  :(

 

Are the games that you are playing and the videos that you are watching using an internet connection.

 

Your PSU is a Corsair CX650M which is semi modular, have you checked that all of the internal cables are securely connected to the PSU, the MB, GPU and HDDs etc.

 

Just a fyi, Corsair does not recommend the use of a CX model PSU for gaming builds, they actually advise the following;

 

CX Series™ Modular power supply units are an excellent choice for basic system builds and desktop PC computer upgrades, 

 

 

Can I ask when you estimate that you will have the new external storage device, I reckon that you will really benefit from a clean install of Windows on its own partition.


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yeah on both the videos and games. and I'm sure they are, mostly cause I had a professional connect everything up back in June. And for the external HDD hopefully soon


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yeah on both the videos and games.

 

 

Based on the above and the fact that you were able to run Valley without issue you need to consider the possibility that it is a problem with the internet service.


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it might, we've had issues with the router reseting itself and we've had the internet go down a few times (the outtages were on the provider's side).


Edited by Lucky Dearly, 05 November 2018 - 02:42 PM.

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As mentioned previously, you have a load of garbage on your HDD and a lot of scheduled to check for updates, it may not be responsible for the lock ups but it will affect the internet performance on your PC;

 

Now that you have the space freed up on the HDD it is important that you do not let it drop below what it is now.

 

also to update, I had three freezes on my pc earlier today.

 

 

How long is it since the computer last froze, it would also help if you could tell us what the computer was being used for when it froze and what exactly do you mean by froze, would the mouse cursor not move for example.

 

I noticed that along with a ton of other rubbish that you have on the HDD** the following, McAfee SiteAdvisor Service, did you ever install this.

 

** As mentioned above, you have a load of garbage on the HDD that needs to be gotten rid of;

 

 

Scheduler

10/27/2018 Saturday 12:45 AM;: Overwolf Updater Task
10/27/2018 Saturday 12:50 AM;: GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004UA
10/27/2018 Saturday 12:53 AM;: GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004UA1d1ab15b81b91c0
10/27/2018 Saturday 1:02 AM;: Adobe Flash Player NPAPI Notifier
10/27/2018 Saturday 1:07 AM;: Adobe Flash Player Updater
10/27/2018 Saturday 1:25 AM;: GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004UA1d2be43f0425980
10/27/2018 Saturday 1:26 AM;: GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA
10/27/2018 Saturday 1:36 AM;: Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier
10/27/2018 Saturday 8:15 AM;: OneDrive Standalone Update Task-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1006
10/27/2018 Saturday 12:36 PM;: OneDrive Standalone Update Task-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004
10/27/2018 Saturday 1:53 PM;: GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004Core1d1ab15b7f60f9c
10/27/2018 Saturday 3:25 PM;: GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004Core1d2be43efd6349f
10/27/2018 Saturday 3:26 PM;: GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore
10/27/2018 Saturday 10:50 PM;: GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004Core
10/28/2018 Sunday 12:30 AM;: OneDrive Standalone Update Task-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1001
Fake Fullscreen
IObitSelfCheckTask
LaunchChromeTask111
MSI_Toast_Server
CCleanerSkipUAC
CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask
Driver Booster Scheduler
Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1001
Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1004
Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1005
Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-3857839104-3952859072-2417217460-1006
Driver Booster SkipUAC (mewtw_000)
SmartDefrag_AutoAnalyze
SmartDefrag_Startup
SmartDefrag_Update
StartCN
StartDVR
Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tray Icon
Uninstaller_SkipUac_alex
Uninstaller_SkipUac_mewtw_000
 

 

 

Not sure that I have ever seen such a list of scheduled updates, seeing the Iobit and Driverbooster names just makes me want to bang my head  :bashhead:

 

Keep Google but get rid of everything else in the list above.


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