My computer constantly freezes up in such a way that the cursor no longer moves. The picture is still and Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+Tab and Alt+F4 don't respond. The only way to elicit a reaction from my laptop is to use the power button to shut it off. I had a similar problem before that was nailed down to faulty RAM module. Refer to this thread: http://www.geekstogo...-and-even-altf/
However, the difference this time is that the computer almost always freezes when playing games. Maybe 1 out of 10 times, it miraculously continues running. Then, I encounter a situation where the screen blacks out and comes back, with a message that the NVidia Kernel Mode Driver has failed and recovered. However, this time it also freezes sometimes when booting the computer, especially when I try to boot it immediately after shutting it off from a freeze. I'm talking about even before I get to the login page. This is why I don't think it's a RAM problem anymore. I've run Memtest and my RAM is fine, it reports.
This time, I think it's got something to do with my graphics card/drivers or maybe the temperature. I tried to get some readings using HWMonitor. My CPU and computer in general reached a maximum temperature of under 75 Celsius. However, when the freeze occurs, the temperatures are around 65 Celsius so it's weird.
My PC Specs:
Make and Model: Asus K43SV (unmodified)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel i7 2670QM
GPU: nVidia Geforce GT540M
RAM: 8 GB
HDD: Total - 750 GB, available - 170 GB (I've repartitioned my HDD way back so none of my partitions are even close to full. The repartitioning was done way back so it can't be the issue.)
Thanks in advance, Geeks.
EDIT: I would like to note that sometimes, intermittently, it is able to run just fine. I've even pushed the RAM usage to 6 GB and the temperatures to above 85 Celsius by playing a lot of games at once and YouTube videos at 4K. Getting higher is not possible because doing this already stretched my CPU to the limit.
Edited by ThatRandomGuy, 21 September 2014 - 09:59 AM.