Windows 10: System lock ups randomly.

Discus and support System lock ups randomly. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Ok, I have done everything I know how to do and am completely at a loss now. My pc consist of the following parts: CPU:6700k GPU: EVGA 980 TI SC.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rinji07, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. rinji07 Win User

    System lock ups randomly.


    Ok, I have done everything I know how to do and am completely at a loss now. My pc consist of the following parts:

    CPU:6700k
    GPU: EVGA 980 TI SC.
    MB Asus Z170PRO
    RAM 16gb DDR4
    SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro 512 - WD Black Edition 2TB.

    Temps on the pc are amazing they idle around 20-25 and load is about 39-44 on cpu and gpu is around 29-33 Idle and load about 60-70c. I have run SFC Scans I have reinstalled I have run mem test and am clueless on what else to do...Sometimes it will go all week without locking up and others its 2-3x in a day all the parts was bought earlier this year and assembled. The system is NOT over clocked.


    I will be playing a game and I will sometimes hear a short quick static sound like ssszzht and bam entire system frozen. I have to hard shut down to get it to come back. I have checked the SSD and HDD health both showing 100% and strong running. I have checked for any driver updates and I am fully up2date. Any ideas?

    Could this be from a USB hub maybe? I just thought of this idk if it is possible or not, Normally I can track down just about any problem but when I pull the event viewer or reliability log up it just simply says Windows has shut down unexpectedly... This due to I have to hard shut down cause it locked up.

    :)
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  2. theinob Win User

    Entire System Locks Up Randomly/Intermittently

    After doing further testing on my own I am almost completely convinced that the issue has arisen from a bad PCI-e slot on my motherboard. Thank you for your assistance.
     
    theinob, Nov 27, 2016
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  3. theinob Win User
    Entire System Locks Up Randomly/Intermittently

    Thank you for such fast replies. I have done this and was told that "No changes or updates were necessary" by the troubleshooter.
     
    theinob, Nov 27, 2016
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  4. rinji07 Win User

    System lock ups randomly.

    I have also run the PC diagnostics tool from Asus for my board and everything has passed.
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  5. cedroid09 Win User
    Do you have another power supply at hand? Try replacing it and see if there are any improvements.
     
    cedroid09, Nov 27, 2016
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  6. rinji07 Win User
    Yes I have tried another PSU, Results are the same. The lock ups are not consistent. Sometimes itll be 3 weeks without one and other times itll be 2x a day.
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  7. rinji07 Win User
    I cant help but wonder if maybe my USB hub isnt having something to do with it, I have a usb extension 3.0 cord in a 3.1 slot and attached to a 4 port hub. One of the things might be lose inside cause I can wiggle it and hear it DC the hardware I wonder if I am not shorting something out somehow, sitting here at work atm and thought of it.
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  8. cedroid09 Win User

    System lock ups randomly.

    Try disconnecting it and let it lose for some time and see if it solves the problem. You hear a static sound each time it locks up?
     
    cedroid09, Nov 27, 2016
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  9. rinji07 Win User
    Every single time from my headphones but they are also plugged into the USB hub along with my mouse and keyboard. sometimes my phone or a flash drive, and the hub is plugged into an extension which is plugged into a 3.1 slot and allows extra power to be given I will have to test this theory and report back I have tried everything I can think of except for that.
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  10. cedroid09 Win User
    I am pretty sure the sound you hear through your headphones are caused by Windows freezing, nothing to worry about. I recommend that you check and update your drivers as well.
     
    cedroid09, Nov 27, 2016
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  11. rinji07 Win User
    I have checked about 30x no joke. everything is up2date.
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  12. cedroid09 Win User
    Ok, try the USB hub and let us know *Smile
     
    cedroid09, Nov 27, 2016
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  13. System lock ups randomly.

    Just posted in another thread for a possible solution. Check HDD settings. In Windows 10 by default HDD is set to turn off after 20 minutes. Change to never.
     
    XxCptAMannxX, Nov 27, 2016
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  14. rinji07 Win User
    Yea, it is set to high performance, I made sure bios was up2date and nvidias latest driver was installed that came out today. so far it hasn't locked up and it only seemingly does it while im in a particular game. But can one game cause systematic wide lock ups like that? I also moved the cord from a 3.1 SS boosted usb port to a normal 3.0 port.

    Also changed out mouse.
     
    rinji07, Nov 27, 2016
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  15. rinji07 Win User
    Tracked the problem down, It was my 3.1 port allowing power fluctuations inadvertently and randomly to my cord and hub. Changed the slot and aint had a single lock up since.
     
    rinji07, Apr 4, 2018
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