My system is as follows:
- CPU: Intel i5
- GPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 670
- SSD: OCZ Vertex 4
From time to time, usually after prolonged use, my computer starts freezing. It does not crash, nor freeze completely, but behaves weirdly in a very specific pattern:
For a second, everything is frozen.
- if sound is playing, it will give digital artifacts, repeating the last slice (phonetic: trrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr).
- screen will not change, mouse movements are not shown
The next second, everything works fine.
This pattern repeats itself until I reboot.
It is not dependent on an application, if I manage to close everything despite the freezes, the pattern will continue even on the windows desktop.
Any ideas as to what might cause this?