I have a pre-built computer (Dell XPS 8300 to be specific) and it's been working fine for the past year however last week I started to randomly lock up on me. Lock up as in the screen would freeze and any sound playing would loop/stutter. Keyboard input as well as mouse input is also ignored. There is also no BSOD after 5 minutes of leaving it like that. In order to fix it I need to perform a hard reboot.
I have checked my CPU and RAM usage during these lockups and they are completely random. They occur when 2GB of ram is being used to 10GB. My CPU usage during these lockups also fluctuates, from around 10% to 60%. I have not installed any new software over the last couple weeks and and performing a system restore to about 3 days before the lock ups began has not yielded any results. I also tried updating my drivers multiple times to no avail.
This has been occurring at least once a day sometimes even 4 or 5 times a day since last week and I would appreciate it if somebody could help me.
- CPU: Intel i7-2600
- RAM: 16 GB
- OS: Windows 7 65-bit
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 640 (Not Using AMD Overdrive)
- Sound card: THX TruStudio PC
Not sure what the other parts are but I do know they're OEM.
I also have a wireless card that I installed last year but that hasn't caused me any problems in the past. It's a D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCIe.
- HDD: 42 Degrees Celsius
- GPU: 67 Degrees Celsius
- Core 0: 58 Degrees Celsius
- Core 1: 62 Degrees Celsius
- Core 3: 51 Degrees Celsius
- Core 4: 52 Degrees Celsius
My BIOS does not show me the recommended temperature for each of my parts by the way so I have no way of knowing what is a safe operating temperature for everything.