I recently started seeing my computer freeze for a second or 2 every now in then when I’m playing games on about full load. This never used to happen and now it is concerning. It does it pretty often just randomly.
I was using SpeedFan to check my temperatures to see if everything was normal and it looked it. My GPU was at 67c full load, and core which im guessing CPU was at roughly 50c. Now I also heard that HWmonitor was better at reading temps so i installed that and it was showing that my CPU temp was 55c on idle. This started to concern me. So I tested it out and played battlefield 4 for about 15 minutes and my CPU got to about 76c.
At this point im wondering if it was always getting this hot and I was just to ignorant to realize it and that is why my computer is now freezing while playing games because of damage being done to the CPU. (I bought this PC around 1 1/2 years ago). So I did some research and learned that maybe it could be a virus. Did a full scan and found nothing.
So I then went into my error logs and ive noticed something reoccuring for the past 3-4 months. There is this error that keeps happening and it states this:
wuaueng.dll loaded but took abnormally long time (26 seconds) to be serviced by the OS. This problem is likely due to faulty hardware. Please contact your hardware vendor for further assistance diagnosing the problem.
This has me extremely worried and now just dissapointed and upset. I have recently upgraded to a MSI GeForce GTX 970 and would hate to also buy a new CPU.
I’m not very good at this and I’m sorry if it’s a lot I just dont know where to turn. Also have noticed that the GHz of the CPU is going over 3.4GHz just sitting at idle and when I play games it stays at 3.7GHz and that the CPU usage is at about 20% on idle and with high frequencies
- CPU: AMD A-10 7700K Quad Core 3.4GHz
- GPU: MSI GTX 970 4GB