3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2015 10:32 AM by joe_intel

    i5 2500k not OC Halt and Catch Fire problem.


      Hey, I'm having a really annoying problem with my i5 2500k CPU. A few months ago it started hanging. Not with a BSOD. I'm just using my PC as usual and it suddenly freezes, everything on the screen stays still, sound loops, and the reset button on the case doesn't work. After about 20 seconds the computer cuts power to itself, stays off for about 2 seconds before starting back up. Few months ago it happened every week or so, but this week I had that happen to me 2-3 times a day. Event log has no errors recorded at the time of the issue.


      Also, Windows 10 doesn't read the CPU usage properly, showing me millions of percents of usage, making the CPU run at 100% frequency at all times. Could that be the cause of the issue?