8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2017 4:16 PM by bboczula

    Random freezes on i7-6700k

    ralph2190

      Since the beginning of November my PC has been freezing at random times. These freezes can occur when I'm in the middle of gaming (Witcher 3, Titanfall 2) or when I'm idling on the desktop.

       

      The freeze is usually accompanied by a loud repeating sound from my speakers and makes my PC unresponsive to keyboard or mouse input. Forcing my PC to turn off by holding down the power button seems to be my only option at this point.

       

      I reproduced this issue on a fresh format of my PC to Windows 10 with only the base drivers from Windows Update and Witcher 3 installed. The BIOS for my motherboard has also been updated to the latest non-beta version and all settings in the BIOS are on optimized defaults.

       

      This has been occuring for almost a month now; sometimes a week passes by between freezes and other times it occurs in the span of few hours. Please help

       

      My specs are as follows:

      Intel Core i7-6700k @ stock 4.0Ghz

      Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH

      Nvidia Titan X (Pascal)

      Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB

      Samsung Evo 850 1TB