In the past 24 hours my machine has frozen completely twice. Basically the last screen the computer is on is displayed and nothing works for input and I have to physically power off the machine.
In event viewer I see a bunch of these:
Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Corrected Machine Check
Error Type: Cache Hierarchy Error
Processor ID: 2
The processor ID changes at random seemingly.The error also seems to show up even without the freezing now.
I'm running a first gen i7 860. It's about 4 years old now.
Is the processor dying, or is it something else? No hardware changes have been made in some time to the machine.
I am sorry for the issue.
I suggest making sure the Intel® processor is running with the default settings in BIOS and run the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool from the link below.
I would be also a good idea to check the power supply voltage levels. Usually this information can be found in BIOS or using the monitoring software tool provided by the motherboard manufacturer.