I just started using my computer again after a hiatus of about 2 years+. I keep getting complete freezes, usually while playing games but at other points as well, Sound stops, screen freezes. Does not unfreeze untill I restart the computer.
I got a new SSD hard drive and downloaded windows 10 and updated all the drivers, thinking that would fix the problem. Alas I was mistaken! I was told that processor problems are really rare but now i'm worried this is the problem.
Here is a list of my relevant hardware.
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. ga 880gm usb3 motherboard
WDC WDC5000AAKX-001CAO ATA Device (plugged in but not in use)
I've seen the inside of a case that was sparkling clean. Unfortunately, he hadn't taken the shell off his Graphics Card. When we lifted it away there was so much dust between the fins of the heat exchanger that there can have been no airflow at all