Gaming, Computer locks up!
I have a dilemma.
My system is a pretty high end system that i had built last year:
AMD 6000+ X2 Dual Core
Gigabyte S-System AM2 Motherboard
4 GIGS GSkill DDR2 800 Ram
320GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Driver
eVGA 8800GTS 640MB w/ Thermalright HR Heatpipes/Heatsink & Thermaltake 90mm Fan
Antec TruPower 550W Power Supply
Tritton AXPC 5.1 Surround Sound Headset/Mic
It has been working fine since recently. I will be playing Call of Duty 4 or other games on my Computer and it will randomly lock up. Sometimes I can have it sit for a while doing Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Alt+Del and I can get it back within like 15 minutes or whatever, but if I do that, then it starts locking up at the simplest of things like checking e-mail (It'll lock up for like a minute). I restart and it seems to act fine.
Today, I haven't used my computer all day, went into the game and about 20 minutes later it locks up. At the moment, I was getting 155FPS. I ran a stress test for an hour on my CPU and RAM, both remained fine and came up 0 errors and 0 warnings and temperature never passed 60C on the CPU.
So I am looking for reasons what they heck could be wrong with my computer? Oddly, I think it could be my headset, just because when I go into games or what not, my sound messes up (Becomes really staticey) and I need to minimize and then maximize and the sound becomes okay. A $60 headset shouldn't do this, but I updated it's drivers and it still does. Regardless whether or not that is the problem, it still is stupid.
Please give me some advise. I have some money to work with here to replace something, but if I need to, I would like to replace the problem and not do trial and error with my money on a good system.
3DMark FireStrike Ultra: 4,266
3DMark FireStrike: 12,043
- Intel Core i7 920 Overclocked 3.2Ghz - Megahalem Cooler
- eVGA E758-A1 X58 Intel LGA 1366 Motherboard
- Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
- MSI Armor OC 8GB GeForce® GTX 1070
- eVGA 650W G2 Modular Power Supply
- Thermaltake Armor+ Full Tower Case
- Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
- Corsair Force LE 250GB SSD
- OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD