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I'm trying to troubleshoot problems I've been having for a week or so with my PC. Every other day or so when doing basic tasks (opening a browser, Itunes, Quicken, Steam) Windows will lock up for a minute or so. Sometimes it will recover and sometimes I need to reboot. When I do this it will sometimes freeze on reboot at the windows screen. If I reboot a second time it works fine for a day or so, then repeats. I never get an error message or BSOD.

My initial thoughts are that I either have a corrupt Windows install, unstable overclock, failing hard drive, or some sort of malware. I checked my overclock pretty thoroughly so I don't think it's that and I'm fairly certain I'm not infected either.

Any advice on troubleshooting these problems is appreciated. If my SSD is going bad would it do this or just quit? How can I verify the integrity of my Windows install?
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Have you looked at event viewer?
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i would highly recommend running memtest. Sounds like a ram issue.
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I will try that now. I've never had RAM fail on me before.
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Okay so I ran memtest, no problems. Gamed for a while, no issues. Surfing the web and I get a 0124 BSOD. I have run this OC since August 24/7 stable on prime and linx and never a BSOD. Now I get this? I'm sort of glad because at least I know the problem. I bumped vcore slightly and hopefully I'll be good to go. The OS seems snappier but it could just be in my head.

Has anyone else had their oc fail like this after 3+ months? I just hope my chip is not degrading already.
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Interesting. I will double check my c states. Hopefully this solves it for me.
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I already had my C states and LLC set properly as described their so I don't think that was the problem. Hopefully bumping the vcore solved it for me.
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