Is my motherboard going bad?
I have been having an issue with my computer just randomly freezing. At first the issue would resolve itself after a few reboots which was strange but then it went away.
Issue 1: When booting the computer, I would get to the login screen or completely log in, the computer would then black screen, then it would come back to my last picture, then just completely black screen and the monitors would go to sleep but the computer would stay on so I would have to force power down by holding the power button for 7~ seconds or so. I would reboot, and it would happen again, I would force shutdown by power button, cycle the on/off on the back, try to power it back up and then it wouldn't happen again till maybe the next day or sometime that week. Even when booted in safe mode it was happening.
Fix 1?: I figured the graphics card was going bad from what was happening so I completely wiped the drivers clean and reinstalled them. The problem still was happening. I contacted Nvidia and they had me pretty much run the same process to wipe the drivers clean again and reinstall them but I still had issues a while later but very randomly. Eventually, I swapped the graphics card to a new slot and all the issues went away so I chalked it up to a failing port on the motherboard.
Issue two: Couple months later, I started to see the same signs of the black screening while just doing random things and it happened more than five or so times, got fed up, switched ports on the motherboard, issue went away.
Issue three: Two weeks later, completely booted up, randomly doing something, screen is completely freezing, picture still on though so no black screen at all, just completely frozen with what I was doing last. The first time it happened today, the screens were still functional and moving like things were still working but my peripherals went out, no mouse movement and no control alt delete command, around about 10-30 seconds, the computer just completely rebooted itself. I got myself fully logged back in, about 3 minutes later, screens completely frozen this time, no movement or anything and it hasn't rebooted itself at all.
I am completely at a loss on this one and could use some help. I have tested the memory, swapped them, checked all the connections and re-seated everything.
The only other thing that I can think of lately that happened that was super weird is that during one boot, I had a fan spin up to super high speeds, and when I say high, I mean it sounded like it could have lifted my computer off the ground, but it was during a system update and hasn't happened since.