Many factors may cause Windows to freezes randomly. Here we will discuss few ways to troubleshoot windows pc. If you find anyone to be useful to troubleshoot your pc make sure to leave your note. Here we will be focusing on hardware rather than software.
Common causes to Windows freezes randomly
Here are 4 most common causes of PC freezing problem
- Overheating of Processor(CPU)
- Improper power delivery
- Malfunctioning device
- Issues In VRM section
Overheating of Processor(CPU)
One of the most probable causes If using an old computer. Or didn’t replace thermal paste for years. In such cases, it very common to Windows freezes randomly.
Testing and solution of processor/cpu overheating issue
Download HWmonitor for Windows PC and monitor CPU temperature. Generally, the temperature in the 80-90C range considered Critical and should be avoided in this range, So if you are in the critical temperature zone make sure to replace the thermal paste of the processor.
Improper power delivery
As always cheap power supply can degrade the performance of Windows computers. Though they are not always possible to test for actual rating it might be a cause of random freezing of windows. Make sure to test it if none works.
Sometimes a malfunctioning device(Mouse, keyboard, etc) or driver can cause the PC to freeze for some instance. In order to troubleshoot and look for possible fixes boot windows to safe mode and check if the issue persists.
Issues In VRM section
Due to some factors motherboard vrm may be damaged(or shorted). In this case you might consider a professional to do it for you unless you are the one :).
Software issues can also cause to Windows freeze randomly. Be sure to reinstall Windows before troubleshooting on hardware. If nothing works consider purchasing a new PC or laptop. Check out the 5 cheapest laptops available on market.