So I have been having an issue which I can find nothing online about. My computer will sometimes completely freeze (mouse, keyboard, sounds, and display) until I hit the reset button on it. What’s strange is if I turn it on in the morning it works pretty much throughout the day but the moment I restart it, it breaks. Other days it just doesn’t work at all.
I do not believe this is a software issue. On Manjaro the whole computer freezes, and on Windows, it often doesn’t boot, or I get a BSOD with different codes (usually MEMORY_MANAGEMENT or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL)after 1-5 minutes of getting to the log in page. (sometimes it doesn’t even let me log in)
This is the hardware, along with what I have tested.
CPU- AMD 3800X (new), I don’t think this is the issue because the computer can boot into manjaro fine, and on the days the computer works, the CPU never hiccups.
Memory - 16GB HyperX 2666 MHz , this is definetly not the issue because the memory worked perfectly fine in my old computer, and when I swap sticks with another computer I have (with the same memory), that computer works fine, and mine breaks.
Motherboard - MSI B550 Gaming Plus, naturally, I thought this was to blame if it was not the memory, but I RMA’d the board and got a different one back and the problem STILL persists.
Graphics Card - AMD Radeon 560, I’m not sure if this is the culprit. The computer cannot work without a dedicated GPU, and this is the only one I have. It’s a very old card tho, but it worked fine in my old computer.
SSD - ADATA SU635 240GB, I thought this was the issue but this drive only runs Linux (and GRUB), and the problem exists on windows as well.
Hard Drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda, I also don’t think this is the issue because this drive only runs Windows.
Cooling - There is adequate cooling (3 fans (2 intake one exhaust)) and the CPU temps are usually all fine (sub 40 when idle, sub 70 when being worked up)
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.