So I built a gaming PC and recently it's been completely freezing. Only when gaming does this happen and it doesn't loop audio. Just the last frame from the game freezes and I can't do anything. I have to hard reset and up until the game freezes I have zero performance issues. Sometimes it freezes and I still have audio and the game starts working again. But the rest if the time the games run like butter. I know there are a hundred threads on this but none of them have helped. At first I thought it was my psu so I bought a new quality one. Didn't fix it. I bought a new ssd and used Samsung's software to move everything over to it. That didn't fix it. I borrowed a couple sticks of a friend's ram and checked the ram configuration. That didn't fix it. I tested my 660 in another friend's pc with no issues at all. The only things left are my cpu and motherboard. I have all of the latest drivers. I've run every cleaning program I can find for drivers and everything else. It only happens when gaming and it only started happening a lot these past few weeks. I just don't want to spend weeks getting a new mobo or another $200 on a GPU if that's not the issue. My temps are fine, never above average and temperature doesn't correlate to the issue. I could be running my GPU at 50C and CPU at 36C and it'll freeze up. I don't OC and I recently updated my Mobo's BIOS. Any ideas? Should I try reinstalling Windows?
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Mobo: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/11/13 15:40:22 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: AMD FX6300 @~3.5Ghz
Ram: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PNY 1600 (not sure exact model number)
GPU: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
GPU Driver Version: 22.214.171.1249
PSU: Solid Gear Neutron SDGR-650E
Speakers/Headset: Plantronics GameCom 780
Mouse: CM Xornet gaming mouse
Keyboard: Logitec K120
HDD: Samsung SSD 840 Series (250GB, has OS & All games installed on it) & 250GB Seagate Barracuda (used to record videos onto)
External HDD: 1TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB
I understand that's more than you probably need but I just figured I'd be thorough in case one of the above has some weird random issue that might be causing my problem. Anyways thanks in advance for any help!
Upon posting this I downloaded CPU-Z and as I was installing the driver stuff that is listed in the "tools" section of CPUZ I tabbed over to my browser and it just froze like it usually does.