Windows 10: Computer locking up when playing games/stressed

  1.    01 Oct 2015 #1

    Computer locking up when playing games/stressed

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    My computer has been locking up recently. It seems fine until I start to put strain onto the system. This is usually done by me playing games. At first I thought it was heat and noticed my processor getting up there in temp. I went out and bought a new case and a new liquid cooling system (Something that needed to be done anyway). As I monitored over the next few days the freezing didn't stop, but my temperatures were a lot better. I did a complete reinstall of windows onto my HDD's to make sure it wasn't a driver. I did HDD's checks and nothing showed up. My next step was checking the ram. After running for 8 hours on each stick, then together, nothing showed up as an issue. I pulled out each piece to test everything, but like I said it only happens when I seem to put strain on the system. I tested both my graphics cards and I thought one was causing the issue, but it freezes on both. At this point I am at a lose as to what it could be. My thought is it might be the motherboard, but I am not sure. So I ask to you all, why is my computer locking up?

    My system specs :
    Motherboard- Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Processor - AMD 9590
    Ram- Corsair Vengeance 8GB x 2
    GPU - AMD R9 290x x2
    Power Supply - Rosewill Lightening 1300w
    Liquid CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro H100i GTX
    HDD- Wester Digital 1TB
    Wester Digital 2TB
    SDD- Sandisk 120GB
    Case- Cooler Master HAF X
    Wireless Card - TP link WDN4800
    More about : computer locking wrong

    I looked in my event viewer and am seeing a lot of errors.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,705
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Oct 2015 #2

    Hi KirinShowcase,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    You are missing a driver for the TP-LINK Wireless PCI Express Adapter what caused a few crashes.
    Please check here for drivers.
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    01 Oct 2015 #3

    Depending on when that was I had just recently reinstalled that from the TP-Link site.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,705
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Oct 2015 #4

    Please check the device manager for the network adapters.
    Name    [00000000] TP-LINK Wireless PCI Express Adapter
    Adapter Type    Not Available
    Product Type    TP-LINK Wireless PCI Express Adapter
    Installed    Yes
    PNP Device ID    Not Available
    Last Reset    10/1/2015 12:38 AM
    Index    0
    Service Name    athr
    IP Address    Not Available
    IP Subnet    Not Available
    Default IP Gateway    Not Available
    DHCP Enabled    Yes
    DHCP Server    Not Available
    DHCP Lease Expires    Not Available
    DHCP Lease Obtained    Not Available
    MAC Address    Not Available
    How it should look like
    Name	[00000007] ASUS PCE-AC68 802.11ac Network Adapter
    Adapter Type	Ethernet 802.3
    Product Type	ASUS PCE-AC68 802.11ac Network Adapter
    Installed	Yes
    PNP Device ID	PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A0&SUBSYS_85DF1043&REV_03\54A000FFFF00000000
    Last Reset	9/30/2015 4:19 PM
    Index	7
    Service Name	BCM43XX
    IP Address, fe80::64b0:6ebc:590b:1d83, 2605:6001:e155:c100::1
    IP Subnet, 64, 128
    Default IP Gateway
    DHCP Enabled	Yes
    DHCP Server
    DHCP Lease Expires	9/30/2015 5:49 PM
    DHCP Lease Obtained	9/30/2015 4:49 PM
    MAC Address	54:A0:50:70:B0:22
    Memory Address	0xF7A00000-0xF7A07FFF
    Memory Address	0xF7800000-0xF79FFFFF
    IRQ Channel	IRQ 16
    Driver	c:\windows\system32\drivers\bcmwl664.sys (, 7.70 MB (8,071,888 bytes), 8/5/2015 8:39 PM)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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