I'm sure this is probably a very frequent problem that's seen on here. But I've tried everything I personally know to try and fix my problem and I'm by no means a PC noob. I'm not quite sure if this problem is OS related but since I run Windows & I'm posting it here.
My Problem is that my PC randomly freezes. It's more like a (Not-Responding) because when it freezes the mouse still works and the music/soundeffects skip. I'm a gamer and this happens no matter what program is running. It could be Firefox, Photoshop, League of Legends or Darkfall Online. The sound will first start to skip but I'll still have full control of what ever I'm doing. Then will start to freeze for like 2 seconds and then unfreeze for a few seconds but then freeze up again and this will happen for 1-2 minutes. After that happens it will straight freeze for 1-5 minutes with maybe some unfreezing sputtering in the middle. No matter what I do if I ctrl+alt+del nothing will work. However if I pushed buttons and clicked areas while it was frozen, it will do a really long rubber ban lag. I will see the screen go in fast forward and do everything I did while it was froze. This typically happens with games, but if I'm on Firefox and I did a ctrl+alt+del after it unfreezes it will just instantly bring the task manager up.
I've completely wiped my hard drive and all partitions on it and that didn't help at all. So I'm starting to believe it might be a hardware problem.
Here are my specs:
Windows 7 64bit Professional
EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
ADATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel
BFG GeForce GTX 260 Overclocked MAXCORE Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCIe 2.0 x16
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan
If I'm missing anything let me know, I'm now running late for work