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Is my CPU is dying/ Causing PC to freeze

My pc has been freezing randomly lately, sometimes it'll be within 1 hr of me turning it on and only having chrome/excel open. And other times it will be as I am starting a video game on my PC. I recently bought a new graphics card and more ram, so I know that is not the issue. The big question is if its my CPU or my PSU.

I ran a test on my CPU with OCCT for 1 hr under large load and it had random drops from "normal" frequency to very low/near zero. In my opinion that shows that its the CPU that is failing, but I am looking for advice from people with more experience since it may just be my PSU.

PC Build,
16 GM Ram, new
16 GM Ram, 4 years old
ASUS Radeon RX 560, new
PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7950, 4 years old
Cooler Master Seidon 240M(liquid cooler), 4 years old
AMD FX-8320, 4 years old
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA motherboard, 4 years old
Bronze 80 Plus 750W PSU, 4 years old
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  1. You could try and stress test your GPU to see if any of the clocks drop to the minimum. If no then I would suspect your CPU
  2. ttastic20 said:

    Bronze 80 Plus 750W PSU, 4 years old



    So you were having the issue before upgrading.
    Did you replaced the old RAM with the new RAM or you have them both installed together.
    Is the RAM a 16GB stick or a 8GB kit? Model?
    If it was your CPU, you might not be able to boot.
    I see you left out the PSU model...Does it have one?

    I thought the HD 7950 performed better than the RX 560
  3. Yes, I was having problems before upgrading my GPU as I thought it may have been my GPU but I didn't run any test to find out.

    I now have both RAM installed together, but when the pc still froze I tried removing the old RAM and only having the 2 new sticks in but it still froze.

    Below is the current power supply, 4 years old.
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 220-T2-1000-X1 80+ TITANIUM 1000W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
  4. Best answer
    GM Ram - I've never heard of it.

    Looks like you aren't able to identify the memory. Mixing memory not sold as a single kit has no guarantee to be compatible together.

    You may need to clear CMOS and reset memory parameters in BIOS after changing memory hardware.
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