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Computer freezing even when 100%l resources not being used

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    Computer freezing even when 100%l resources not being used


    Hey all, newbie to the forum here. I feel like the title just about explains everything. My computer freezes but task manager doesn't show a spike in resource usage (CPU: 8%, Memory: 38%, Hard Disk 1%, etc). If anyone know what it is, please let me know. I don't think it's a virus either, but I'm yet to run a scan (I have Windows Defender, which I've heard is actually good in Win8). Also, this install is about 2 weeks old, OEM. Tips appreciated!

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    Could be hardware related (temperature, power problems) or drivers, as well as some rogue program. Defender is nowhere close to enough as an AV. Run a scan with Malwarebytes too, to make sure there's no malware. Although, I don't think it's malware behind that problem, viruses and such stuff usually make spikes in memory or disk to cause system stoppages.
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Computer freezing even when 100%l resources not being used
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