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PC freezes, can't use mouse/keyboard, can't reset, have to hard restart

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These freezes have only been happening during the last week or so. Now becoming more frequent it seems. Please read what I wrote below...

I've been running this system for 1 year. It's OC'd but modestly and has been stable the whole time. (45x using XMP profile for my RAM), lower vcore to 1.240v

RAM is even newer because I had to RMA the original.

I'm running an older BIOS because each new BIOS that comes out seems to have issues for the Asus Maximus HERO VIII (running BIOS versions 2001) because I haven't had any issues with it or my OC or anything else up to this point.

I've looked at event viewer and checked the warnings/errors prior to each critical error or...the point at which my system locks up.

error - crash dump initialization failed (I have page file enabled min - 1024mb, max -16384mb)

warning - DNS client warning

error - The Connected Devices Platform Service service terminated with the following error: unspecified

warning - DNS client warning again

error - The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

ACPI error - The embedded controller (EC) returned data when none was requested. The BIOS might be trying to access the EC without synchronizing with the operating system. This data will be ignored. No further action is necessary; however, you should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. (I GET THESE A LOT)

I also get DistributedCOM errors/warnings

These are pretty much it, It's always these same errors before a freeze up...not all but a combination of the above listed.

I don't have temp issues. I monitor temps in game and use HWinfo. Not sure if I can check voltage of different things just by looking at HWinfo or it has to be done manually on the actual hardware?

sfc /scannow did not find any issues.

Any idea what's happening here?

Thank you.
Date: Jun 19, 2017   


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