Its a new PC I built at the weekend, so fresh windows 7 etc.
I was playing some civ 5 earlier when it locked up, but not completely, everything just went REAAAAAALLLY slow. I got task manager open (tool about 3 minutes if waiting) and nothing seems to be strangling the CPU. I have hwmonitor to watch the temps and everything is nice and cool.
I can move the mouse but everything else seems to take a minute or 2 to respond. I'm about to hard reset now and will check the event logs, any ideas?
It's done it the last 2 times within 10 mins of a restart.
Intel i5 2500k
60GB HDD SSD
1st. what were you doing when it locked up ? Gaming I would assume . I would start off making sure you have all your up dates in place , followed by making sure you have the latest bios for openers and go from here. I my self will use a program to shut down stuff running in the back ground when gaming. This is just a guess based on my gaming experience and the fact you said it's a new rig.