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I've replaced a motherboard and a CPU but still I've been suffered by a high frequency freeze problem.

Especially a freeze occurs as I use vscode. In sometime, just opened the vscode caused a freeze.

So the memory and the SSD are two of the remnants components which is (are) cause (s) a freeze.

Due to the economic problem, I can only replace memory or SSD.

Which should I replace (or attach a memory)?

The below components are mine:

The minimum temperature of the CPU is around 32 celsius

What I got typed:

sudo hwinfo --short

Results in this:

hwinfo output

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  • How many sticks of ram do you have in your PC?
    – Salocor
    Jun 29, 2021 at 4:48
  • oh, you have linux... thats a different program than the one I know...
    – Irsu85
    Jun 29, 2021 at 6:19
  • @Salocor I think I use only one stick of RAM which has been attached on the motherboard. Jun 29, 2021 at 6:41
  • Darn. I was thinking if you had two you could test them one at a time.
    – Salocor
    Jun 29, 2021 at 16:29

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I think none of them. I would recommend spend some on a better CPU cooler. The boxed coolers from Intel are not so good. Try searching for a top-flow cooler like the Be quiet! Shadow Rock TF 2.

Why I would recommend this is that your CPU only runs at low clock speeds with insufficient cooling (or the boxed cooler). If the turbo boosts it to a high frequency, it can overheat, and starting programs with fast storage tends to use the CPU a lot. (Booting visual studio 2019 uses my CPU close to 100% for a short time (Ryzen™ 3 3100).

My CPU can heat up to 80°C and cool down to 18°C (room temperature, only when off).

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  • My cpu temperature still records around 32_c so I bet the problem is triggered by ssd or memory. Jul 3, 2021 at 9:31
  • Yea, if it's cool, maybe indeed memory.... Can you try Corsair (LPX) RAM in dual channel instead of that random cheap stick?
    – Irsu85
    Jul 3, 2021 at 13:45
  • Ok I may try it. Jul 4, 2021 at 2:59
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I mounted this dual-memory to my motherboard and the problem of freezes has not been solved.

So I bet the ssd is the criminal.

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  • do not overlook the power supply being the cause of strange problems. The SSDisk if it is the problem should show evidence of SATA I/O errors and timeouts in log files. But with sata ssd's being $20 these days it's not difficult to get an additional one to have on hand for troubleshooting, certainly cheaper than a quality power supply.
    – ron
    Apr 4, 2023 at 14:24

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