Over the summer I built a gaming rig from scratch. It worked fine, and well, up to about a month ago. Originally, it seemed like it liked to freeze 1 time everytime i booted it up from an off state, then it would run fine until I shut it down again. Lately it has been randomly freezing during gaming. And at freaking random times, normally if it freezes up when the action gets intense and I know the computer is getting stressed then it'd be easier to diagnose. I just downloaded Sandra utilities, and every time I try a CPU benchmark the computer freezes. Is this a clear sign the CPU is fried? Or is there a chance it could be the motherboard also? Luckily I purchased no questions instant exchange for CPU & motherboard, so at least i have that to protect my investment.