Windows 10 occasionally freezing, needing hard reboot to get running again

My Windows 10 Framework will occasionally completely freeze, requiring a hard reset (hold power button for ~15s) to get working again. It doesn’t happen often - maybe 10 times max in the 3 months I’ve had it for, and it gets used several hours a day. I don’t know if it’s always under load when it happens (I am not the primary user).

I’m not sure how to diagnose, any advice?

Heaviest use is YouTube and Facebook Poker.

I ran two and a half passes of MemTest86 today (didn’t have time for four, will run more tomorrow), no errors found.

DIY edition, Batch 8 UK (shipped Feb)

  • i5-1135G7
  • 1x 8GB RAM
    • From Framework
    • From Framework
    • Firmware updated in March to latest for the wake from sleep issue fix
  • Framework power adapter (UK)
  • Windows 10 Home
    • Clean install on brand new unused SSD
  • Avast Antivirus
  • BIOS 3.07 (as shipped)
  • Latest driver bundle (12_16_21)
    • Updated in May to see if it fixed this issue (it didn’t)
    • Prior to that it was whichever version was latest as at 1st March

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Occasionally the memory might not be seated properly. It’s rare, but it can happen.
Or, it is seated properly, but one of the spring contacts decided to … I don’t know. Go on a strike.
As well as connections for other things. You might have missed something during assembly.
Try switching the slot the memory is in, see if it helps.