This mis my first attempt to use Elementary OS. I am using a GIGABYTE GB-BXBT-1900 with 8GB of memory, as well as, a 240 GB solid state hard disk. It has frozen twice within the first hour of use. Once while browsing the internet and the second while familiarizing myself with the OS. Any help will be greatly appreciated
sorry for the harsh "welcome" from the EOS. Anyway I would suggest to watch the system log for errors close to the seconds of the freeze (yes you need to write down the exact time when system freezes). Then try to search for the error. Maybe it will be descriptive enough to understand without search. In my case the freezing was caused by faulty open source NVidia driver.
It may do to the intel processor. I had similar experience with a laptop with intel processor. What I did was open the terminal:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash intel_idle.max_cstate=1"
Save it (CTRL+O) Exit (CTRL+X)
sudo update-grub sudo reboot
Hope it helps.
I also encountered this problem right after switching from windows. Turns out that my laptop didn't have enough ram to run my stuff and Elementary OS only had ~1GB of swap allocated. This caused freezing problems.
So the solution was to increase swap size. Here are the commands I used:
create a size 16G file called swapfile in /
sudo fallocate -l 16G /swapfile
set the file as swap space
sudo mkswap /swapfile
set the swap file as permanent (or it will disappear after reboot)
echo '/swapfile none swap sw 0 0' | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab
After this we can use commands like
htop to see if swap is increased.