So, here goes. I've recently been experienceing BSOD's,and now much more recently BIOS POST problems.
System was overclocked, and I ran stress tests to prove stability.
So our air conditionning unit is broken right now, so I pushed up my case fans to medium instead of low, and immediately my problems started. the very next day, my sound driver went corrupt and the system was BSODing all the time. I re-imaged the PC with a ghost image (image is proven stable, everything works like a charm. And if you doubt me, I work as level 1 tech support in the canadian federal government as a coop term, so I know my stuff. I can firmly say its a hardware problem)
After re-imaging the system, it appeared to run smoothly for 2 weeks, untill once again, BSODs arrise. And after recieving 2 BSODs, the BIOS had trouble POSTing. one, continuous beep. The beep code, unless my source is mistaken, says that there is faulty RAM.
I removed my first stick and moved up the other. In addition, I unplugged all devices except human interface. And lowered the fans back to low.
Given my PSU is a 485watt, and the heat, and all the high-end components in my machine, I cannot be sure wether its a RAM or PSU problem. I believe that if the problem lies with either one of them, its either that my PSU isnt powerfull enough for my rig, or that the RAM stick went bad. In which case, I dont understand why I ran smoothly for another 2 weeks, and why the BIOS POST problem was only intermittant.
Please advise : is my PSU powerfull enough. Can it be faulty ram. Any known issues with this kind of setup ?