Two days ago I started getting funny noises from the video card fan which sounded like a wire clipping it. I had a look but I couldn't see any wires in the way, but took it out and gave it a once over just to check, and it seemed fine. These noises have persisted and yesterday whilst playing Shogun 2 the computer completely shut down without notice. I thought at first it was a power surge because I have surge protecting plugs, but my alarm clock didn't reset, which also plugs into the same surge protector so that rules that out. anyway I left it for about half an hour and came back on, and yet again an hour into start up it shut down. This has persisted a couple more times, although not today, the video card fan noise does still persist.
Video card: XFX Radeon 6870
CPU: i7 3.4gz
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 4
OS: windows 7
If you need any more details let me know.
Edited by Ape-x, 21 September 2012 - 09:19 AM.