COMPUTER SPECS (and stuff):
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 760 1)
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P1.50 (BIOS Date: 10/02/13 21:01:46 Ver: 04.06.05)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 (Serial Number M80-44023300021)
CPU: AMD FX-8370E Eight-Core Processor
RAM: Crucial Technology DDR3 8GB RAM (Serial Number A61496A2)
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 4GB
PSU: POWER CASE ATX12V PSUPOW850MAX 850W
So, I have a custom build gaming computer that I have been using for quite a while now. It must have been with me for a couple of years now. My problem is that it will randomly crash at times. I've scoured the internet, but nobody else seems to get this crash. Either that or I'm just bad at using Google.
I usually start up the PC in the morning. It goes well for a little while, but then suddenly crashes, going into some kind of lockdown. It severs the connection to both of my monitors, as well as the keyboard, mouse, and wireless adapter, as well as any other external part of the computer. I will be unable to turn it off from the front and need to switch it off at the back, then restart it like that.
It seems the computer does it more often throughout the day. It eventually gets to the point of not even starting up, even after waiting half an hour. I thought it was a cooling problem, but after cleaning the whole thing of dust as best as I could, it still continues to have this problem. It's been getting more common as time goes on.
It may still be the cooling as I never went for anything extra, apart from the fans the case came with.
Does anyone have the slightest clue on what this might be? And sorry if some of the terms used don't make too much sense to me. I'm alright with computers, but no tech genius. ^^;
Edited by VulpinePrincess, 22 December 2016 - 07:24 PM.