Computer was running fine but now it keeps having issues :(
The computer that im using isnt a new build or anything, I have been using it for at least 4 years now and the last time that I added a new piece of hardware was about 1-2 years ago when I added my Crucial M4 SSD drive as my primary hard drive.
About a week ago my computer started having issues with the sound, it started saying that it had software issues with the sound (im using onboard sound) and I could only hear sound from the left side of headphones (USB headphones and regular headphones like the ones you plug into a stereo). I didnt format back then because I still wasnt getting the reboots but today it started to reboot over and over, it even reboots when the computer is starting up.
I tried to format thinking it might be a software glitch or something since the system was working fine before but the computer even rebooted itself while windows was formatting itself. I guess that narrows down the problem to a hardware issue but my power supply is 1200 watts and im running this hardware:
- 1 Crucial SSD Drive
- 2 Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Hard Drives
- 1 EVGA GeForce GTX470 1280 MB DDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 GFX Card
- Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard
- 6GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600
- i7 920 CPU
- Vigor Monsoon III LT CPU Cooler
- 2 DVD-RW Drives
- 1 Floppy Drive
- Corsair Professional Series AX 1200 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (AX1200) Power Supply
The power supply should be more than enough to power on the rig that I have, I have been using this power supply since 05/2011 (2 years).
What do you guys think could be causing my system issues?
Last edited by _Mystical_Night; 09-02-2013 at 06:31 PM.
Intel Core i7 920 | Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P| 6GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600| EVGA GeForce GTX 260 |Vigor Monsoon III LT| Antec Quattro 1,000W PSU | Windows 7 x64
When was the last time you opened the case and cleaned the dust and junk out of it<
Be sure to clean under the cpu fan and I use 90+% alcohol and something like q-tips to clean the fan blades.
Overheating cpu and /or video can cause the reboot like that to protect itself from damage.
Sometimes problems opccurs in pc or laptops due to some virus or due to other effects like overcharging. Install virus so that while you are operating your pc or doing anything, when virus comes it must be removed. And the main issue is that you must clean your gadgets and keep them in safe so that it should be protected.
That should be install an Anti-Virus solution, (such as Microsoft Security Essentials).
Originally Posted by Aaronhunt