homebuilt pc ~2 years old, windows 7 home premium 64bit:
intel i3 2100 with cooler master after market cooler
sapphire radeon 6870
gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3 mobo
2x4 gskill ripjaws ram
corsair cx600 psu
For the past month my computer has been restarting without warning. It will run 100% fine for 12-24hrs and then it will freeze for a few seconds, screen goes black, then it restarts to windows login screen. After logging in, I get the notification window "windows has recovered from and unexpected shutdown".
The "problem details" are as follows:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 10d BCP1: 0000000000000005 BCP2: 0000000000000000 BCP3: 0000000000001203 BCP4: FFFFFA8005F39660 OS Version: 6_1_7601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\062013-24960-01.dmp C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-66737-0.sysdata.xml
So far I've tried getting the dust out of the hardware (I hadn't cleaned it in a looong time so it was very dusty).
Looking at CPUID, it doesn't seem like anything is overheating (max for cpu is 32C, max for GPU is 36C).
I've also ran the scandisk thingy through windows and that didn't help either. I've ran memtest with both sticks of RAM individually and it didn't find any errors. I've run the DVI through my mobo and the problem persists so I don't think it's my GPU.
It's really weird because it seems to be running 100% perfectly before and after the restarts. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!
It sounds like you're having a memory issue. There may be an issue with the actual RAM slots. I've had a similar issue and it was due to a RAM slot losing power, odd, I know. There really isn't a "fix" per say, unless you want to re-purchase the motherboard you have now to ensure you don't lose HDD data due to a different controller.