Hey everyone, ive recently started having problems with my pc where it freezes, not bsod, just freezes with looping sounds when I play games on steam like TF2 and Borderlands 2. it started happening randomly a few weeks ago and one day recently when i turned it on my PSU started smoking and the system cut out. thinking that was the problem all along I bought a new one and expected everything to be fine, now that its installed, my pc works again but I'm still having freezing problems when i play games, usually after just a few minutes. My system specs are:
This system was built by myself years ago but these parts are being updated every 12-18 months, that said this system has been working fine for well over 6 months until this started happening recently. If anyone has any ideas, please share with me, because I'm stumped..
And while posting that Report, I had 2 people message me on steam at the same time, so had steam downloading updates, I had defraggler doing a defragment of my C: Drive and google chrome open, so not really doing much and the system froze then, so not even really under load, it seems to be getting worse : /
It might be worth noting, I had a full 2 hour game of Left 4 Dead with friends last night with no issue, and today My pc is freezing for a about 30 seconds at a time, occasionally posting a message saying display drivers have stopped working. It seems the problem is flaring up and dying down, but after getting some advice from the best amateur PC technician I know (my dad =] ) Im gona take out the graphics card, remove all files associated with ATI and put it back in and re download them. I'll post here with any results I get, in the mean time, Im really thankful for the help ive received so far, If anyone else has any ideas please post and I'll try what you suggest.
If its a driver issue that will fix it. I am still a bit worried about the power supply is it a known brand or just a cheap 300W with a sticker saying 650W (I got one myself once before I knew better).