Hi there, basically I built a gaming PC about a year ago, at first it was fine; but after a month or so it would reboot whenever it was standing upright (tower) but when it was laying flat, it would be fine. Now, I've left it a long time to ask because I just needed a PC to work so I dealt with it laying down. Now I have come to redesign my room so I would like to be able to utilise space. I checked all the power connections and stood it up, low and behold it happened again. I have the following report from windows:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
I'm not so sure as I'd have thought that would take a minute or so to kick in, but this literally happens as soon as you try to boot. I will check temps anyway, which program would you reccomend? I used to use CPU-Z.
CPU-Z doesn't show the temp. There are a ton of applications you could use. CoreTemp, RealTemp, and SpeedFan come to mind. It only takes a matter of seconds for a CPU to overheat if not properly cooled.
Edit: You beat me to it. SpeedFan should work fine.
maybe you have a graphics card that is not fully secure or the motherboard cant support its weight? Or do you have an aftermarket heat sink on your processor? Obviously it is something heavy causing this problem. This is why some cases have a built in weight support for the gpu (like my wife's computer) But anyway i would check anything that is pulling downward when your computer is upright. Not sure how you could solve this problem besides maybe buying a new case or a stronger motherboard.