Hey there, I've been a bit of a lurker, and haven't really felt the need to join until I was plagued by a problem that had hit my new build as of late. I assumed it would be an easy fix and so I've searched through looking for a solution but no one has had anything by way of a cure. My pc works for awhile, then ever so often it just cuts out. With no explanation. No BSOD. I bought another PSU thinking that it must be power related, but alas, no luck.
Processor: Intel Core i5-750 Quad Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55 LGA1156
Graphics Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770
Ram: Kingston 2gb 1600mhz Ddr3 x2
PSU: Antec Basiq Plus 550W
Hard drive: Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII
How would I begin to troubleshoot do you think? Or do you know any fixes for this that may help?
Yikes. this sounds exactly like the PSU problems I had. My next guess would be that something is shorting your motherboard. Is there a loose screw or something floating around between the motherboard and the motherboard tray??? wild guess.
They're all in the correct position, but are you sure that none are installed in spots that aren't being used? For instance, you install all the standoffs for an ATX board, but maybe have one or two installed in a slot for a microATX board so it's behind your motherboard but you can't see it. Maybe this is causing the short?
It's an Antec Basic 550 plus. Found a rogue screw and it's stop crashing like so. New problem though. When streaming video it's start to freeze and lock up. Ctrl + alt +del doesn't work, niether does alt+tab. Sound just makes static noises and what not
Freezing problems are often RAM related. Which exact RAM kit do you have? Did you manually set the RAM speed, timings, and voltage to the correct values in the BIOS? Have you run an overnight Memtest86+ test to check for RAM errors? Those are the first two things I'd do.
It looks like it is DDR3 1333 CAS 9 RAM that runs at 1.5v. You shouldn't have to manually set the values in the BIOS for that RAM. I would perform an overnight run of Memtest86+ to check for RAM errors. If you get ANY errors, I would contact Crucial for an RMA.
You can download Memtest86+ from www.memtest.org and burn the ISO image to a CD. You then boot from the CD and the RAM test will start by itself. It's best to let it run for at least 8 hours.
It's the one in the newegg link. I've not touched the clock settings in the slightest as I haven't had it run successfully yet. I'll try burning the ISO and doing a memtest. I'll post once I've done that