Hey guys, I'm having a problem with a computer I built a few weeks ago. It seems to randomly restart, about once a day, for no apparent reason. Normally I'm just on the internet with google chrome. When it restarts, it says that windows shut down improperly, but other than that, I haven't had any issues.
Antec Truepower new 750W
6GB triple channel OCZ3G1600LV6GK
2X1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
I downloaded all the new drivers for my motherboard and graphics card.
I read that often times this kind of thing could be an issue with the ram.
The ram I got is rated for 8-8-8-24, 1600 MHZ at 1.65V
I'm not an expert on bios settings, but it was showing that it defaulted to 7-7-7-16 at 1066 at 1.5V.
I tried to bump it to its recommended timings and voltage, but it wouldn't post. Also, it wouldn't allow me to get to 1.65, it only allowed 1.64 or 1.66, it jumps by .02 each time. I even tried to relax the timings even further but it still does the seemingly random reboot about once a day.
Does this sound like a ram issue?
What are the exact steps I should run through to determine the cause?