So as of late, my once reliable PC has started to fail.
Basically, one of the following things happen (in order of frequency)
1: Freeze during use. Music will play but only for a few more seconds. The PC for all intents and purposes, is locked up and must be reset.
2: Fan test phase won't end. You can hear the GPU (I think it's the GPU) fan going at 100% during the test phase in boot. Usually it stops after a couple of seconds and the screen comes on. Sometimes the fan keeps going through the test phase and the screen won't come on. Judging from what usually happens with my keyboard and mouse lights, the PC isn't booting properly. (I'm about 80% sure it ain't the GPU as I've played high requirement games without it artifacting)
3: Freeze during BIOS modification. I thought it could have been caused by a now unstable overclock, despite my OC being done over 1 and a half years ago. So I go into BIOS to reset but it freezes. It's done it a few times which leads me to believe the culprit MAY be the CPU.
So, in light of these issues I'm having, I've decided to replace the CPU, MoBo, and RAM.
My build is as below, any input is very much welcome. Those marked with * are old parts that I'm still using.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition – $189
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Motherboard – $145
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL (2x2GB) DDR3 -$129
If anyone could advise me as to what could be causing my issues and how to resolve it, it would be even better than a build review. This build is about 98% for gaming and the rest for document processing.