My computer goes black after opening any kind of program. I can open notepad and calculator, but when I open CoreTemp any kind of program that was installed my computer turns black. After five-ten minutes the computer restarts itself.
* I'm sitting beside the computer right now and I let it sit idle for over 10 minutes and nothing has happened. I open CoreTemp and it goes black. I've sat and waited for 10+ minutes and it hasn't restarted automatically like before *
-I checked the performance under the task manager and everything looks well (40ish processes, ram 1gb of 4 used, cpu usage is below 10%).
-After restarting I enter the BIOS and check the cpu/mb temperature and it's low 29-31 c.
-I've opened the computer and found out the cpu hsf wasn't fully fastened (1 out of 4 legs). So i fixed this and the problem continues.
-Could the PSU be running out of power now? I don't see how though...?
I have Artic silver 3 on the cpu, cpu hsf, gpu, and gpu hsf. Could I used to much and it's causing this? I don't think that is the problem, because I played Black Ops for a good hour or so with no problems. I did try OCing my cpu and gpu, but it was unstable and reverted back to default. Computer worked from this point until around an hour ago.
I may have a virus that launches when a program is opened? I haven't installed my anti-virus protection as of yet. I just recently reformatted my PC, installed necessary components for Black Ops (Catalyst Control Center, Steam, CoreTemp, etc).
I can't determine if this is a hardware or software problem, please help me!
System Specs -
MS Windows Vista sp1
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
5 fans installed
ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard