It began a while ago, if I played a video game or watched a movie, it would work fine for a short time. But after a little while my computer would crash. (The more demanding the graphics, the faster the problem would happen). Black screen and static in the speakers, no response. So I would reset the computer, and everything would be fine unless I played a video or game.
After a few weeks however I couldn't even turn on the computer, at start up everything would checkerboard.
I figured it was my graphics card.
Replaced it with a new card, and everything seems to be working fine. Ran a few benchmarks, everything is running smooth.
I just tried to play a game for the first time... CRASH!
So I have come to the conclusion that my hard drive is causing the current issue. It's dead. It crashed with the blue screen this time and gave me code0x000000F4
Now I turn on my PC and I get a disk read error, HD is dead.
However, previously it was my GPU that was fried. As soon as I turned on the power I would get a checkerboard mess. New graphics card, the screen looks nice.
Now I am wondering what could causing these failures. Temps are all fine.
I don't want to keep replacing fried hardware, so now I am looking for the root cause.
If my power supply was too low, could that be causing these issues?
That's the only thing I can guess.