Intel I7 980x @ 3.33GHz
Asus Rampage III Extreme
Corsair HX1000W Power Supply
6 Gigs Muskin Redline
EVGA GTX 480
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Intel x25-m 80gig SSD
1.5TB SATA 3.0GB/s HD
Windows 7 64-Bit
I built this system one year ago and upon the build everything worked great. After about six months, I noticed my computer would crash every other week or so. These crashes always happened when my computer was idle. As time went on the crashes became more frequent. It is now at the point where it crashes every 20 minutes!
I have swapped out every piece of hardware, except for the power supply and CPU, and the problem still exist. Even performed a clean install of Windows.
The odd thing is I can get the system to run stable by overclocking it!! What does that mean?? Does this point to a faulty power supply or faulty CPU?
Any advice you guys can give would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Have you checked out your computer management - Windows logs - Sytem folder to see if you can spot some errors at the time of the crash? Also look in the setup as well as the Application log. Let us know if you see the errors show up.