Ever since I built my computer I have been having issues with random bsod's and games crashing to desktop. About a week ago I took it to best buy to get it repaired. While the computer was there they said they fixed it. They said they were able to run crysis 2 on extreme for a day and a half and didn't ever have a single crash. I think it's something to do with my home setup. The only things different are the mouse, keyboard, dsl modem, and the fact that I don't have a powerstrip. Can any of these things cause that issue? If they can please tell me.
BSOD generally are memory issues, I wouldn't expect there to be a difference between your home or best buy unless your home has an unstable power outlet causing power issues with your memory. You could run prime 95 blend test or memtest86+ to see if a memory stick is bad.
They ran prime 95 for 5 days at best buy. What is a conditioning ups? Yes it is a little hot at home but sometimes the games crash to desktop after 5 seconds of play so I don't know how it could be caused by overheating.
Logitech mx518 for the mouse and an old Dell keyboard and I will buy a surge protector
You might want to get a small ups instead. It will protect against surges, but it will also condition the power which is perhaps what you need.
It need not have a long battery life which can be expensive. Look to APC. They have been in the business for a while.
The metric of a ups is how long it will deliver power during a power outage. To my mind, only a few mintues to shut down gracefully is needed.
A customer with a 800w psu and a gaming system lasts 2 minutes on battery power.
Read the user reviews of this $50 200w unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...