-Its not giving BSOD or anything the screen simply all defaults to one colour (Sometimes repeating vertical lines).
The color is rarely the same but as far as I can tell it is using one of the colors displayed on screen at the time of the crash.
-The sound locks on whatever it is doing at the time so its just continuous noise.
-Crashes mostly happen while looking around in windows. Generally at the exact point that I interact with something, like closing/minimising a window, typing into a text box, scrolling up/down a window.
-Only game I've played on it so far is wow, and swtor, as a tester. It has never crashed within game. Crashed once in the opening menu exactly as I pressed the accept button but thats it. I've played these games for hours in a row to see if it would.
The only way to restore the machine is a hard reset. Interestingly the machine will auto boot up again after the hard reset, it only does this after the crash.
-I've updated all the drivers I know of (for my motherboard I've done it manually and through the software provided, Live Update 5)
-Installed all Windows Updates
-Formatted and Re-installed windows
-I ran memtest for a couple of passes and it was ok, still need to do a full 7 pass test.
-Calculated my power supply, 550W should be enough.
Its really stumped me. Anyone have any ideas or seen anything similar?
This sounds like a video card problem to me. I had a 4850 that did this b/c it was over heating.
Do you get any sort of error and have you checked the log to see what happened?
I was thinking Graphics at first aswell. I've ran the card in another machine no problem, that was a vista 32bit installation though.
It doesn't give any errors. Which log do you mean?
I looked in ControlPanel>AdministrativeTools>EventViewer and managed to find the crash but couldn't make any sense of it. Gonna look at it again after work more thoroughly.