So what's happening? Well basically when I'm using the browser or just the internet etc the PC suddenly freezes , all the music etc in the background is still playing but then the PC freezes or the screen turns to grey screen with light grey vertical lines , or it just blacks out. And then I get no display for quite a while so I have to turn off the PC and leave it for a while then it comes back. I've been changing the parts to see what is culprit but not able to find out yet ? Anyone help me ? Really irritated by this !
I would say it's a driver issue or a graphic card issue, try with no graphic card if you have a onboard video or another graphic card (Nvidia if possible). AMD drivers are not that good ...
If that dosen't solve the problem it may be because of that psu (your processor is overclocked + high end video card + 2HDD = more than 500W) Your graphic card needs 500W MINIMUM so with that overclocking you are absolutely getting over it
If it's nothing of the above, put everything on another board and try it
If you can't afford another psu and it's the problem just get down your overclock a bit to the normal clocks, vcore too
Hi mate thanks for the message. My CPU isn't overclocked , that's the stock speed and I used a calculator and the max my system should be taking in is about 400W. I'm using a Nvidia card at the moment but the system did freeze once but come back on. I'll be running it for a little while longer taking out different parts to see what's wrong. I THINK it might be one of my sticks of ram. Not sure though.
maybe that Nvidia card needs 500W, try a cheaper card instead or try with on board video ... if it still do the same MAYBE that's because your windows is unstable because of the power supply you used whit that amd card ... if you have the possibilty and the time, reinstall windows and see if something changes
i wouldn't be using a 500W in a gaming rig that requires 500W minimum that's crazy and reduce your psu life a lot, 700W minimum
ahh yeah and those calculator are not so precise i wouldn't trust them
check temps with HWmonitor. make sure nothing is overheating. I would say its probably faulty RAM. Try re-seat the ram in the slots first. Then try removing one stick and see how it runs, if it fails, try the other stick. There is a tool called memtest86+ that can find ram faults, although its not lways 100% accurate its pretty good.
@Bromeh I'm using a pretty old Nvidia card so I know that is taking barely any power. Like it's a REALLY old card. Windows can't be stable since I did a clean install of Windows 7...and have done a new install of Windows 8 today. Like I said the MAX it should actually be taking is 400W so I still have 100W spare.
@iam2thecrowe my temperatures are fine my idle is 33 degrees. I'm thinking that it's faulty ram as I've taken a stick out and so far running fine. I'm going to put back in my AMD card and see if the PC freezes anymore. Hopefully it's the ram as it's cheaper than a new card + I used memtest86+ and did one run and found no problems. Take a long time though.