Random crashes even after upgrades Tags: CPUs VaMoose January 8, 2013 5:21:10 AM My pc used to crash on me years ago, with the following specs: Quote:dual core 2.6GHz, G41 mobo, 4GB ram, windows 7 64bit, 500GB Samsung HDD, 500watt psu, standard case, 2 case fans But the crashes weren't normal, it would be like this high pitched grinding / squeal through my speakers, and at random times, it could happen as log in, or after my pc has been on for hours. I have upgraded piece by piece trying to pinpoint the problem, I think it is my CPU. I am having the same crashes now, with the following specs: Quote:Core i5 quad core 3.1GHz, Asus p8H 61-M LX mobo, new8 GB ram (2x4GB), cooler master 550watt psu, cooler master Pgs case, nVidea GeForce GTS450 GDDR5 1GB graphics card, 500GB samsungHDD, 2TB Samsung HDD, 5 case fans I have windows 7 installed on my primary drive (the 2TB one) and windows 8 on the other. I have tried many different hard drives, formatting, reinstalling, upgrading, virus removal, but nothing works. Also, nowif I press shutdown or sleep, it will restart. In both operating systems. What should I do? What can I do? I am 17 and at school, I don't have ore money to upgrade to a brand new pc,or to buy a r2000 CPU, and my parents wont help me with it. Please help. Thanks, Josh More about : random crashes upgrades | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to VaMoose Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Random crashes even after upgrades> Related ressources: ForumRandom crashes then artifacts after long periods of play ForumHelp, system randomly crashes after installing new 7870 ForumRandom crashes - fix, replace or upgrade? ForumGalaxy GTX 670 2GB Crashes even after fresh windows ForumRandom PC crashes ForumRandom crashes - help please ForumRandom crashes in games, stress tests run fine [solved] ForumRandom crashes during WoW- gtx260 sli Forum6 months old pc, random freezes even in BIOS! ForumRandom crashes on newly built system ForumAsus EAH5770 – random ATI drivers crashes ForumComputer crashes randomly, even in Safe Mode ForumUpdated nforce drivers now has random crashes ForumNew system, random freezes and crashes .. help, please. ForumRandom crashes on a new PC Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumComptuer wont turn back on after being shut down after quitting left 4 ForumComptuer wont turn back on after being shut down after quitting left 4 dead2 ForumAMD FX-8350 - game crashes Forum[Solved] New AMD CPU, computer shuts down after a second or two More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !