So I've recently reformatted & rewired my brother's pc after buying a crucial m4 ssd.
Here's the problem, his pc now randomly blacks out. The monitor will turn black, but the pc is still on.
He can still hear the music from the pc, but the monitor is black, then after a couple of minutes the music stops abruptly then the
system restarts on its own. One thing about this problem is that it rarely happens, We've done the refresh a week ago and it has only happened twice to date.
It doesn't really happen on load. The first time it happened was when watching a youtube video, the second it was when he was fixing itunes stuff.
So it's not really about the load he's on. We really can't troubleshoot it if we can't anticipate when It'll happen. His pc used to have really bad temps (like 65-70C Idle)
but after fixing the air flow and buying a H60, we managed to pull down the temps to 35C Idle. So this isn't a heat issue.
We haven't done any OCing, everything in the bios is running default.
Can somebody help me with this? Thanks in advanced!
PS. We're also looking for room for improvements with this build, so suggestions for future upgrades are very welcome.
My brother's build:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
Cooler: Corsair H60 Closed-Loop Water Cooling
Motherboard: Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H mATX (No Sata 3, No Usb 3.0)
Memory: 2x G.Skill RipjawsX CL9 1600MHz 4GB (Ram sticks not overclocked, so it's still running at 1333MHz)
2x Generic Ram Sticks 1333MHz 2GB (Carried over from the older build)
Graphics: Sapphire HD 5770 VaporX
Power Supply: Cougar CMX 700W
Storage: Crucial M4 128gb
Western Digital Blue 1Tb
If not that is fine but try to save up some and also try overlocking a little bit with the cpu just too see how it handles, the water cooling will help but dont push it too far, i mean no need to kill it just slowly add to it here is a video on how to OC the fx-8120 but i think it applys to that chip as well as any others http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvS1T1qAW1k
I followed this and was able to get my 3.1ghz 8120 to 4.5(but dont do this on that card may not be able to handle it the 8120 was "built to overclock" )