The problem has been reasonably intermitten, but yesterday the computer played throughout the day without issue, but once I stopped playing, it would crash frequently while simply sitting on a youtube page watching a video between hard stops and freezes.
Could it be from dual monitors ? I wouldn't think that would strain a gtx all that much, each screen is 1920x1080 @ 24"
Also, I noticed when I installed the new cpu cooler that one of the pci slots had a loose clip, it seemed to still function properly, could this be my problem ? It is the port I put my gpu in.
I've been trying that, but it's kind of hard to rule out the issue. Like yesterday, I ran everything normally and it worked from sun up to sun down until right before I went to bed, just watching youtube. It crashed 3 times in a row and froze once ( which terrified me. ) And yet today it's running fine. Makes no sense.
I was refering to checking again if the parts are maxing out your PSU by finding out how much each part takes on normal load, also check the connections yet again, it might be a loose cable or something,
Ohhh, lol. Well, My computer, from the various places I checked while pricing parts, used about 500 overall, I went with a 750w incase I wanted to upgrade in the future. I'm waaaay over my wattage, or at least that's how I understood it. I checked the cables, everything's snug and secure x_x. It hasn't messed up all day, again, playing lol and wow all day, not one single freeze or hard stop. It's such a weird issues in that it only happens at random.
Noticed something weird. The crashes were happening a lot specifically when I was watching videos on mozilla firefox. I tried it out with internet explorer ( because I didn't have chrome downloaded. ) And I noticed that internet explorer 'stopped working' several times and windows continually had to reset it after only a few minutes...Could this be something related to my issue ?
The only hard stops I've had in the past week have been while browsing and only while browsing. I'm thinking there in lies our issue. I notice from time to time my video will kind of glitch and the sound will cut out. At other times, the sound will stop all together and I have to restart the browser. My videos will often pause as well despite the entire video being loaded, the only way to make it start is to move the bar.
I'm desperate to find a solution, so forgive me if I'm provided mundane information.