|I have recently been having some issues with my PC, I went away for 3 weeks and when I got back I was just getting BSODs constantly. I tried to do a system restore and during that I got a BSOD which screwed my PC over so I reformatted with XP 64.|
After I finished this I was still getting BSODs so I took a a stick of RAM out and it was stabler although I did get the odd BSOD although no where near as often. so I bought some new RAM.
This didn't fix the problem.
I noticed that it would crash during games, although there was no specific crash. Sometimes I would get a BSOD but it wouldn't be the same one twice, sometimes the computer would just restart almost like it was struggling for power and sometimes my applications would crash.
I replaced the graphics card from a 8800GTS and bought a GTX275.
This didn't fix the problem either.
I have now reformatted and installed Windows 7. This hasn't fixed the issue either.
The problem has changed though recently, before I could get into Windows no problem but it would either crash the games I was playing or BSOD. However I was able to play Borderlands for most of Saturday and the PC was fine but the CPU was running hot, holding at 69c sometimes going over to 70-71c which is bad but I suspected the HS being stock and probably needed cleaning. However I tried to play TF2 and the computer crashed at about 68c and since then it just freezes all the time.
It can freeze at anypoint at all which is worrying, I have had it freeze during the Mobo logo, in the bios settings, during the windows load with the logo and it will freeze just after I manage to log on. The temperature for the CPU isn't getting anywhere near hot enough during this time though although I have ordered a new heatsink. I have ordered a new motherboard as well but I am just not sure where the fault lies and once I have the new mobo installed I will only have the PSU and hard drives which are from the machine that was working.
Any tips for help diagnosing this problem would be gratefully received.
PSU: 700w Zalman
Ram: 8gb (4x2gb) OCZ Titanium 6400
Mobo: Striker Extreme (New one will be ASUS P5N-D)
HDD: 1x120gb IDE, 1x250gb sata