So my PC has been crashing lately, both on XP and Win 7.
ASUS A8V-SE w/ Opteron 180 (socket 939)
2G DDR Ram
Primary HD 80G Serial
Secondary 200G SATA
Win XP > Win 7 > Win XP
Sapphire 1956x > Nvidia 550 Ti
Creative Soundblaster 5.1
Here's the story.
Had an ATI 1950x, upgraded from XP to Win 7 and started to get video freezes and display driver crashes.
Decided to upgrade video card to Nvidia 550 Ti. Needed a new power supply so got one as well with the required Wattage.
New set up had the same problem. Upgraded all drivers. Same problem. Got message "The XXX display driver has failed but has restarted"
Eventually this degraded to full PC crashing (screen goes black, computer turns off completely). It is usually triggered by Facebook games /YouTube or less frequently when watching movies
I reverted to Windows XP but I still get the crashes both of the driver and the PC itself, though the PC crashes are more frequent so something seems to be deteriorating...
My thoughts are either A) Motherboard is dying or B) Primary Hard Drive dying.
Any others suggestions or thought?
Thanks in advance!