I have been having an issue with my computer crashing for about a year now. I purchased this Cyberpower computer last year, only hardware changes I made was a OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SSD I used for OS(Windows 7) and I added a SB X-FI sound card.
So I have intermitten problems with the computer screen turning black and the computer restarting. Mostly just from browsing the web, though playing a game will bring about the problem much sooner. Sometimes it will occur when watching a movie, but not as much as a game.
Steps I have taken:
I tried disconnecting the SSD drive and just running the computer off HDD that came stock. SSD drive had latest firmware(1.37) flashed to it and was running in ACHI(both in BIOS and reggedit). The computer currently is in IDE and just has the HDD plugged in.
I've updated the drivers on the video card.
Tried different virus protection programs(currently using avast)
Tried just running the stock sound card. Currently have the Sound Blaster card in with the onboard disabled in BIOS.
I ran Memtest, looked fine.
Cleaned out the inside, had a repair shop test the PSU and he said it was fine. He also said the temps looked fine.
I disabled the automatic restart in advanced settings, though I never really get a chance to see the BSOD error message, it either doesnt show it flashes for like 5 seconds on the rare occasion I see it at all.
I just ran Diablo 3 after not having any issues after updating the video card driver. It played through the opening video fine but after setting up a character it blacked out again(automatic restart).
At this point I'm not sure what to do. I'm thinking of replacing the video card and seeing what that does. From probably do a clean install of Windows..Other than that, is it time to replace the m/b? I really can't see what else it could possibly be?
Not sure if this is at all related, but I experienced more problems with the AC in the room that the computer is in. The AC cycles and likely causes some kind of voltage flux. I have a decent APC UPS(XS 1000), that is off a different outlet. We have a cheap desktop attached to a much cheaper APC UPS(ES 350), and although that UPS will cycle at the same time the AC does, that computer is not affected.
Here is all my computer info and the latest temps and volts according to speed fan. I know you guys will need more info so please let me know what it is that you want to see.
Cyberpower PC Model Gamer Xtreme 1029
ProcessorIntel Core i7 870(2.93GHz)Processor
Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Memory8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333
Hard Drive1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
Optical Drive 1Blu-Ray Player Drive
Optical Drive 224X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 2GB PCI Express Video Card
AudioSound card - Integrated
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Special Features Coolermaster Elite 310 Gaming Case
Asetek Water Cooling
CPU TypeIntel Core i7
CPU Speed870(2.93GHz)L3 Cache Per CPU8MBCPU Socket Type
LGA 1156CPU Main Features64 bit Quad-Core Processor
GPU/VPU TypeNVIDIA GeForce GTX 285Graphics InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x16
Memory Capacity 8GB DDR3
Memory Speed DDR3 1333Form FactorDIMM 240-pinMemory Spec2GB x 4Memory Slot (Total)4Memory Slot (Available)0Maximum Memory Supported16GB
HDD Capacity1TBHDD InterfaceSATA IIHDD RPM7200rpm
SSD is OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX80G 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Sound Card is Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002-8 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
Remote 2: 52C
Core 0: 32C