Originally Posted by tian105
sounds like a PSU issue to me. i would avoid kingwin at all cost, especially when you have 5870x2, you want to have a reliable 750 watt.
a 750watt will do, but i doubt on a kingwin. if a local microcenter or something similar around you. pick up a seasonic x760. 80+ gold modular, very solid PSU. quite,reliable.
It's not a ram problem, if it is, most likely you will get BSODs.
if it's HDD issue, you will most likely hear something, if not, at least your screen wont be flickering.
Not all hard drive problems have to do with the bearing or the arm. i see hard drives a few time a week where the smart system is failing or there are physical defects on the platters.
Ive gotten ram issues with out BSOD it will some times just reboot. i actually just resolved that issue with my home server. Although im doubting it's the ram as well, just having him test so we can remove it from the table with out doing so prematurely.
I wasn't sure of the PSU as im unfamiliar with the brand.
Originally Posted by Razinhail
Do you do any maintenance on your machine? Anything like defrag, CCleaner, etc...? Have you had any viruses or malware lately? I'd boot up into safe mode (NOT safe mode with networking, or any other - just "Safe Mode") and run a scan with a fully updated copy of Malwarebytes.
All this will take a while, so report back when you can and we'll take it from there.
I normally run it in Safe Mode with Networking, what is you logic/reasoning. Ive heard rumors that the infection could potentially re-download their missing components but i have never seen this first hand. I work on a number of computers. Have you had experience where this is the case?
Glad to hear it isn't you HDD, i just had my two 74gb gen 1 raptors start to show degradation of the Smart system. I take mine out of service once i notice. Technically they are still with in spec but once i know i start to question how long i have left. Ive seen some last years, some a matter of weeks
You Still haven't answered these questions:
Are any of your temps abnormally high? CPU/Video?
have you updated the BIOS on your motherboard? Ive had some complete arbitrary issues resolved by a BIOS update.
What games are "some games"?
how long is since day 1? All the issues? some of the issues?
you said it happens while gaming and while just surfing the net. does it take about the same time for the issues to surface while doing bother or does gaming bring the issue to the surface quicker?
Do you have any hardware diagnostics equipment, psu voltage tester per voltage, multimeter, ect.?Edited by Tempest_Inc - 3/3/11 at 7:57am