i was wondering if i could get a little help with this
i've been having some very weird crashes this weekend. it has happenned two times so far, and after a lot of googling, i've found too many possible answers.
First ill give you my setup:
Intel core2quad q9300
ocz flex2 2x2gb 1055mhz ddr2
2x caviar black 750 gb
motherboard asus maximus formula
the soundcard is an audigy2
it has a red scorpion heatsink s1283
a thermaltake purepower pro 600W PSU
and a brand new ati radeon 5850 black edition.
The computer freezes, and the speakers emit a loud, electric-like sound, and resetting is the only thing that fixes. It has happenned only twice, and the second time, also threw in some video artifacts. However, the first time freaked me out a lot more, since the computer wouldnt start up for about five minutes. (Fans would start up, but no hdd activity, and no bios beep)
I've found several possible answers: bios too old, trojan infections, registry issues, an underpowered system, etc.
i've run several psu calculators, and even if i linger at the limits, they still tell me my psu is enough.
the computer is a year and a half old, and a 9800 gtx+ i had bought for it just recently died on me. I sent the entire motherboard to be checked, afraid it might be overvolting, but it came back with the technicians saying it was working perfectly. I even had some temp issues that were fixed after the computer came back.
I'm afraid that these could be symptoms of the same thing that killed my other videocard.
i havent started up my computer again since the second incident (just after i checked it booted ok) However, this particular kind of crash has not happenned to me before.
i do not overclock, and my temp problems are long gone.
i really don't know where to start.
any help or tests i might run to narrow the possibilities down?
thanks in advance!
Edited by synesthesia, 24 May 2010 - 11:07 PM.