Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:01 AM
I am currently have multiple problems and have not been able to figure out what is going on.
I started having problems after I moved my machine home. It worked fine for two weeks after I built it and about a week once I brought it home. After that it started to shut down randomly. I figured it was a problem with the motherboard (since it only worked on its side) and put in more screws to make sure none of the board was touching the case. I also added those "washers" to put some space between the screws and the motherboard. After that the machine worked fine for about a week and then started having problems once again. Now it does not work at all unless I have it on its side, it just constantly shuts off. I've also experienced heavy cpu usage even while the system is idling. Right now it is using nearly 80% CPU with only firefox, pidgin and iTunes running with nothing else running in the background. It makes the whole machine slowdown to the point of not being usable. iTunes becomes choppy and stops playing music. I've noticed a lot of issues when I try to run Lord of the Rings Online, it seems to literally stop the computer (90%+ cpu usage), even when only a few weeks ago it was playing just fine.
I'm trying to narrow down the problem but these problems have left me a bit dumbfounded. I can't figure out what is going on. Even now the computer is working in slow motion.
Whats in the computer:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Mobo: Gigabyte P55-USB3
RAM: 4 gigs Kingstone Ram
GFX: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
HDD: Running one 650 gig Seagate (brand new) and one 350 Western Digital (super old)
PSU: Corsair 750 watt
Additional: Also have a wireless card in it and an Asus DVD drive
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.