My gaming machine is suffering from random restarting, first only noticed when loading up a video game. Once it'd load the game it would instantly restart, every time it would restart. I swapped out the PSU for another make/model, ran a PSU tester unit on both PSU's, both checked out fine. Removed the video cards and tossed in two perfectly working misc video cards. Load a game up, same issue, restart. Usually I'd point to the video cards, but then I noticed if I wasn't playing a game at random times it would reboot, regardless of what type of video card was installed. I disconnected all hardware but a video card and the SSD, only for it to still restart randomly. Then I noticed sometimes @ launch it would throw boot.ini issues saying it couldn't find a bootable OS, also at random. A power off/power on fixed that problem, but it still occurs randomly.
I'm pointing my finger at a failing mobo or a failing SSD, or perhaps a mobo that isn't getting along with the SSD. I'm not sure how to check the SSD's current firmware version, but I know there is a newer version available. When I first installed it I tried to update the firmware but for whatever reason it wouldn't update connected to another PC via USB or SATA in a non-primary state.
Here are my full specs, minus the 2 x Geforce cards.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'd like to rule out it being the SSD before the mobo. I'd hate to have to pull the mobo, CPU cooler, etc... waiting on a replacement for a week or two
1x Intel i5 2500K Quad-Core 3.3Ghz Processor (currently not OC'ed)
1x Elitegroup Black Deluxe P67H2-A2 Motherboard
1x Cougar SX 850 (850w) Power Supply
2x Corsair Vengence 8GB Memory 1600Mhz (16GB total memory, OC'ed 1850Mhz)
1x Corsair H100 CPU Heatsink & Radiator
1x Asus CD/DVD Player & Burner
1x Ricoh 58-in-1 2.5" Media Card Reader
3x SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" (6GB total HDD space)
1x OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB SSD
1x Corsair SE 600T White Graphite Series Mid-Tower Case
4x Rosewill 120mm Case Fans w/ white LED's
1x Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset
1x Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
1x Logitech Wireless G700 Gaming Mouse