Asus P5Q pro
4 gigs Gskill DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ ram
EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-620HX
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EACS 1TB
Running Windows 7 Pro
My system became really unstable alittle while ago and i haven't been able to really try and address it until recently. BAsically getting my system to start up into windows has become a nightmare. I believe it's a hardware problem but it could be windows and if you guys think i should move the question to that forum i'll do that.
When i start up my computer, the system posts and starts going through the process for starting up, but will crash and start the whole boot up process over into a never ending cycle of fail. The crash occurs at different times. I've seen it happen while going through some of the various bios postings, other times its when windows starts trying to load and other times its 3 minutes after windows login. A blue screen does show up and i've had various different errors come back. I lost the sheet i wrote some of the errors down on but i've had IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL as well as a USB_BUG_CODE BSOD.
So far i've run memtest - no errors, did a disk check when the system wasn't being so bad with both the western digital utility and microsofts chckdisk - no errors or issues. I have repaired but not yet tried re-installed windows. I also downloaded some virus utilities and scanned and there was nothing significant that came back. I'm not sure what i should do for my next step and would like some suggestions on narrowing down the problem.
Should i just reinstall windows and see what happens? If that doesn't work, all that seems like there is left to test is my psu and my motherboard. If i need to test those parts is the most painless way to just buy a psu and plug it in to see what happens? I dont have a lot of extra money right now to just throw around on parts to test and i dont have a friend to borrow from.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Edited by Tofucube, 30 July 2012 - 04:56 PM.