This will be my first post here on BC's Forums. I hope you guys can help me out.
Here are my desktop specifications and devices:
CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 3.4GHz (uses Cooler Master Hyper 212 fan)
GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2gb (Driver 335.23)
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Monitor: AOC i2367Fh - (32-bit, 60Hz)
Mobo: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB
Network adapter: TP-Link TK-WN951N, N300 PCI Adapter 2.4GHz, 300Mbps
Here are my two biggest problems:
1) I play relatively modern games on my relatively new computer with my free time, so it can be frustrating and scary when these games randomly crash to desktop after a short hiccup. It happens to old games and new games, so I'm not sure processing power is the problem.
I have done some research on this issue and some forums have claimed that the graphics card itself is crashing, and is probably not receiving enough power. Perhaps this is my problem, though the power supply the desktop has apparently provides enough power to run the system and then some.
Why is my graphics card crashing, and how to I fix the problem?
2) I am missing some driver that sometimes causes a sort of 'blue screen of death' on system startup, but after some update, the PC is fine. On the screen, among other things, this comes up: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
This problem is inconsistent with itself. Sometimes the BSOD doesn't happen, and other times, the PC goes into a loop of the BSOD, an update, then after a restart, the loop starts over.
What is this BSOD telling me and how do I fix the problem?
I am in no way a hardware expert, as this is the first tower I've put together after a lot of help.
Please help me out. Thank you!
Edited by mrmexas, 15 April 2014 - 09:20 PM.