My computer has recently been crashing soon after startup. Once I login, if I leave it idle it'll be okay, but as soon as i start to use it to do anything I have about a minute and a half (sometimes shorter or longer) before it completely freezes. Sometimes it will go to blue screen, sometimes the screen will change colors and such, but usually it just freezes. When it does, I can sometimes hear the CPU fan kick into high gear.
Here are my specs:
Intel i7 950 3.07ghz
12gb corsair xms3 ddr3
Asus P6X58e Pro board
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Here’s what I’ve tried so far to fix the problem (no results):
Fresh install of Windows
Swapped memory (twice)
Disabled all startup programs
Cleaned all fans/heat sync. Fresh thermal paste (CPU runs at normal temp until crash)
Safe mode (runs for much longer but still ends up crashing at some point)
Any suggestions or help that you guys could provide would be greatly appreciated.