So, firstly, this is my first time on this forum, so I apologize if I'm not posting this under the correct topic or something, but I do need help. I built my first custom PC this past week, and I can't get ten minutes into a session with it without it completely freezing and needing a restart. At first I thought it was just the graphics card, as I was having trouble installing the drivers, but now I know it's the entire PC.
Specs are as listed:
AMD Athlon X4 860K Processor
MSI A78M-E35 Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon R7 260X Graphics Card
One 8-Gig stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM
Corsair CX430 Power Supply
1TB Western Digital Black Hard Drive
Windows 8.1 64 Bit (Clean Install)
I first tried to install the drivers for my graphics card, as it was the only driver that Windows 8 didn't automatically install, so I went online. During this install, the computer froze (About 3 hours into the first session). Okay. I let it sit, assuming this was just part of the process, but it never unfroze, so I reset it. This time, I attempted installing the drivers via the CD that came with the card. Five minutes in, froze. Next, I thought maybe the motherboard drivers didn't install correctly. Popped that CD in to see what drivers I could install. Froze before I could even initiate the process of installing a driver. Update Steam, freeze, install Minecraft, freeze, watching YouTube, freeze.
At this point I think I may either have a bad motherboard or a bad power supply, but I really don't know. Someone, please help!