Hey! Hoping you can help me...
Little bit of background. Built this computer back in January (so ~7 months old at this point). Everything worked great for quite a while - then about a month ago or so, my computer would crash (black screen) while playing games. I would have to hard shutdown via holding the power button. Then, when restarting, the display wouldn't come back after the motherboard splash screen. Another restart (usually via the button) would get it to come back. Tried a lot things - new drivers for vid card, and nothing really helped. Eventually it got so bad that I reformatted and did a complete clean install of windows. Everything for the most part seemed to have been fixed with that. Fast forward to last week, and there were a couple days in the morning where I tried to get on my comp and the display just wouldn't wake up. Monitor was on standby as though it was not receiving a signal. Again, have to hard restart. Since then, I changed the hard disk sleep time to never, hoping that would fix the issue. Thus far, it hasn't happened again (but it's been less than a week, so unsure if that solved the problem or not). However, found out that my pc restarted itself over night last night, with no windows updates to blame. I can see that there is a crash dump that blames ntoskernel.exe, and one from last week that blames ntfs.exe, but beyond that I'm not sure what they tell me.
Everytime I've checked temps, I've never seen any issues or anything getting abnormally high. Only program that I could find that would produce a log of temps to read from the crash was SpeedFan, which did not show anything spike before the shutdowns I was experiencing. Not saying this 100% is not the cause of some of the issues... but I have yet to see anything that gave me serious cause for concern.
I'm hoping the crashes help explain what issues my pc might be experiencing. Thanks in advance for any help!
OS: Windows 10 64bit
Original OS: Windows 8.1
OS: Full retail
Age of System: ~7 months
Age of OS Installation: Approx 1 month since reformat/clean install, maybe 2 weeks since Win10
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Sysnative and Perfmon reports attached.