Hello allo! thanks all for this superb forum !!
I have been having a restart/reboot problem with my PC for some time now.
I originally attributed the problem to Skyrim game , since it used to only do it while playing this particular game.
Now i can get it to do it using winrar + furmark pretty easily ( within ~ 20 minutes.. once took only 2 minutes )
Computer is around 2 years old now.
I used to play BF3/4 for hours on without any problem in the first year.
I've tested a few things i could think of :
- monitored ( eye view ) voltages and temps using CPUID HWMONITOR at idle and during tests
- no reported events ever on any of the restarts from the even viewer logs (i only get a " unexpected shutdown wihtout proper blablabal )
- tried to overheat/stress GPU without any success in getting it to crash ( R290 ..i went up to ~ 75c which it never actually reaches during normal setup , by lowering fan speed and it never crashed )
I can only get it to reboot if i use both CPU and GPU loading at the same time
i've ran GPU test for hours on without any problem
haven't ran anything other than winrar on a very large file/folder as far as cpu is concerned
So now i do not know what else to test, would like very much to get some insight.
Ah yes, my PSU has been making some weird digital noise since day 1
i don't hear it that much anymore since i'm used to it
but it is on and off ... it seems to change with what i am doing on the computer
( 100% sure it comes from the PSU ..i've isolated it by ear about a year ago )
probably unrelated neway
Here is quick component list of computer :
Asus Sabertooth 990FX r2.0
2x crucial pc3-10700
PSU is a corsair HX850 i believe
samsung 840pro ssd ??
nothing is overclocked or ever was ( not that i needed it neway )
the case is a full tower with alot of clean free space, filters and many fans