I have been having some problems with my PC over the last 6 weeks or so.
It started with my PC just randomly shutting off. I'd be in the middle of a game and then just off. I'd power it back on and it would work fine for a while, sometimes a week or more then happen again.
Talking to some friends and reading online I found that my PC is not adequately cooled/ventilated. I have 1 front fan and nothing else. So I have recently ordered a fan controller and some fans and in the mean time I have been monitoring my temps with speedtest. To help while I wait, I opened up the side panel and have a fan blowing into the case that way. Monitoring my temps I have not seen my GPU go over 70c and my CPU has not gone over 55c. Usually pretty well under those numbers.
Last night while playing (NBA2K16 if that matters) my screen went blue. I have seen BSOD before which is a kind of dark blue with white font in my experiences, but this was a baby blue screen with no writing.
I turned off my PC after a few seconds of waiting to see what it would do. And then went to turn it back on. The case light came on but the fans/cpu ect did not come on. Just the blue case light. So I unplugged the cord from the back of the case and gave it a few minutes and it powered back up. It is now seemingly working fine.
Obviously there is something wrong.
From the above information can anyone tell me their opinion on
1. Is my ventilation/cooling causing my problems? (I don't think it is but I am addressing it anyway)
2. If not, what do you think it is? My other suspects are RAM, Power Supply/ Graphics card
3. Is there a way to know? A diagnosis tool or anything that would pin point the problem?
I am hoping to avoid buying a power supply, then a gc, then the next piece ect until I find the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
Info that might help is
I have a GTX970 GC and a 600w power supply.
Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2016 - 10:28 AM.
Moved from Crashes/BSODs to Internal Hardeware - Hamluis.