I recently upgraded a few things on my PC. I bought a kit of 16gb of memory, as well as an EVGA 1070 FTW.
Once I installed these items, I started to have random freezes/restarts. No BSOD's, even with the option turned off for auto restart on failure. It doesn't seem to be triggered by anything in particular. I replaced my PSU since what I had was old, and the problem persisted. It would take maybe 5 minutes to mess up. I changed out the new ram for my old ram, and the problem stopped. I had gotten some advice about checking if its a driver issue, so I did a little tweaking in safe mode with the new ram installed again, and never had a problem. Thinking this meant it was more of a driver issue, I reinstalled all my drivers, and my PC seemed to be working fine. The only thing I am not able to test is if the GPU is failing in some way, as my old one is now in a friends PC. I still have a few days to exchange if this may be the issue.
But, no. Its still freezing/restarting. Just not nearly as quickly. Now, its able to run for a couple of hours before it will fail. Like I mentioned before, I am able to do anything I want for the most part. Games (like The Division), web, music, videos, stress tests.. No problems anywhere, just random failure.
I've thought of just doing a complete reformat again, but would like to avoid this if someone may have an answer to my issue. If you need any more information, just let me know.
My basic specs -
Edited by Rebel2345, 25 August 2016 - 05:50 PM.