Been dealing with this problem about a year now, here's the run down: The computer automatically restarts seemingly sporadically. Though I have started to notice a few patterns.
1 - if I leave the psu switch off for an extended period of time it seems to run stably for longer, can play games normally.
2 - if I do not leave the psu switch off in between sessions it restarts much sooner after boot and more frequently
3 - I cannot get a blue screen to appear (yes I've unchecked auto restart in system settings).
4 - I can run stress tests for A long time and no restarts occur but when I start a game it crashes within a couple mins.
Asus m5a97 r2.0 replaced with asrock 970 pro3 r2.0 3 days ago
Amd radeon 7870
Viper xtream 1600 ddr3
Evga super nova nex650g
Tshooting steps performed:
- removed all unecessary hardware
- re install Windows and drivers
- reinstall windows and drivers on a new drive
- swap gpu
- check psu voltages
- replace mobo
- ran memtest all night, everything good
- check temps all good
- ran furmark for 30 min no problem
- ran cpu burn on furmark while running furmark, no restart
The computer is about 4 years old, pretty lightly used on average. I blew a power supply a couple years ago and replaced it with what's listed. I also upgraded the case a couple years ago. I just recently was able to start buying parts to swap. About 6 mo ago I concluded the problem is an over loaded cap in the mobo or psu, or the cpu is going bad. So I swapped the mobo, no change, now I have a cpu fan and psu on the way.
Here's an example from the other night:
My wife played sims 3 for A solid 4 hours the other night (before mobo replacement), however she tried playing twice before that and it restarted about 10-15 min into game. Further, after she played for 4 hours I left it on all night updating a game, I woke up in the middle of the night to it stuck in a reboot loop.
Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2017 - 05:01 PM.
Moved from Computer Gaming to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.