March 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm #3701
I have been having a weird computer issue that I hope is my power supply not having enough power for everything in my system and not my CPU or motherboard… but it could maybe be those as well.
I replaced my motherboard a year ago, so I hope it isn’t my motherboard.
Basically, what happens is that, even without a spike in temps (CPU, GPU, HDs), my computer just stops. The displays turn off and sometimes the system reboots and sometimes the monitors go into standby. I press the power button, but nothing happens. The computer is completely locked up. I have to turn off the power supply and then turn it back on again. I’m worried that it happens when the computer is drawing extra power (fans spinning up to keep the system cool, spinning platter hard drive spinning up, etc…?)
So I’m going to replace the power supply and hopefully that resolves things. If it isn’t that, I’ll replace the CPU. If it isn’t that… I’ll replace the motherboard. *sigh*
Reliability Monitor in Windows 10 doesn’t help… Neither does Event Viewer… I hate when technology isn’t working right.March 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm #3706
So I’ve swapped out the power supply…. If it keeps happening… My next step would be to replace the CPU.
For those of you that are computer experts, Event Viewer say:
Event ID: 41
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.March 17, 2020 at 5:18 pm #3711
This has also been the longest between system formats that I’ve ever done (20ish months), though I don’t feel like it is a software issue.March 19, 2020 at 4:10 pm #3731
So, I’ve swapped the power supply, but still have issues, so then the Internet was sure it was my RAM, but I didn’t want to believe that because I just bought it in August… well, I setup Memtest86 on a USB drive and sure enough, after a couple of tests, one of the sticks is bad… So I contacted Corsair to see about a RMA. Hopefully, it all goes well and who knows how long I’ll have a computer without RAM (so I’ll be using my laptop…thank goodness I have a backup machine).March 19, 2020 at 5:08 pm #3736
Running my computer with the “known good” stick and I still had the issue. So then I ran checkdisk and it took my computer an hour to fix the “issues” on my M.2 form factor SSD. I also removed some audio devices as someone said that could be an issue. I should really just format and start over…lol.March 23, 2020 at 2:16 pm #3751
So… I formatted my computer and haven’t experienced any more issues yet. Maybe it was a software issue? Maybe it is a hardware issue and hasn’t popped back up yet? I’m not certain. I’m still going to RMA my ram, I have a new SSD to put in the machine and I’m trying to decide if I use that drive for applications or format again and use as my bootable drive? *sigh* Technology…
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