When the crash happens the sound also quits working within seconds, and all of the peripherals stop working as well. the only way to fix it is to force a restart. I have been unable thus far to find any errors in the event log, but i'm also not sure what exactly i'm looking for.
Hello, I made a post a few days ago but now I am starting to doubt that it is my video card that is the problem.
The crash never happens in safe mode, and all my heat sensors are within acceptable ranges. the HDD is slightly high (30 degrees C) but still within acceptable limits.
This only happens in normal boot mode, and not at any specific time. Sometimes it happens when I am playing a game, and sometimes it happens right after i boot up. I blew out all the fans in my system and constantly check the heat sensors.
I recently installed 3 more gigs of ram to make a total of 6 gigs of ram (3 channel setup). I have an intel i7 @ 2.66 Ghz, an ATI radeon 4800 gpu, a seagate ST3750630AS, and 6GB of DDR3 RAM.
I am thinking about going out tonight and replacing the video card but I don't want to do that and still have the problem.