I used SPECCY to share machine details and I see Speccy is now up again so you can share details like I did so we can check it out.
1. Read how at https://www.piriform.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web
2. In decades we have yet to lose a motherboard over the BIOS update. We do hear of folk that blow up their OS as they tinker with BIOS settings but nothing more. I guess folk could have an issue if they yank power in the middle of the few minute update.
3. LET'S SEE THE SPECCY REPORT AND ONE MORE THING. The make and model of the PSU.
Hello. I bought FF14 a couple weeks ago and it's been running smoothly enough but today it crashed twice, both times while in the middle of a dungeon, which I assume are the most data-intensive parts of the game as so much is going on and I'm grouped up with my friends and stuff. The first time I didn't really observe much, just hard-restarted. But this most recent time I noticed the sound of the birds chirping from the game was still playing/looping what I assume to be normally, and I was still hearing my Discord notifications, so it's as if the system didn't crash entirely 100%, if that's a thing lol Idk. I pressed ctrl+alt+delete to try to close the game and that first screen came up but then it froze completely when I clicked task manager. I've had a couple other problems in the past like screen tearing, but I don't really play on PC enough to be able to tell you much more than that or have any patterns or anything. I just really want to diagnose what the issue is and find out 100% sure if all my components are in good condition and stuff. I've never really kept up on maintenance so I've never updated drivers or anything (I know, I'm dumb. Sorry.) and I get a notification to update my BIOS every time on startup, but I've been too afraid to mess around with that cuz I'm pretty sure that's complex stuff.
I have a GTX 1060 6GB, an i5 6600-K, 16GB of RAM, aaannndd, yeah. What else do you want to know? lol I'm not sure how to check what HD's I have without getting into my PC but I'm 99% sure I have one 500GB Samsung SSD, partitioned into 2 drives, one 250GB for my OS and one 250 GB for games. Might be 2 SSDs lol. I also have 1 or 2 HDDs but I try to keep the couple games I play on my SSD. The drive/partition is almost full (18 of 232 GB free) so Idk if that's the problem.
But yeah, if you could help me troubleshoot the reason for these crashes and tune up my PC and make sure all my components are in good, working condition, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks!