Once in a while a person wants to fix a PC that has had issues for years. I need to know that detail.
The machine is one of the typical PCs at the shop. We go through the machine looking for items that may help but most of them require a new motherboard at this many years old. It rankles most owners that thought boards lasted longer.
I have rarely found the CPU to be at the core of the problem. The PSU has to be checked too. We want to see an ample PSU (50% derate method) with a single +12V rail as well.
A Web Speccy helps to check out a lot of the PC as well. Here's how.
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Hello there, and thank you for having me, i just joined these forums and i would like your assistance with my problem.
Since i made (part by part) my PC, i always had some crashing issues, mostly shut downs, and i changed my MOBO under warranty for a new one.
Since then my pc was running okay, (a little hot but okay for the most part). Some months later, the pc started having freezes (complete freezes with the sound freezing to the point it was like TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR) and i had to reset or shut down the machine with the button.
Recent months, the PC freezes 2-10 times a day, randomly, (i might be watching youtube, playing a game, talking on facebook etc).
My PC Consists of:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 (thats the one i recieved after i replaced the old one)
CPU: AMD FX - 8320 with Corsair H50 Hydro on it.
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380x Gaming 4G
Ram: 8GB (2x Transcend 4GB DDR3.)
HDD: 1x SSD 120GB, 1x HDD Western digital 600GB.
Yeah, my pc is bad but blame my father for his choices on my birthday 5-6 years ago.
Anyway, in my attempts to fix my pc, after everything else failed i tried:
1) Changed the GPU for another one i had laying around.
2) Used 1 of the memory sticks alone, then the other, then on 2GB Kingston stick i had.
3) Disconnected all my 2 Disk drives and plugged each one alone with a clean installation of Win10 then i even used my External one.
-Disconnected Everything not needed from usb ports.
After all those steps PC kept crashing. So now im thinking is either the CPU or the MOBO who is to blame.. But i dont know.. and i dont have another mobo or another AMD cpu to try.
So thats all i can think of telling you! All efforts to fix this machine will be greatly appreciated.
If you have a question, want certain pictures or you want me to use any program to check something, please ask and ill try to answer ASAP.
Thank you for your time,