Having a bit of an issue here. Basically I just built a new PC with the following components:
Before purchasing, I checked all CPU, motherboard, and memory specs to make sure that all items were compatible. My issue is that the machine randomly shuts off -- no BSOD, just powers off. There is no single activity or time interval that triggers it -- it simply shuts off at random. I have performed the following tests in order to mitigate the issue:
- tested the power supply and it checks out
- performed several clean installs
- run memory tests, "burn in" tests, etc using UBCD 5.03 and everything seems to check out.
However, these random crashes continue, and are quite frustrating. Interestingly, if I do absolutely nothing (i.e. leave it running overnight without touching it) it continues to run with no issue. If anyone has any suggestions about what path to take next as far as diagnostics, I'm all ears. Otherwise it looks like RMA time.
EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention is the fact that the PC won't power back on unless I first switch off the power supply for about 30 seconds. I'm not sure if this is due to the manner in which Windows randomly shuts down, or due to a fault that is wholly that of the power supply. Thoughts?