I recently reinstalled because my harddisk was on an old hardrive from a laptop with a write speed of 60MB/s. While I was at it I installed a new CPU heatsink. When I removed the old stock one the CPU was attached to the heatsink, taking it out bent one of the pins, but I bent it back. I then et up RAID 0 and installed the new heatsink.
Everything seems to work fine, after windows does a million updates, then installs a service pack then a few more updates (still not upto date) I launched some games on steam, and my monitors shut down, so does my mouse and keyboard but the fan in the tower are still whirring away. I have to restart and in the event viewer (I'm not so good at looking through it) I have just one critical error: me pressing the restart button.
This seems to happen on random occasions, it may not happen for a day or an hour then I assume all the I/O ports shut off.
any of you had this problem, it could be the bent pin, I did do a bit of overclocking aswel, but only for a few days at a 900MHz faster so I do not think it would damage it much, plus my CPU seems to throttle itself when it gets to 60 degrees Celcius. It has never passed that, even on stock cooler, it seems to not just happen now during games, it happened today after I locked the computer.
I have run 2 stress tests because someone thought my powersupply was not good enough (600W by the way) the 2 stress problems where AIDA64 and OCCT
motherboard: Gigabite GA-990FXA-D3
processor: AMD FX 8120 3100 Mhz CPU
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
EvoGFX Card: Gigabite based AMD Raedon 7950 1000mhz 3gig