Specs: Bazooka motherboard, Gigabyte AMD rx480 GPU, Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Processor Main Features: 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Cache Per Processor: 6 MB L3 Cache Memory: 8 GB DDR4 Storage: 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM + 120 GB SSD Optical Drive: 24x DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB GDDR5 Power Supply: Thermaltake 650W 80+ Running Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
So, I've been having some complications with a gaming PC that I purchased from CyberPowerPC. It seems that if Steam is simply installed (we're talking just presence on the hard drive here, so probably some background Steamish daemon? do those exist?) any normal computer operation will eventually lead to a crash with a random solid colored screen, with sound artifacts---only solution is a hard reset. Without steam installed, FurMark runs just fine, PCSX2 (PS2 emu) runs just fine, Mirror's Edge runs just fine, haven't tried a more recent title, but these have all crashed in the past when steam was a present entity in the system. WHAT IS GOING ON?! This is certainly one of the strangest PC problems I have ever seen. Don't want to be relegated to playing non-steam-store games.