• PC keeps restarting and crashing
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Right, so lately, I've been having woes with my PC. For whatever reason, since a couple days ago, my PC started bluescreening pretty constantly. Having had a similar problem before, I did the same thing; removed all video drivers and did a clean install. That seem to fix it for all of half a day. Since then, my PC has been having various wierd issues- most notably, games crashing that didn't before, Firefox crashing much more often and, as of late, my PC restarting at complete random with no prompts; it just locks up for about 5-10 seconds, then restarts. Any ideas for where to start looking for problems? [editline]whoops[/editline] Almost forgot to include specs: [t]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/351820909637533697/403274387043909633/woes.PNG[/t]
You said you did a clean install, did you use DDU to completely remove all traces of the driver software? Sometimes bits of the drivers get left behind and cause issues with newly installed drivers.
[QUOTE=Richardroth;53060273]You said you did a clean install, did you use DDU to completely remove all traces of the driver software? Sometimes bits of the drivers get left behind and cause issues with newly installed drivers.[/QUOTE] Yep- DDU is how I cleared off the old versions. I spent 2 hours just trying to install them again, though- kept coming up with a 7Zip error, might that have something to do with it?
This sounds like hardware. Watch your CPU usage as it starts to lock up.
I ran the in-built Windows Memory Diagnostic- it didn't complete properly (it was stuck in a loop), but almost immediately, it said there was a problem with my hardware. Might it be dodgy ram?
[QUOTE=ChickenMan99;53060515]I ran the in-built Windows Memory Diagnostic- it didn't complete properly (it was stuck in a loop), but almost immediately, it said there was a problem with my hardware. Might it be dodgy ram?[/QUOTE] Could be, how many modules do you have? if you have more than one, try reseating them, try one at a time in each slot, etc and re run the diagnostic.
Okay, I removed one of the sticks of RAM (mostly at random, honestly), and it's been fine since. It worked for the whole of yesterday, so I'm assuming it's that. I haven't checked whether or not it's the slot or the RAM itself, but I should be in the clear.
You should check if you set your RAM voltages correctly. I had the same problem when the voltage was too low.
[QUOTE=NoOneKnowsMe;53064576]You should check if you set your RAM voltages correctly. I had the same problem when the voltage was too low.[/QUOTE] Just resetting the BIOS to clear any XMP profile should do the trick if that's the problem
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