Alright, I built this PC two months ago and right now I'm having this problem where it crashes without a BSOD, or with BSOD, or just completely shuts off and won't turn on unless I turn the PSU off then back on. I've also been having problem where Nvidia driver 327.23 stops responding and then recovers or something like that.
Both of those situations tend to be completely random. Though I've noticed it usually happens when a new window's opening, and the Nvidia driver just crashes on its own when I'm playing a game or watching a video sometimes. It's never happened on idle before though.
Temps are usually around 30 on idle, usually stays below 50 when I'm playing games. I don't think cooling's really a problem.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K @3.4GHz, haven't really gone through OC'ing CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Power Supply: LEPA G 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Any help or suggestion would be appreciated, thanks. It's my first build so don't eat me.
Stress test. Try Furmark for a while, and watch out for visual artifacts.
Since you're getting BSODs, minidump files can be analyzed to see where the crashes are coming from. If they're consistently coming from the video, there are two possibilities: 1. Video card is bad (likely) 2. Video drivers are causing crashes.
For the sake of completionism, make sure all drivers are updated, including motherboard chipset drivers, and possibly even the motherboard BIOS. --- PC: Core i7 920 || 6GB DDR3 || GTX 660 Ti || HP w2408h
Well the BSODs look like they're mainly resulting from these. It does look gpu related, but I'm not sure what to make of these other than that. I'll check my drivers and do a stress test next, then. Though can the video card really cause the entire pc to power off without warning? I thought that part might be related to the power supply.
dxgkrnl.sys dxgkrnl.sys+5d140 fffff880`072f5000 fffff880`073e9000 0x000f4000 0x51fa153d 8/1/2013 3:58:53 AM Microsoft® Windows® Operating System DirectX Graphics Kernel 6.1.7601.18228 (win7sp1_gdr.130731-2222) Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
uninstall your drivers using drivesweeper and reinstall it from the manufacturer's website (nvidia or AMD). --- |Corsair 500R|ASUS GTX 570|i5-2500K 3.30GHz|G-Skill 8GB 1600 DDR3|Samsung SSD PRO 256GB|Antec 750W PSU|ASUS P8P67 PRO|CM HYPER 212+|
I recommend trying a benchmark such as 3d mark of Heaven or OC Scanner X and run it on a loop. If it crashes or freezes its probably a bad graphics card. Call the manufacturer or email them and RMA it --- ../|,-‘`¯¯`\(o)_\,----,,,_ ( `\(o),,_/` ¯ : o : : :o `-, And That is True!