Recently I finished my first ever homebuilt pc. However, I've been having some really strange issues and I'm hoping someone around these parts may have an idea of what's causing it.
My specs :
Gigabyte Z77 UD5h Mobo
Core i5 3570k ( running at stock 3.8ghz )
Gskill Sniper series ram 2x4g
Adata 128g SSD
Seagate Barracuda 3t hdd
Seasonic 750w psu
GTX 680 ( EVGA GHZ edition)
So, at random times my computer will completely shut off, as if someone has unplugged the power cord. At other times, it will freeze entirely and has to be force reset. When my computer has these hard stops, it immediately reboots it's self.
I have checked my temps : Processor : idle : 20-30C Load : 60C GPU : idle 30C , load : 70C
My PSU, from what I've checked, is more than I need.
I've tried updating drivers, checking the event log, but my event log only tracks the hard stop and no prior issues aside from a few that I googled and came up to be ' minor ' in the eyes of microsoft, I have still gone through with their fixes as they come up.
I have this computer connected to a surge protector, I heard that can be a problem if your computer is a power hog.
I've noticed, recently, these hard stops NEVER happen while I'm playing a game, Even when running a hyper modded skyrim, never a stutter or fluxuation in heat. However, when I'm watching something on youtube, or even opening a minor program like notepad, it will sometimes hard stop or freeze.
I thought it might be an issue with mozilla, so I tried running internet explorer ( because I didn't have chrome downloaded. ) And I noted that several times trying to watch a video that internet explorer had 'stopped working',via the windows popup. I counted 5 times that my computer had to completely reload internet explorer over the course of a 3 minute video.
Any ideas or thoughts are greatly appreciated.