Hey all, I've been getting the strangest kind of crashes I've seen on a pc so far. They can happen pretty much at any time, from the BIOS screen to playing a game. What happens is, the computer will completely freeze including sound, pointer, keyboard... everything and the only thing to do is restart. Or the computer will just simply shut down, not as in a full shut down cycle but it will just power down out of nowhere.
I've had this setup (the one in my profile)for about 9 months now, started using Win 7 about 4 months ago and these problems just started happening about a week or 2 ago. There is no recently installed software. I just did a fresh install of Win 7 32bit and the problem is still there.
My first idea was that this was a hardware issue but there really arent that many components that can literally just shutdown the computer like that other than the PSU and that is brand new.... because of this problem my old psu unit was no longer to power the system during boot because of so many restarts.
This happens with both Win 7 32bit and 64bit so that rules out the OS... kind of... because the system runs perfectly on Ubuntu
I really dont know what the problem is, at one point I thought it might be the video cards but I've tested them both separately and they run just fine up until I start loading stuff up like a game or even something like youtube is enough to make it crash.
But the strange thing there is that it will also crash while idle after a while and even while at the BIOS screen it will power down.
Ive ran memory tests and disk checks and it all seems to be fine. The PSU is new and more powerful than the old one and the video cards appear to be in order. Please help.