Ive been having problems for a few days with my rig. I recently upgraded to a Quad core processor and a newer video card. But last year i got new ram, and i remember when i did i had issues then like my computer was chrashing and such.
Now, most of the problems i have are only under heavy gaming loads like playing Crysis 2. I got a few bluescreens and a couple hard locks and even one where the cmputer just... shut off, no warning.
Also i get alot of, not all the time though, tearing, like of the windows. Sometimes when i move a window like, steam on top of IE, it gets stuck in there, graphically. and when i move the windows they tear, and jitter, like leaving a trail. This, most usually happens when i wake the computer up from sleep mode. Almost never when i start the machine fresh. Almost like restarting the machine, refreshes it and makes most of the problems go away, this is why im thinking its the ram.
I remember i had to call EVGA tech support to get my RAM set up righ tin the bios, just for the machine to run stable, so im guessing if that was necesarry, then its probably running like hell under heavy load.
I even went through all my old minidumps from the crashes, and used driver
verifier to crash my machine by figure out it was ntsokrnl.exe? or whatevre that was causing the crashes, dxgmms1.sys and something else showed up too but wouldnt make the machine boot intoa blue screen like ntsokrnl.
Idk im running a whole different version of windows now, and i havent gotten the machine to crash yet, and im even on SP1 now, and i wasnt before, couldnt get it to istall. im on 7 Pro 64x now. even though it hasnt crashed yet... it just doesnt feel right.
I dont think its the cpu, my understanding is that it wouldnt just not work under heavy load... it would cause alot more issues all the time. idk. i could be wrong.
im just getting tired of messing with this machine and i dont really want to just make educated guesses and just go buy a new PSU... try that... then buy new RAM and try that... i mean ive been there before and if its gona be like that id rather buy a whole new machine.
Well. idk what to do any more, ive exhausted my efforts on trying to figure out this enigma. Anyone have any ideas? thanks.