I built a budget gaming machine that I sold to my co-worker. I didn't use it much before I sold it to him, but I didn't have any issues with it, other than putting a different video card and PSU in it when I sold it.
The system is: M4A88T-M, Phenom II X4 955 with a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 16GB 4X4GB PC3-10666, and Powercolor Radeon HD 6850
Thing is, it randomly will BSOD and restart. Like in the middle of the night when no one is using it. Doing a dump of the crashes, it usually points to a problem with the display driver, but the crashes are not the same every time (it's been my experience a driver bug will give pretty much the same error details every time). In addition, he has got the message from the motherboard upon boot that "power surges were detected". Apparently this is an ASUS motherboard feature. Based upon that, I swapped out the power supply (cx430 v2) for a known good one. So no more "power surge" messages, and it seems more stable, but bsod yesterday just idling again. I don't think at this point it is a power issue, since it only happens at idle (although maybe the "power surge" error was the PSU). I'm going to get more details on the dump files, but I'm stumped. Maybe bad motherboard or video card?
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