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PC has been crashing daily, how do I diagnose this??

MrP6k
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Pc:
i5 2500k,
Wibtek H61 mobo,
Zotac gtx 970
16g ddr3 2x8
240gb "bulldozer" ssd
1tb wd blue
corsair cx550

No BSOD, no nothing. It just freezes up and stays that way until I hard restart the system.
Is there a way for me to check what went wrong without having to replace parts one by one? Maybe with windows log viewer or something?

Feel free to @ me if you have any questions!
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"Min-Maxing may not always be the best thing to do, but I will always try." - Me, 2021

PC specs:
-i5 2500k
-TP67B+
-Zotac gtx 970 (the wimpy version)
-256gb V-gen nvme ssd (@ me if you want to know how I gave my P67 board NVME support)
-1tb wd blue hdd
-Corsair CX550
-MSI Mag forge 100r

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Check your RAM using MemTest, let it run until it's done, see if you RAMs being faulty or not. The test shouldn't show any kind of error.

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15 minutes ago, TukangUsapEmenq said:

Check your RAM using MemTest, let it run until it's done, see if you RAMs being faulty or not. The test shouldn't show any kind of error.

Memtest86/64 sucks for ram testing, the github ddr4 oc guide has some stress testing software reccomendations, personally i use prime95 large ffts but any of the ones reccomended there will work too

 

My suspicion is ram erroring, though i dont see why the ram will crash if it isnt overclocked

 

 

Btw consider upgrading the board to a cheapo p67/z68/z77 cause 2500k still has  semi decent performance at 4.8+

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You have a well-aged platform at this point and motherboards are one of the most common failure points, especially with that kind of age.

 

I'd almost bet you're looking at a power delivery issue in the motherboard or PSU.

 

Processors generally don't stop working unless circumstances get extreme. Water, fire, voltage surge, physical damage to the die, etc. Those are relatively uncommon with all the protections modern PCs have in place for their components, so I'd rule out the CPU as your bad part.

 

OS installations can become problematic over time as well and cause crashes. A fresh install of Windows may help but I wouldn't count on it.

 

I'd try reinstalling Windows to start, then upgrading the power supply as a next step if the issue persists. If that doesn't do it, it's something in the motherboard. Consider upgrading from that H61 chipset at least, or upgrading to a newer AMD or Intel platform that you can still buy brand new motherboards for.

 

With that being said, I had crashes like that happen because of a dying GPU. It was an RX 560 that I bought on eBay and used for a year or so, then one day my PC started freezing and crashing just like yours and installing a different graphics card made it stop.

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39 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Memtest86/64 sucks for ram testing, the github ddr4 oc guide has some stress testing software reccomendations, personally i use prime95 large ffts but any of the ones reccomended there will work too

 

My suspicion is ram erroring, though i dont see why the ram will crash if it isnt overclocked

 

 

Btw consider upgrading the board to a cheapo p67/z68/z77 cause 2500k still has  semi decent performance at 4.8+

The board Im using rn is a fallback, my P67 board died a couple months back (cpu not stable at 4ghz 1.25v)

 

6 minutes ago, GR1MES said:

You have a well-aged platform at this point and motherboards are one of the most common failure points, especially with that kind of age.

 

I'd almost bet you're looking at a power delivery issue in the motherboard or PSU.

 

Processors generally don't stop working unless circumstances get extreme. Water, fire, voltage surge, physical damage to the die, etc. Those are relatively uncommon with all the protections modern PCs have in place for their components, so I'd rule out the CPU as your bad part.

 

OS installations can become problematic over time as well and cause crashes. A fresh install of Windows may help but I wouldn't count on it.

 

I'd try reinstalling Windows to start, then upgrading the power supply as a next step if the issue persists. If that doesn't do it, it's something in the motherboard. Consider upgrading from that H61 chipset at least, or upgrading to a newer AMD or Intel platform that you can still buy brand new motherboards for.

 

With that being said, I had crashes like that happen because of a dying GPU. It was an RX 560 that I bought on eBay and used for a year or so, then one day my PC started freezing and crashing just like yours and installing a different graphics card made it stop.

This wouldn't be the first time I've had a dying gpu, i would be fucking heartbroken if it is the problem. Fuck

 

1 hour ago, TukangUsapEmenq said:

Check your RAM using MemTest, let it run until it's done, see if you RAMs being faulty or not. The test shouldn't show any kind of error.

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Feel free to @ me if you have any questions!
Please press the button if you think my advice was helpful! Thanks!

"Min-Maxing may not always be the best thing to do, but I will always try." - Me, 2021

PC specs:
-i5 2500k
-TP67B+
-Zotac gtx 970 (the wimpy version)
-256gb V-gen nvme ssd (@ me if you want to know how I gave my P67 board NVME support)
-1tb wd blue hdd
-Corsair CX550
-MSI Mag forge 100r

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