"Hard Hangs" possible PSU busted. Freezing and no apparent signs as to why.
So yesterday something happened that threw me into a fit. My PC's graphics card was replaced about 2 months ago due to some weird freezing problems. I am now fairly confident my PSU has gone bad. During game play I get a hard shut down, no BSOD, no restart. The system just turns off. When I looked up the code the the Event Log gave me I went onto Google and found this page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028... The scenario 3 appears to match my situation best. I am not overclocking, I checked temps each time and they are not exceeding work load norms or even reaching them, I ran Prime 95 for a day and nothing seemed to go wrong. It happens with any game after just a bit, maybe 10 minutes. I recently formatted the unit just to clean it up, updated drivers etc. I also went and defragged my SSD and HDD I am considering going to best buy, picking up a PSU and testing it in my system tomorrow just to see what happens, they return policy is pretty lax and as long as I don't blow it up I think it will be fine. Thoughts?
heres the set up. le sigh.
-Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
-HIS H797F3G2M Radeon HD 7970 3GB
-Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB HDD
-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB ram x2 (16 gig total)
-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
-COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire