Case solved. Turns out the problem is the motherboard.
The Asus Maximus mobos (VII and later) have an LED counter in the top right that displays a code as it cycles through startup. Previously it was indicating that it'd been handing control to the OS but has finally given into its degenerative...
Yes, I posted on Sunday I thought the GPU was the problem. I'm not certain, otherwise I wouldn't need advice to diagnose?
But I listened to advice, and bought a PSU. This has now been ruled out as the problem. I have now used 3 different power supply units and the problem is still occuring...
So. I bought a EVGA 650 G2 (£90 / US$115). I installed it on the 15th of August (4 days ago) it seemed to resolve the freezing problem.
However, it's now the 19th, and after switching on the PC this morning I've realized that unfortunately, this isn't the case. I am getting the exact same...
I managed to identify the culprit. Its the GPU. I switched it out and all symptoms have disappeared.
Gonna go have a chat with MSI and hopefully they'll sort me out.
Thanks to everyone for their helpful comments.
I did some research. The CX line has a crappy reputation, that doesn't mean it shouldn't by all means work? Which as I pointed out, has done for 8 months.
For the sake of eliminating it as a potential cause, and to prove my point, I swapped out the PSU with my other desktop. No change.. still...
I haven't solved the problem.. but my system is much, much more stable after I've installed the latest drivers for my BIOS.
I took Jenae's advice and reviewed Reliability Monitor, and it highlighted an error with my Realtek audio driver just before a crash.
Its running fine now the...
I've looked at http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-review,8.html and they've advised that a 400-500 psu is sufficient for a GTX 1070 - I'd add that I haven't had any issue for 8 months until recently. I'm almost certain it isn't PSU related.
Hey guys. Thanks for all your responses.
I've tried disconnecting all those drives, leaving only the OS SSD connected. No change..
It's actually 2 physical sticks installed, 2x 8gb modules
The PSU is a Corsair CX 600 which is only 8 months old. I think power wise it should be adequate? I'm...
ASUS Z170 MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
i7 6700k (factory clock)
SanDisk SDSSDA240G 240gb hard drive (OS)
Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB SATA III hard drive
Western Digital WD5000BEVT 500GB SATA 2.5
G.Skill 16gb DDR4 2400 RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair CX 600
Windows 10 Pro Version 1703 OS...
I desperately need help. My computer has a virus and as a Diploma Architecture student with only weeks to go until my final hand in, I am close to having a panic attack.
I opened a file that I'd downloaded and it immediately crashed my laptop - I'd scanned the file with Microsoft...