Thank you in advance for any helpful thoughts or advice that you may offer…
I have an aging system that needs assistance, so feel free to laugh at me for not replacing the whole thing… I bulit it nine years ago and I’ve certainly got my money’s worth out of it!
It has been crashing randomly for the last few month. It doesn’t often crash right away, but usually after the computer has been on for a while, and often in a warmer room. It then will often start crashing repeatedly, often times not even getting to the MB screen before it cycles off and on again. If I let it rest for about a half an hour, it can sometimes come back to life for a while.
Here’s what I have done to troubleshoot, thus far:
I had Windows 7 running when the issue began. I replaced the HD with an SSD and did a clean Windows 10 install, in the effort to offset any HD failure. I still have the old disk drive connected, just in case I need a W7 boot. I did notice upon start up, that three of my drives all occupy IRQ 10, which I thought was a little curious.
I removed half of my 6 memory sticks, thinking I might have a memory failure, but Windows memory diagnostics shows no error with memory.
I suspect a failing PSU, but I have no knowledge or means to do a proper diagnostics on it, and I can’t afford to plunk down cash to replace it, until I feel more certain that this is the problem.
So, any thoughts as to what else I might try before I start replacing more components?
I would certainly value any input you might have to offer…