Alright, this is kind of complicated, so bear with me if you will.
I'll start by saying this problem started happening when I began playing Counter-Strike: Source (A pretty demanding game regarding the work of the computer). After random amounts of time (within 30 minutes), the computer would go into a "standby" like mode. The monitor light would turn orange and I would have to restart manually.
I obviously thought it was the game, but the other, easier (on the computer) games were going into this "standby" mode. And eventually it would even go into "standby" on desktop!
If that wasn't enough, some games now have a VPU recover message popping up A LOT, other games have it popping up but not as often. The message said the VPU recover reset my graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands. Sometimes after the message popped up a couple times another message popped up saying it reset both my hardware and software and to reset my computer. After restarting, it kept happening again.
Also, a couple times after restarting my computer after going into "standby" this message popped up: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/response...fce23a&SID=802
So I look into it on some forums on the internet (forums of the game that started it), and they suggest it's a power supply issue, so I suggest this to my computer tech, and he says we might as well try it, since they took my computer in previously and suggested it was simply because the games were on my secondary hard drive and couldn't find various files, but the games were on my primary hard drive, so that wasn't the problem.
So the new PSU was installed, and I had my hopes up. I played the game and it still went into standby and had the various VPU recover errors.
After the new PSU was installed a couple things changed. One time when playing an easier (on the computer) game, the computer went into "standby" and came out, except it was frozen on the screen it was at before going on "standby", and it went between that and a green with a whole bunch of "messed up colors" screen.
Another problem after installing the new PSU was that playing the tough (on the computer) game, the game froze with skipping sounds for a couple seconds and then went to a blue screen, where I had to restart.
Here's the summary of the problems:
Before new PSU:
-VPU recover error
-standby problem on all games and desktop
-video driver error after restarting after standby problem
After new PSU:
-all previous problems mentioned above
-frozen screen with skipping sounds and the screen turned blue
-standby problem but came out, went to frozen screen of screen it was at before the problem occured, also went to a "messed up color" screen
I'm not a computer guy so when attempting to diagnose the problem, please include why it may have happened, why it causes the problems it does, and what must be done to fix it, for my sake please.
Any feedback is appreciated.