system crashes and restarts
I just built a brand new system not two months ago. I've recently begun to see system crashes. I get a low buzz in my head phones (what ever sound that was being played repeated) and a straight black screen then boot up. I first thought my MSI8800gts was overheating, but I soon put that to rest since the crashes are erratic and my card is never really hot.
These crashes are only in games.
WinXP home 32bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
mushkin 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775
MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB
hec ACE-580UB 580W ATX12V.
The games that crash have ONLY been on STEAM (i think). Games like Crysis have never crashed even at the "high" settings mark.
Could it be that I need to take a ram stick out? I have two with a total of 4gb, but XP only sees or uses 3gb of that. Could it be my powersupply?
Could it be i simply screwed up xp and need to reformat (im getting that vibe from some of the things ive done to it).
All help is appreciated.