A few years ago I build my own PC and I have upgraded some parts since. The current build is
- AMD A10-7700K
- 8GB RAM
- GTX 1050 Ti
- 250GB SSD for Windows and most apps w/ a 1TB drive for extra file storage
- Corsair CS650M PSU
I had to upgrade to that PSU because the last PSU was janky and couldn’t supply enough power for the GTX 1050 Ti that I put in.
I don’t use the PC much since I don’t really game and I have a laptop that I take to school and do most of my work on. I really just use this PC for programming.
However, my PC frequently crashes when under load.
It’s been a nagging problem for like a year now but I haven’t cared to fix it because I very rarely stress the PC enough for the issue to present itself.
When the PC is under load, the screen will freeze for like 4 seconds, then static on the screen and the PC restarts.
I don’t know what’s causing it to crash. Windows error logs just show something like “PC didn’t shut down properly”.
Ofc, I stay on top of driver and windows updates.
My feeling is that it’s the PSU or maybe a faulty GPU but I don’t really know.
Has anyone else had similar issues?
Any troubleshooting tips?
Is there a way to test for which component is causing the issue?