Kind of funny that I'm seeking help for something that I usually help other people with, but here I am.
For few months now my Windows 7 x64 PC (Gigabyte X58A-UD3R, i7 930, 12 GB RAM, OCZ Agility 2 120 GB drive, multiple HDDs in RAID) has been doing BSOD during boot or just completely freezing while I'm in Windows.
Worse part is that it happens so randomly
, once or twice in a week...
When it Blue-screens during boot, message flashes so fast that I can't read it. I even tried recording it with my phone, but so far couldn't catch it on camera.
I stopped overclocking (was at 3.2 Ghz) and change all settings to defaults.
I reinstalled Windows from scratch and updated firmware on SSD drive.
I ran Memtest for couple of hours and tested graphic's card memory as well.
PSU was a suspect so I replaced it today, and computer
froze after few hours. So I can eliminate that.
Video card is kind of suspect, because issues started to happen approximately after I got Radeon HD 6800 but I can't be sure. Can Video card be causing something like this? I mean when windows Freezes, I can see both screens (dual monitors), but clock stops
, mouse is not moving and it's dead in the water, no BSOD, no reboot...
What else can I do? I was thinking about replacing CPU and Motherboard, but that's kind of expensive, and upgrading to Ivy Bridge probably doesn't make much sense since I'm running i7 930, bit it's tempting.
I'm kind of out of ideas...