Hello, I'd like help to solve this certain predicament, but I'm getting fed up and I'm just here for some help and/or advice.
I recently purchased an AMD FX-8350, an upgrade from my AMD Phenom X6 1090t, and I've been having nothing but issues with it. This is the second 8350 that I've gotten, as the first I mistakenly RMA'd back to Newegg thinking it was bad.
The issue is that my PC keeps hard crashing (black screen) at random times, no bluescreen, no errors, just working then BAM- Black Screen. It's been a little more than annoying, seeing as I needed the extra power for my programs (streaming, hosting game servers), and I just need this thing to work.
I've tried it all, tweaking CPU/Northbrige/RAM clock rates, the voltages, the random bios settings, running memtest and swapping ram around, swapping out the PSU, and all have gotten me nowhere, it still will randomly cause the BS ('s what I'm calling it now). It'll happened even quicker under stress, such as streaming or using torture tests such as prime95, OCCT, etc.
I should note that the 1090t worked just fine, even when overclocked, on this system. I can't image why, maybe both CPU's are doa, or maybe my mobo is shot. I just need help in determining why this is happening, so I can just get on with my life 'ere.
My System Specs are as follows:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, Service Pack 1 Build 7601
CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 120mm
RAM: 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 1600 DDR3
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AMD
GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked Edition
HDD(s): 2 Western Digital 7200RPM 2TB, 1TB
PSU: OCZ ZT Series Fully-Modular 750W
Misc includes a CD drive, 5 usb devices, 2 PCI 1x Capture Cards.
I've tried so much to get this thing to work, but I'm just at wits-end here. My inexperience prob shows, but that's what learning's for, right? I tried looking around, but nothing I read seemed to help my case. I'm gonna keep trying different settings and see if I can get it to not crash, but I don't hold high hopes. I really don't have the cash to get another MOBO, and it might just be that, or the RAM.
Thanks for the help in advance -Sam