So here's my current specs:
Basically my computer will crash if I play... well practically any pc game despite being capable to run most things on Ultra. Even setting it to the lowest setting it's only a matter of time before the game freezes, the sound goes all wonky, and I'll either have to manually power the entire system off OR a blue screen flashes before it goes dark and reboots.
The only games I am able to, generally, play are flash based games on Kongregate & Neopets and older games like Total Annihilation & Age of Mythology: Extended Edition. Heck, I'm honestly surprised it can handle Minecraft... but I guess it's just not graphic demanding enough to cause whatever the problem is.
When I called CyberPowerPc they suggested removing the RAM as it "sounds like a faulty one".
Wasn't making any progress with them so didn't bother calling back.
Note to self: reinsert second memory card as problem still occurs.
Based on the problems occurring on the (somewhat) more demanding games I assume it's either the video card itself or the video card isn't getting cooled properly/enough. Honestly... not certain.
The problem is especially at its worse during the triple digits of summer or when we're having to run the heat in the winter.
^These times it goes beyond crashing during gaming and can & will crash during something as trivial as a youtube video or browsing Facebook.
The problem occurs less frequently since I removed the side panel and put a fan on it... but still can't do even mild "real" gaming. (Killing me not being able to play Civilization: Beyond Earth).
So... anyone able to help me figure out what's wrong and how I can fix it? Not really "in the know" when it comes to my hardware anymore.
Just enough to get by. Usually.
Heck, not even 100% certain what type of cooling system I ended up with. Coulda swore I had liquid cooling, but honestly don't remember.