My wife has been having ongoing issues with her PC over the last few months, unfortunately we've just moved house and haven't had chance to fully investigate this or set any finances aside to replace potentially broken hardware. My friend, who built the machine has had it for a few days attempting to fix any issues, and we believed they were finally sorted, unfortunately it has started up again and he's at a loss.
It happens during gaming or when rendering. The duration varies a lot, it could be within 10 minutes with more intense games, but could last up to 4 hours.
The screen will go black, there will still be sound but it will stutter as if buffering, and one of the fans will increase speed INCREDIBLY. Sounds as if a Cessna is starting take-off.
My friend has reseated the heatsink and CPU fan, noticed there was a "crack" in the paste on the GPU fan. The case itself wasn't designed with airflow in mind, and hadn't really paid attention to it until now.
I'd also like to add that we have tried switching components when this first started happening near Christmas. My GPU (RX 6700XT) in her machine works fine, and her GPU in my machine works fine. I am able to play Warzone, WoW, High On Life etc with no issues. She is able to run Velheim, Dead by Daylight etc with no issues.
Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (Original O/S)
Full retail version
Hardware age varies 2-4 years as some parts were second hand
Age of OS: 2 years
Have NOT reinstalled OS yet
CPU - Intel Core i3 01 @ 3.60GHz
RAM Slot 2 - Patriot Memory DDR4-2666 8gb
RAM Slot 4 - Patriot Memory DDR4-2666 8gb
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MOBO - Micro-Star MAG B460M BAZOOKA
PSU - Cougar XTC 500 (500W)
Driver Verified is enabled
Windows Security, Threat Protection & Anti-Malware Bytes
No VPN in use
No Disk Image tools
I am unable to get MemTest86 to boot from a USB.