Intermittent Shutdowns and how I’m dealing with no gaming/video watching.
Hey blog. Long time no talk. So recently I’ve run into a really critical problem with my PC. I’m getting a white screen and a system failure whenever I start up a game or watch a video. About 10 seconds after starting any video or game, my monitor displays a white screen and the computer proceeds to shutdown/restart. I posted on a self-help computer forum (Tom’s Hardware Forums) and I’ve gotten two responses. I either have a problem with my motherboard, my graphics card, or my PSU. One response told me it could be my PSU or graphics card; the other stated it could be my PSU or motherboard. I figured since they both said PSU, I’ll replace that part first and see if it gets rid of the problem.
I’ve ordered the PSU from Amazon. It’s a Corsair CX600 600 watt PSU bought for $60. It is supposed to arrive today. I signed up for the 30-day free trial for Amazon’s Prime service, which gave me free two-day shipping for the purchase. Today is Friday and I’m glad I won’t have to wait the whole weekend to get this part. I’ve never replaced a PSU on a computer before, so hopefully I don’t destroy my PC in the process. The most I’ve done is replacing RAM sticks or a graphics card. I’m assuming it’s not as difficult as I’m thinking it might be, but I might be wrong. I wish I had a spare good PC to use until then, but I don’t. I could hook up my sister’s old PC but it’s at least 15 years old. I do, however, remember playing FFXI on my sister’s PC so it’s not too bad I guess.
Dealing with no entertainment from my PC has been difficult. I am struggling to get rid of my boredom every day. As a guy with ADD, it’s difficult to find something you can really stick on. I’m glad I have my guitar and my phone or else I’d be going crazy right about now. I don’t have a TV, so all my entertainment is either from my PC or my phone connected to WiFi and Netflix/YouTube.
I was planning out a build for a game called Path Of Exile on a website called “PoEBuilder.com” and my pc did the white screen shutdown thing. I was stunned…how could my pc not be able to handle a simple skill-tree viewer for a video game? It’s not even a game or a video, just a website. But it seemed to be too much for my PSU/GraphicsCard/Motherboard to handle. I’m feeling trapped, and I hope that this new PSU fixes the problem
Anyway, wish me luck on my endeavors. Rock on