Hi guys, brand new here. Got a problem for you, wizards.
Any game I play, after an indeterminate set of time, will suddenly Black Screen Of Death. The monitor races to a sleep state - no mouse or keyboard input can wake it, restarting the monitor does not fix it, EVGA or HDMI makes no difference, and I cannot alt+tab, or Ctrl+Alt+Del. The sound, however, keeps playing in the background and it doesn't loop. Like I'm still online and connected, but the computer has left the building. Moreover, pressing the power button does not initiate a shut down. My only resort is to hard shut down and restart. I have no issues on restarting, nor running with the normal startup programs - it's just fine. I wiped the hard drives to install Windows 10, so only bare essentials are installed - Adobe stuff, Java, Norton, MBAM, and of course, Dota 2 and Metal Gear Solid V.
No issues in Windows 7 premium, or 8.1 equivalents
Windows 10 Pro
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Core, 2.33GHz x4
HD: Western Digital Raptor Hard Drives, 500GBx2 in SATA Raid 0
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti - Driver Updated Dec 1st, 2015 (and yes, I've clean installed)
RAM: Corsair RAM 8 GB (added 4 after moving to x64 bit)
Power: Thermocool 800V Power supply
Sound: Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme
New fans as of last year, I'm pretty meticulous at taking the dust out w/o frying components. Was a pretty sweet rig 7 years ago
I must say that there seems to be no issues typing this to you, browsing the net, YouTube, or anything simplistic. So, you gotta leak an awful lot of memory to sink this boat, but what's odd is the duration between freezes is pretty random. Could be hours. Could be a moment after I leave the Start menu.
Where is the hole? How do I plug it? Or, is the boat sinking because of something else entirely? Anyone else experienced something similar and solved it? Is Google really the Second Coming because it knows and watches everything you do, all the time? These critical questions need answers - Please help!