For the last two weeks I have been having a real problem. I will open a file, (It doesn’t seem to matter which one.) start working with it and usually withing ten minutes, sometimes longer, the screen will go black without warning and the computer reboots.
I am not rendering, I am just editing mesh or working with the shader. I have been working with Blender for about a year and this is a new wrinkle.
What I know:
This phenomena occurs with Blender 2.83 and all later versions.
All drivers, including the BIOS, are up to date.
I took the computer to be serviced and they could not find a hardware issue, nor could they replicate the crash. However, the tech admitted he didn’t know much about Blender and didn’t really mess around with it. It tends not to crash if the app is open but not being used.
After considerable investigating I don’t believe it to be a temperature or power issue.
I have not had a problem with any of my other apps.
Crash logs do not seem to be generated. Event ID 41 & 161 occur each time.
Dell XPS-8700 with Windows 10
CPU: Intel i7-4790
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 Super
RAM: 12 GB Dual DDR3
HD: 1 TB SATA 7200 rpm
At this point, Blender is unusable. Which really sucks since I invested so much time in learning how to use it. I am considering getting a new computer that is much more beefier but if this problem is going to continue on a new computer, then why bother?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.