Well, I'm new to the forums, so if this isn't the right place, let me know.
Did a dxdiag, here's the specs
------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 10/11/2015, 15:49:37 Machine name: SARAH-LAPTOP Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10240) (10240.th1.150916-2039) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. System Model: G46VW BIOS: G46VW.205 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8078MB RAM Page File: 4365MB used, 18712MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: 12 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled Miracast: Available, with HDCP Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Supported DxDiag Version: 10.00.10240.16384 64bit Unicode
Not long after I got it, it started having random power failures. First it locks up, but for only a second, then makes this "winding down" noise and then dies. It seems like the PC has enough time to save what I had up to the RAM or something, because I don't ever seem to lose much, if at all. But is this a software or hardware problem or both?
I purchased it 2013/01/26, so I don't think I still have it under warantee, but I did have to take it in once before for a charging issue where the port was loose. I often max the memory and/or disc, and I'm not quite sure how to fix that. I'm more tech savvy than most people, but I'm not good enough to know what this is or how to stop overloading myself. I'm really bad about having a bunch of things running, but shouldn't a gaming laptop be able to handle it?