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The list of specs are below of my current build. For whatever reason my machine has been acting bad lately and I have had no luck figuring out what is going on. I am getting heavy lag in games like Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. I turn the graphics down some it helps, but still get the lag/stutters. Lately I noticed now my machine is throwing a error code beeps while playing, and I hear the fan spin DOWN when this happens, then after it stops beeping, it spins back up but it's not telling me what is wrong. It actually does this at idle. I heard it last night and finally turned the machine off since it woke me up making the noises. I look at all the temps and they seem fine, Processor in the 40s, and the GPU idle in the 70s. And per what I read, my GPU runs hot anyways. I have ran stress tests, and it never finds anything. I also included a few pictures of when I built it. The only thing that changed was the processor is now a Quad Core with the stock OEM Intel fan/headsink. I am about to give up on this thing and buy all new stuff but really don't want to spend the money unless I really need too. This equipment should be able to handle these games fine!

I have reinstalled Windows 7 3 times trying to fix the problem. I have the latest drivers for all hardware. I have tried making the fans on the GPU go 100% and it really didn't help with the lag but helped it with the cooling. I have tested the Power supply and it's supplying enough voltage. So, I am lost!

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Processor Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50ghz, w/2048kb L2 Cache
Memory G.Skill 4GB – 2 x 2GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2-8000 Dual Channel
Hard Drive Qty. 3 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500gb 7200RPM SATA Internal HD in Raid 5 and 128GB SSD Vortex
Video Card BFG Tech Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB (512mb per GPU) 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
Monitor Dell 2405FPW Ultrasharp
Monitor #2 Asus 24"
Sound Card Audio Chipset Realtek ALC889A Audio Channels 8 Channels
Speakers Dell Surround Sound
Headphones Logitech
Keyboard Logitech Lighted Non-Gaming Keyboard
Mouse Logitech MX 510 Gaming Mouse
Surface Desk
Operating System Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 – LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX
Case Cooler Master RC-690 II Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
Power Supply Corsair 750w Certified PFC Comp.




Edited by nizmoz - 5/2/11 at 1:27pm
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When you say "fan spins down" we talking gpu fan?
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Sounds like gpu is overheating possibly. Do you use any monitoring programs like afterburner, hw monitor, or gpu-z?

Se where you temps at load are.

If they are really high you might have to disassemble the 9800x2 and clean and reapply thermal paste.


Also quick question did you forget to plug in a power cord on your gx2 since in the pic you have the 6 pin missing? Or, did you just have the card removed and forget to replace ti for the pic?
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For some reason this is leading me back to temperature problems while the machine is under some load while gaming or doing something requiring the CPU.

What I would check is in the BIOS if the motherboard has some type of CPU temp warning system that when the CPU reaches a certain temperature the motherboard makes a warning thus the beeping you hear.

Also try replicating the error and keep trying to troubleshoot it, find out how many beeps there is, is it a certain game, does it happen in only DX9, DX10, or both? and get temps while the machine is at load. Use different programs to monitor the temps just in case your motherboard sensors are off.
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Restart, enter bios, save your overclocking profile, turn off your system, also turn off PSU, hold Push power button for 30 secs. Remove RAM and cmos battery. Clear cmos for 15 mins.. Install battery and put cmos jumper back, install RAM again and fire her up. Load your overclocked profile and try again...
    
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post #6 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
When you say "fan spins down" we talking gpu fan?
No idea. I haven't gotten a chance to actually take the cover off when that happens, but one of the fans slows way down as I can hear the noise get much quieter when it happens.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Sounds like gpu is overheating possibly. Do you use any monitoring programs like afterburner, hw monitor, or gpu-z?

Se where you temps at load are.

If they are really high you might have to disassemble the 9800x2 and clean and reapply thermal paste.


Also quick question did you forget to plug in a power cord on your gx2 since in the pic you have the 6 pin missing? Or, did you just have the card removed and forget to replace ti for the pic?
I have been using HWmonitor and GPU-Z. Idle it's around 70 C, and when I get in the game it hits the 90s. Yea that plug wasn't connected when I took the picture 3 years ago. It is now. I took the card to my air compressor in the garage and have blown it out 1 month ago trying to resolve this issue. Been fighting it for 6 months and it is getting worse.
Edited by nizmoz - 5/2/11 at 2:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Restart, enter bios, save your overclocking profile, turn off your system, also turn off PSU, hold Push power button for 30 secs. Remove RAM and cmos battery. Clear cmos for 15 mins.. Install battery and put cmos jumper back, install RAM again and fire her up. Load your overclocked profile and try again...
Just a FYI, my system isn't overclocked. I never had good luck getting it to OC back in the day so I never did it. I actually have done a reset to all defaults in the bios and forgot to mention that.
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Here are some shots of my bios and temps at idle.


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So when I turned it back on when I got home, it did 5 beeps, then it starts working and it's fine now. Per what I see means processor error. But it's working. This is driving me nuts.
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