Hello fellow overclockers,
i've been using these forums for a long time for my research on any problems i've had with my previous system and that ran great but it's abit outdated.
so about 2 weeks ago i took some cash from under my pillow and bought a monster pc.
i'm not new to building my custom pc but i've had some problems and can't find any answers anywhere.
1st of all i'm having coil noise from PSU, i'm aware that this can't be helped and ill exchange it soon for a fresh one, from what i've read there is only the anoying noise not fluxations on the rails so i've been testing in this noise. I'm however suspecting the psu could be responsible for the following 2 issues.
issue1: 30-40 secs freezes (not black screens) during browsing the web or navigating my windows explorer, i have found error logs waring about iastor0 not responding in time ( i'm pretty sure the iastor0 refers to hdd0 wich would be my ssd (read up on that and tried firmware update but it has the latest)
issue2: i've been having screen freezes in games (especially heavy games) plz note that these freezes throw my monitor full with vertical yellow bars (sound still going, even g15 clock still ticking) waited like 15min but crashes hard, reset only option.
games that crash arround 15-20 min:
Crysis 2 (all settings max)
GTA4 (all settings max)
games that i can play for hours and hours:
World of Warcraft (all settings max)
NFS Shift2 (all settings max)
now for the questions :
could these problems all come from the faulty PSU ?
is my SSD defective ?
these game crashes are driver or hardware related ?
plz note that i have to travel 150km to the computerstore i bought this at and if i go swap my PSU i hate to go again next week and swap the gfx card or harddisk. i'll pickup a heatsink that will allow my memory inserted while there is a fan on it aswell wich could be the 212 that everyone is using
btw all my temps and voltages are completely normal all the time.
i hope anyone has an answer or two to these questions.
thnx in advance
BartOZEdited by BartOZ - 5/29/11 at 11:56pm