Originally Posted by TusCloud
I have looked and looked through the 300+ pages to find the solution, but i feel like it dances around my question, so i apologize if this has already been answered:
I recently upgraded my PC to the GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo (Rev 1.1), with AMD AM3+ 8150 8-core processor. I purchased 2 Corsair 8GB @ 1600 mhz sticks and threw them in as well. Since i have done this, i have had random (and i mean RANDOM) lockups.
I play games a lot, but i have actually encountered more lockups outside of gaming than i have inside. Sometimes, the lockup will occur before my desktop even displays. No BSOD, no sound-loop...the computer will just seize to work. Fans still kicking and everything.
I have thrown the book at this for troubleshooting, and its really starting to aggravate me. I ran MemTest86 against my Corsairs and the first round hit 4 errors, while the second threw 593 (lol) errors. Obviously, i swapped out the sticks and replaced it with a 10600 @ 1333mhz 4gb of PNY. Within 15 minutes, computer lockup AGAIN. MemTest86 reported no errors on this stick.
Last lockup reported my CPU temp at 68 (during a stress test), and other times my CPU temp can reach up to 85 without a lockup.
This really does appear to be random and i am not sure how to diagnose this. I reformatted my HD and reinstalled all the latest drivers (ONLY) and i flashed the bios to F10. Still no worky.
Other points to note: i am using the stock CPU cooler and stock thermal paste for all of my heatsinks. I cant say for certain that the PC is overheating, as i have seen lockups outside of stress test and even as low of a temp as 45c.
I am on my knees begging for help with this guys. Like i said, if this has been fixed before and i just missed it while browsing this thread, please point me to the page number and ill gladly review it. Thank you!
*edit* spelling and thermal paste notes.