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post #61 of 88
Yup I do believe that it is the Mainboard that is the problem. Time for an exchange. I'm not sure I would RMA that board if it's a heatsink problem. You can find out before shipping it back if there are screws on the back side of it. Pretty simple check really if the TIM is indented then it was just a bad board. If the TIM is not then it was bad manufacturing.

Either way it may be better to get a different board. Even possibly from a different manufacturer.

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Either way it may be better to get a different board. Even possibly from a different manufacturer.

~Ceadder
I agree 100% to this ^
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If the board posts and you are getting a BSOD, most probability, it is not the board. If you are playing around with the BIOS settings stop. Reset your BIOS to default but set your memory to below 1333mhz since that is the board rating. Put the memory in THE RECOMMENDED slots and quit juggling them around. If you cannot get any further call Gigabyte. That's what you pay for. Service.

Also make sure your RAM is approved for the board. This could be a potential issue.
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Hi All

Update. On saturday I went to a local computer shop and picked up an identical board...

Got home and put it altogether again...

Worked mint, first pop, no issues... Passed Prime for over 4 hours, and Memtest for a good few hours...

On sunday when also gamed for about 4 hours with te graphics card in (5770)

So I think problem solve... Thats heaps for all your guys help... It is greatly appreciated...

Cheers
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Hi All

Update. On saturday I went to a local computer shop and picked up an identical board...

Got home and put it altogether again...

Worked mint, first pop, no issues... Passed Prime for over 4 hours, and Memtest for a good few hours...

On sunday when also gamed for about 4 hours with te graphics card in (5770)

So I think problem solve... Thats heaps for all your guys help... It is greatly appreciated...

Cheers


~Ceadder
Edited by Ceadderman - 5/29/11 at 3:48pm
 
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I see a hint of Hueristic-ness thar Ceaddarman.

Good Job Stilldawn. Glad you got it all worked out.

Cheers with Rootbeers.

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Ok... Now thats over and done with I shall explain...

Same computer installed at my mates place... Going fine... We gamed on it on sunday like I said above... He gamed extensively on it yesterday... But... Its crashing now today... Im done literally... This has pissed me off no end...

I guess I was wrong in taking the manufacturers at their word... I knew that this board was on the limit for the CPU etc... But they said it would work... In black n white on their website... I quadruple checked...

So Im sick of it... Recommend me a board... Im going to get a complete new one... I just want something that will 100% work...

Sigh... Thanks in advance...
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I can suggest many, many boards, whats the price range? Also, any NEEDED features for futureproofing? (like 2x PCIex16, certain # of sata ports, etc.)
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Just one PCIE if he ever upgrades it will be a whole new card. He will never crossfire... It just needs to run everything fine at stock, stock cooler etc etc...

Im in NZ and I use www.pricespy.co.nz to find prices... Budget is around 150 nz... But could go a bit more if absolutely require although I dont think it will since we dont need anything fancy at all...
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Just one PCIE if he ever upgrades it will be a whole new card. He will never crossfire... It just needs to run everything fine at stock, stock cooler etc etc...

Im in NZ and I use www.pricespy.co.nz to find prices... Budget is around 150 nz... But could go a bit more if absolutely require although I dont think it will since we dont need anything fancy at all...
Try M4A89GTD Pro/USB3. should have some reasonably good deals for it with 990FX coming out. And it's part of ASUS supported Bulldozer upgradability. So even if you can't find one on sale Bulldozer makes it worthwhile. AND it's plenty capable of running 955BE.

Just a word of caution however, the reason that board could be crashing may be due to Microsoft Updates. If your friend's system is set for Auto Updates and Installation, it may have thrown a bad update in the batch which changes drivers. The only way to combat this is to try rolling it back to it's last known state or reformatting the drive and re-installing Win 7. You might try this before going after a new board. I know it's a pain but it's certainly worth a try.

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