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Maximus IV Extreme Random Freeze Issue

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First my build:


MOBO - Asus Maximus IV Extreme - ROG

CPU - i7 2600k

GPU - EVGA GTX 580

RAM - 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws (designed specifically for Sandy Bridge Processors)

HD - 256 GB Corsair SSD

PSU - Corsair AX1200 (yes, way more than I need, but I plan to add a 2nd GTX 580 in the future and I operate under the pretense that it's better to have and not need than need and not have)




Now, my issue is that I experience completely random freezes. Sometimes I can game for hours on end with no issues, other times it will freeze on me twice in an hour. I've noticed that any time I leave for more than an hour and come back to it, it's always frozen. No error message or anything, just frozen on the screen. The time is stuck on the time that it froze, and I cant move the mouse or anything.


The only thing I could think of is that my RAM is not on the "Qualified Vendors List", but I've perused forums and seen people build systems with same RAM and MOBO and have no issues.

I RMA'd the board to Asus, they sent me a different board, and whattaya know....EXACT SAME ISSUE!

I had this same exact build on a ECS Black Extreme MOBO and it worked fine with no issues. I returned that one because it was one of the initial builds for the sandy bridge and had the issues, so I took the opportunity to exchange it and go with the Maximus IV Extreme and now nothing but issues. When I did the change, I literally took pieces from the old board and put them right into the Maximus IV Extreme...they didnt sit on a shelf for weeks and get knocked over or anything....straight from one to the other.

Thoroughly annoyed that I paid over $350 for a mobo and it's not working at all! Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
256GB Corsair SSD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 27-Inch LED Logitech G-15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX1200 Storm Sniper Logitech G-500 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
256GB Corsair SSD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 27-Inch LED Logitech G-15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX1200 Storm Sniper Logitech G-500 
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post #2 of 6
Is your CPU currently overclocked, or anything for that matter?

If it is overclocked, iirc freeze with no warning means the VTT is to low.

My suggestion would be to run Memtest diagnostic on the RAM to see if that's the problem

http://www.memtest86.com/
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1100T - 4.40Ghz 990FXA-UD7 VTX3D HD6990 Ripjaws - 1900Mhz CL8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
S3 120gb SSD + 4 x 2TB green Win 7 Ultimate Panasonic 42" + BenQ G2420HD AX1200 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr OCN View Post
Is your CPU currently overclocked, or anything for that matter?

My suggestion would be to run Memtest diagnostic on the RAM to see if that's the problem

http://www.memtest86.com/

not overclocked....ran it right out of the box and plugged and play with the freeze issues.

I suppose I'll try the memtest when I return home this afternoon.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
256GB Corsair SSD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 27-Inch LED Logitech G-15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX1200 Storm Sniper Logitech G-500 
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i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
256GB Corsair SSD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 27-Inch LED Logitech G-15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX1200 Storm Sniper Logitech G-500 
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post #4 of 6
Might be an issue with sleep/suspend mode? I know my Sabretooth will BSOD when I let it go into sleep mode, so I disabled it.
MIVE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k (4.7ghz at 1.33v) Asus Maximus IV Extreme MSI GTX 980 Ti 6G Gaming  16GB(4x4GB) G. Skil Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Asus dvd-rom (sata) Corsair H105 Windows 8.1 X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ROG Swift Filco Ninja OCZ ZX1000W Silverstone Raven RV02 
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Cyborg RAT 7  Steel Series 
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i5 2500k (4.7ghz at 1.33v) Asus Maximus IV Extreme MSI GTX 980 Ti 6G Gaming  16GB(4x4GB) G. Skil Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Asus dvd-rom (sata) Corsair H105 Windows 8.1 X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus ROG Swift Filco Ninja OCZ ZX1000W Silverstone Raven RV02 
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post #5 of 6
I have exactly the same issue!! To be honest, many people have freezing issues with asus MBs. I don't know what's the deal, but it's annoying. I have the freeze issue since I built a SB rig in Jan and haven't found a solution yet, but was able to decrease the freezing by disabling C3/C6.

It usually freezes on FF, but yesterday froze while playing SC2. I was so pissed and almost ready to dump this box.
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I swapped out my RAM with the 8 GB (4GBx2) Corsair 1600 kit that is on the Qualified Vendors List on Friday. It's been on all weekend and hasn't frozen once, so the issue seems to have been fixed.


If you are having the issue, I'd suggest checking to see if your RAM is on the Qualified Vendors List, and if it isn't, then change to some RAM that is.



I'll be a bit upset if they update the BIOS or something to support the RAM I just got rid of, but oh well
Edited by RacinJason - 6/6/11 at 4:29am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
256GB Corsair SSD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 27-Inch LED Logitech G-15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX1200 Storm Sniper Logitech G-500 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
256GB Corsair SSD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 27-Inch LED Logitech G-15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX1200 Storm Sniper Logitech G-500 
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