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Hopefully I am posting in the right section, but here it goes. I put this build together just a few days ago, and I having an issue with it. I am getting random lockups, display stays on and pc stays on but it is just frozen, i have to manually shut the pc down in order to get out of it. And i am also getting random unexpected shutdowns. It seems as if they are occuring more often when I am playing video games, but it has happened at desktop also. I have done a little bit of torture testing with Prime95 and i had no problems with it, i will do more extensive testing with it tonight. I have passed Memtest68+ and i have already changed out my PSU and RAM.... Any ideas?
PS: everything is at stock speeds
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CPU: AMD X6 Phenom 1100T 3.3ghz
Mobo: Asus M5A88-V EVO
GPU: Asus amd 6870
Ram: 1600 corsair XMS 8gb (2 sticks)
Hard Drive: Seagate barracuda XT
PSU: Antec ea-750W
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post #2 of 15
It sounds like your 6870 might be crapping out or a driver going funky. Try giving it a slight voltage bump using MSI Afterburner. Download the program and go into the settings menu where you will see a little check box with "unlock core voltages", check that and restart Afterburner. Give the core an additional 20mv shot and see if that changes anything.
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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post
It sounds like your 6870 might be crapping out or a driver going funky. Try giving it a slight voltage bump using MSI Afterburner. Download the program and go into the settings menu where you will see a little check box with "unlock core voltages", check that and restart Afterburner. Give the core an additional 20mv shot and see if that changes anything.
Thanks for the quick response, ill give it a try right now.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post
It sounds like your 6870 might be crapping out or a driver going funky. Try giving it a slight voltage bump using MSI Afterburner. Download the program and go into the settings menu where you will see a little check box with "unlock core voltages", check that and restart Afterburner. Give the core an additional 20mv shot and see if that changes anything.
Hmmm... im lookin at afterburner right now. In settings it has a check box for unlock voltage control, i checked that and restarted after burner and it is not allowing me to change the voltage still.
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X6 Phenom 1100T MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD-Asus 6870 Corsair XMS (4gb X 2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Ok, i have managed to bump it up 20mv using Asus smart doctor... lets see what happens, ill let u kno
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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X6 Phenom 1100T MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD-Asus 6870 Corsair XMS (4gb X 2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate BarracudaXT Pioneer 24x Windows 7 64bit Vizio 26inch 
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post #6 of 15
I bet your PSU is going out.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Lite-On DVD reader/burner, 24x DVD+R Cooler Master V6GT  Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #7 of 15
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Ok, well the extra mV on the 6870 did not fix it. ^^ and i dont think thats the issue... because i already went to get a new psu b/c that is what i also thought it was -_- any ideas guys?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X6 Phenom 1100T MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD-Asus 6870 Corsair XMS (4gb X 2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate BarracudaXT Pioneer 24x Windows 7 64bit Vizio 26inch 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate BarracudaXT Pioneer 24x Windows 7 64bit Vizio 26inch 
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post #8 of 15
pumaboy1254, in your original post you mentioned you ran Prime95 and MemTest86+. How long did you run those tests for?

What I'm getting at is running stability testing programs for short periods is insufficient in checking for the stability of your machine. For example, for best results, MemTest86+ is best run for at least a few hours (I've done 8-hour runs and more, but I'm more patient than most, I'd say ).

How long you run a stability test makes all the difference in many cases.

Good luck.
    
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post #9 of 15
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pumaboy1254, in your original post you mentioned you ran Prime95 and MemTest86+. How long did you run those tests for?

What I'm getting at is running stability testing programs for short periods is insufficient in checking for the stability of your machine. For example, for best results, MemTest86+ is best run for at least a few hours (I've done 8-hour runs and more, but I'm more patient than most, I'd say ).

How long you run a stability test makes all the difference in many cases.

Good luck.
Ya i guess im not the most patient of persons but i ran memtest through 2 times, and i got 2 passes without any errors. And i ran prime 95 for about an hour and a half.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X6 Phenom 1100T MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD-Asus 6870 Corsair XMS (4gb X 2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate BarracudaXT Pioneer 24x Windows 7 64bit Vizio 26inch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec ea-750W NZXT Phantom Razer Naga Razer sphex 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X6 Phenom 1100T MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD-Asus 6870 Corsair XMS (4gb X 2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB Seagate BarracudaXT Pioneer 24x Windows 7 64bit Vizio 26inch 
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post #10 of 15
pumaboy1254, what VCore do you have your system set at? Lockups often occur when insufficient voltage is supplied to the CPU.
    
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Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
Case
Lian Li PC-V2000B (with thlnk3r mods) 
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Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
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Lian Li PC-V2000B (with thlnk3r mods) 
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