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Soo I've had this system for almost a year and suddenly it starts locking up in windows, and having random restarts. First the HDMI cable would not work on my tv, then I switched to a DVI to HDMI and that worked for some reason. Then came the freezing and crashing... I've now disabled all OC'ing entirely, and it still freezes on the "start windows normally, or run recovery" screen after I select "start windows normally." I tried reseating the RAM and this did not help. I have been using the following configuration:

MB: asus m4a88td-evo
CPU: 555 BE x3 @ 4.2ghz 1.55vcore NB 2800mhz 1.3v
RAM: Gskill RIPJAW 1600 7-8-7 1.68v

I guess my main concern is whether or not I need to be RMA'ing the CPU or the Motherboard... any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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post #2 of 12
well you are running a lot of voltage through that CPU, you might have burnt it out. what kinda temps are you seeing with that much voltage?
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dead CPU is very uncommon, try using 1 stick of RAM
    
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My temps are always under 48C running LinX, or other stress tests, and it averages around 26-31C normally. I was under the impression I could go alot higher than that but I could be wrong...
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Check your GPU. Since your HDMI went out then I would try a different one just to see if you can eliminate the problem. Next would be the HDD!

/Edit - And if that doesn't solve your problem, try taking out your RAM and using 1 stick at a time or a different set.
 
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well I tried another hard drive with the same operating system and It also froze on the start windows normally screen. I have also tried one RAM stick at a time, although I dont have any other DDR3 to test independantly.. Im guessing MB but i dont know.
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well I tried another hard drive with the same operating system and It also froze on the start windows normally screen. I have also tried one RAM stick at a time, although I dont have any other DDR3 to test independantly.. Im guessing MB but i dont know.
I think you burnt out your CPU, because 1.55 volts is the max voltage you can safely go with these chips, and your chip didn't even start as a quad core, you forced it to be one, so it might have had a problem on that side of the chip to start with, and you just made it worse.
have you tried locking up the cores that you unlocked.
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Ya I tried locking the cores again. I only ever used it as a tri-core but I never saw a single problem with it, and it was prime stable for over 18 hours, and also ran linx tests flawlessly, but I spose it could just happen that quick..
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I thought that being within the recommended safe voltage I would be ok. I always closely monitored temps and never saw any danger of overheating, but I guess anything could happen..
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I thought that being within the recommended safe voltage I would be ok. I always closely monitored temps and never saw any danger of overheating, but I guess anything could happen..
Just because its a recommended safe zone doesn't mean every chip will be able to handle that. Each chip is different. For example, my 2500k will hit 4.5Ghz stable on 1.425 vcore, as where others can get 5Ghz and beyond with that much vcore.

I'd still try a different GPU to see if that changes anything, but from the looks of it, it just may be your CPU.
 
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