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Hey everyone, I need some advice here.

I just built a new rig last week.

i5 2500k
2 MSI 560 Ti OC Twin Frozr II in SLi
16GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Ripjaw
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Corsair 850W TX PSU.

Everything is at stock speeds (Aside from the pre-overclocked video cards.

I've been experiencing repeated hard-locks, but only in some games. (Hard-Lock as in, game freezes, sound repeats, can't do anything but restart)

I can play Battlefield 3 for hours, but I get a hard-lock within 20 minutes of Witcher 2, consistently.

I've monitored my temperatures, and everything seems to check out just fine.
At Load:
560 Ti's are at 75c/65c
CPU tops out at around 60c


The ram was tested when I bought the parts, found no errors.

I've tried different drivers, correctly cleaning and installing. I've tried disabling the Nvidia HD Audio driver, incase it was a conflict with my Asus Mobo audio.

Yet still, hard locks.

Now, I'm not an expert on this by any means, but since I'm running 2 Video cards and 16GB of Ram, could the issue be with voltage?

The Video cards are at 1.025 V and 0.950 V
My Ram is set to default timings and 1.45 V

What can I do to fix this issue/find the cause?
Edited by TotalMalice - 10/3/11 at 11:09pm
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Originally Posted by TotalMalice View Post
Hey everyone, I need some advice here.

I just built a new rig last week.

i5 2600k
2 MSI 560 Ti OC Twin Frozr II in SLi
16GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Ripjaw
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Corsair 850W TX PSU.

Everything is at stock speeds (Aside from the pre-overclocked video cards.

I've been experiencing repeated hard-locks, but only in some games. (Hard-Lock as in, game freezes, sound repeats, can't do anything but restart)

I can play Battlefield 3 for hours, but I get a hard-lock within 20 minutes of Witcher 2, consistently.

I've monitored my temperatures, and everything seems to check out just fine.
At Load:
560 Ti's are at 75c/65c
CPU tops out at around 60c


The ram was tested when I bought the parts, found no errors.

I've tried different drivers, correctly cleaning and installing. I've tried disabling the Nvidia HD Audio driver, incase it was a conflict with my Asus Mobo audio.

Yet still, hard locks.

Now, I'm not an expert on this by any means, but since I'm running 2 Video cards and 16GB of Ram, could the issue be with voltage?

The Video cards are at 0.9500 VDDC (Using GPU-Z)
My Ram is set to default timings and 1.45 V

What can I do to fix this issue/find the cause?
Video cards don't tend to cause Hard locking...

Mainly the screen flickers and then comes back with a Driver stopped reponding error...

It sounds more like a RAM, CPU or Motherboard issue...

Try running one Video card at a time anyways...

to see if it is a card issue...
post #3 of 9
I think you could be one of the people that has an unstable processor from stock. Have you ran prime95 to check it out?
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/3/11 at 11:15pm
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I'll run a Prime95 now and report back.

I was just poking around in my Bios and noticed my Ram timings were off from manufacturers specs.

My Ram is supposed to be 9-9-9-24-2 but it was set to 11-11-11-27-2 with a voltage of 1.66 instead of 1.5.

I changed it to the manufacturers specs, could that maybe have been the cause?
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i5-2600K??
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i5-2600K??
Sorry, I mean 2500k. Edited.
post #7 of 9
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I ran a Prime95 Blend test for 12 hours with no errors. What other tests should I run to isolate the problem?
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post #9 of 9
hm.... you could retry windows memory check...

also you said you changed some settings...

try the game again and see if it hard locks...

also don't bump a post until it has been dormant for atleast a day..

people tend to ignore you when you do
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