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Hey all.
Not my first post on the issue, but following a new line of thought here and would love your opinions

Could a faulty coolermaster 750W cause my system to freeze up so i have to hard reboot?
Im not asking what else it could be for the record, merely COULD it be the PSU?
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Maybe, but do you have your memory in the black slots or the blue slots?
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Edited by RedBull117 - 10/12/11 at 2:13pm
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post #4 of 9
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i have tried both..bit i started of with the blue slots...im starting to think its having fun trolling me in every way possible.
also thanks for the replies man, nice to know someone is trying to help xD
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBull117 View Post
i have tried both..bit i started of with the blue slots...im starting to think its having fun trolling me in every way possible.
also thanks for the replies man, nice to know someone is trying to help xD
You're very welcome! I hope one of these threads finds the answer. I just hope that guy was right about stuttering music possibly pointing to the memory. I mean, that could be an easier fix than trying to replace something bigger like the PSU.
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post #6 of 9
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well, actually in my situation i would prefer it was the PSU..i have a another one at my brothers house....which i will have to demand he gives back xD
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBull117 View Post
well, actually in my situation i would prefer it was the PSU..i have a another one at my brothers house....which i will have to demand he gives back xD
Oh really? Which PSU is it?
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post #8 of 9
Yes, the PSU can be the source, but is that a GX750? If so, I wouldn't be surprised, even though those aren't really too bad up to ~400-500 DC loads, which your rig shouldn't be reaching.

Again, possible, but not likely, highly dependant on which PSU you are using.
 
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post #9 of 9
A PSU can make all kinds of funny failures, but typically its something else. I think it has to do with your memory or bios, eventually bios setup.

Try to update bios.

If you already did so, and if you can get into the bios, try to manually type in all the stats from your memory directly in the bios. It should be listed on them somewhere. Like setting all the timings CL9-10-9-24 1T, and the dram voltage fx 1.65v, dependend on how much your drams take.

You might have to raise VCCIO too (to 1.18v), to make it run properly if you are running them above 1333, and they are with tight timings.
Edited by qwwwizx - 10/12/11 at 2:43pm
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