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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by h0thead132 View Post

Is this something with my Motherboard? Graphics? or Bethesda?

As far as I know, I could not tell you what or why (and I don't know Skyrim also): probably (or more probably) it may be something related to your current CF setup of 5770, or to their drivers, even if that setup should be capable of running at high settings almost any contemporary game.

A somehow similar visual "effect" happened a while ago to me while trying to play Assassin's Creed: Revelations with decent resolution on an underpowered rig.
With an E5800, when pumped up to 4.5GHz (334 x 13.5, 1.5Vcore), I see somehow similar artifact on heavy snowfalls, which didn't happen when running at stock speed.
I don't know/understand if you are oc'ing your X3 (or your 5770s), but in case it may be worthwhile to give a try at stock and see.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by marc1 View Post

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Originally Posted by h0thead132 View Post

Is this something with my Motherboard? Graphics? or Bethesda?

As far as I know, I could not tell you what or why (and I don't know Skyrim also): probably (or more probably) it may be something related to your current CF setup of 5770, or to their drivers, even if that setup should be capable of running at high settings almost any contemporary game.

A somehow similar visual "effect" happened a while ago to me while trying to play Assassin's Creed: Revelations with decent resolution on an underpowered rig.
With an E5800, when pumped up to 4.5GHz (334 x 13.5, 1.5Vcore), I see somehow similar artifact on heavy snowfalls, which didn't happen when running at stock speed.
I don't know/understand if you are oc'ing your X3 (or your 5770s), but in case it may be worthwhile to give a try at stock and see.

I am not OC'ing anything at the moment which is what is worrying me the most. I have not OC'ed anything anything since summer...
post #13 of 18
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Well the decision is down to this, unlike most guys my age I still go through my mother for spending money as a moral "buffer"

She has told me that if I need to I can get a new board and with her help I have $200 to spend on it.

Now should I tell her the board is dead and pick up either (I have not decided yet) an ASUS Sabertooth 990fx OR the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX

OR

Should I tell her that the board is fine (which it seems to be, passed all my stress tests easily) and save the money?


PS: I was planning on getting one of these boards this summer anyhow when I get some money from a summer internship.

EDIT: well, maybe less ok than I thought. Just got the 116 BSOD error code which is for graphics when nothing was running other than Google docs, Microsoft word, and Pandora
Edited by h0thead132 - 3/19/12 at 7:27pm
post #14 of 18
Some posts ago, you told us that you performed some stress-testing/troubleshooting, but you spared the details.

What exactly have you done?

About the new mobo, personally I would save that money, even because the AMD platform, at least for the next two years, definitely is not the way to go.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
I ran prime 95 and Furmark over night with no issues and also ram memtest86+ without issue

but if I am running a few non-invasive tasks like MS Word and Chrome it crashes...


From the research I have found the BSOD code seems to commonly be low North Bridge Voltage but seeing as I am not OC'ing anything my money is going on that my board is busted...
post #16 of 18
You should give us some info about temps and voltages (yes, I know...).

I would do a 24hrs logging with something like HwInfo set on "sensor only" mode (normal usage, no stress testing).
Even better, if I should have a spare disk, I would remove a 5770, do a fresh Windows install, and then logging 24hrs.

At any rate, I would be cautious about blaming the mobo only: I think it may be the graphics, and less probably even the PSU.
Or an OS/drivers issue.

Does the mobo come with any monitoring software?
Edited by marc1 - 3/20/12 at 6:36am
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by marc1 View Post

You should give us some info about temps and voltages (yes, I know...).

I would do a 24hrs logging with something like HwInfo set on "sensor only" mode (normal usage, no stress testing).
Even better, if I should have a spare disk, I would remove a 5770, do a fresh Windows install, and then logging 24hrs.

At any rate, I would be cautious about blaming the mobo only: I think it may be the graphics, and less probably even the PSU.
Or an OS/drivers issue.

Does the mobo come with any monitoring software?

it's a low end MSI board, what is your vote?

I was going to upgrade the board anyhow this summer and by the sounds of it I just landed a darn good internship in my home town so I don't have to worry about apartment expenses this summer so I think I am just going to get the board and call it, if there are more issues after that I will go from there.

And btw, my cpu voltage was at 1.41V at 30°C max load and my graphics are at stock 1.2 volts and hit 67°C at max
post #18 of 18
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Well it BSOD'ed again on me while I was in class and it was just idling at the desktop

Everything was running stock and there was only one graphics card in it

Still the same 116 BSOD code, switching out to my other card and going to another 3hr class to see if it does it again...
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