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post #1 of 12
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Hello Overclockers, I just joined after lurking for a while.

I have quite a large problem that I need immediate assistance with. I recently purchased an AMD-FX 6200 CPU. It runs great, it runs semi-cool, and it seems stable overall. But some VERY STRANGE things have been happening lately. When my computer goes idle (or when I come back to it after a few hours or so if it sitting), the stock AMD hsf sounds like it's going from low rpm to high rpm very fast over and over. On top of that, the speakers keep playing the hardware lost sound OVER and OVER. When I move the mouse to wake up the screen,1) the theme was changed from Aero or whatever to Basic. 2) My icons are screwed up 3)My gadgets are spread out 4)sometimes the screen resolution goes to 1024x768.
When I check the Core Temp, it reads that it reached a Max of 198C? ***? How is this even possible? I know there's definitely something wrong here.

Another thing, I just got back and apparently I got a BSOD. HELP PLEASE?
I usually get around 14C idling and 40 or so while gaming

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
post #2 of 12
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You could have multiple issues. I'd run Memtest86+ from a floppy, CD or flash drive to check for RAM errors. I'd also check with your mobo maker to see if you need a BIOS update to resolve the issues when your PC comes out of sleep mode. There have been considerable issues with sleep mode and a proper BIOS. You could also have a failing BIOS chip so you should inquire with Gigabyte.
post #3 of 12
Seems like a windows problem to me, any unnecessary drivers could be causing this, maybe? No idea, that's some weird stuff.
post #4 of 12
It sounds like some wierd poltergeist S**t ha ha, I seriously don't think it's a hardware problem my guess it's a windows problem too.
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My guess, it could be malware.
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Defiantly run memtest. If all's well, try a windows reinstall. Usually does the trick and saves time thumb.gif
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post #7 of 12
Usually the first step would be to completely undo, the OC (not just reduce it)

Also post the BSOD code, there are some ppl who mau be able to help once they see the code (that will help identify the issue)

You could also try running from a live cd, that should help tippy figure out if its a windowed prob, or a hw prob

Gl man, sucks when stuff like this happens
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombaede View Post

I usually get around 14C idling and 40 or so while gaming
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What is your ambient room temperature? 14C is about 55F--unless you have ambient temperatures well into the low 40F's, I find your CPU temperatures questionable. Not questioning you, but rather the temps that your board (or rather, whatever program you're using) is reporting.
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Originally Posted by Jim888 View Post

Usually the first step would be to completely undo, the OC (not just reduce it)
Also post the BSOD code, there are some ppl who mau be able to help once they see the code (that will help identify the issue)
You could also try running from a live cd, that should help tippy figure out if its a windowed prob, or a hw prob
Gl man, sucks when stuff like this happens

Yes, agreed, do this. Don't reduce the OC, get rid of it all together. Put everything at stock (reset CMOS button if you aren't sure what the stock settings should be).
    
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post #9 of 12
Automatically switching to basic on idle and could be winstat.exe this is WEI automatically running as overclocking makes windows think that your hardware has changed and automatically runs it in the background when idle, when this happens it changes your theme and as it tests your processor speed, ramps up your fan speed.

Make sure it is disabled, here is how http://www.troublefixers.com/stop-disable-experienceassessment-index-tool-winsat-exe-in-windows-7-and-windows-vista/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

What is your ambient room temperature? 14C is about 55F--unless you have ambient temperatures well into the low 40F's, I find your CPU temperatures questionable. Not questioning you, but rather the temps that your board (or rather, whatever program you're using) is reporting.

Bulldozer idle temperature readings are completely inaccurate and do not really reflect the actual temperature. The socket temp is probably a little better of an indication of idle temperatures.
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