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Ok here's the skinny, this is my first PC build and all seems to be going very well. I'm using Asus' autotune and manually adjusting from there to get a 4.4~4.5GHz range. The system runs just fine underload, be it Folding-At-Home, using IntelBurnTest, and a few other benchmarks software. But when I'm just browsing the internet or sitting idle doing nothing at all it freezes up and I have to reset...

The componets are as follows:

Intel I5-3570k (have reaseated twice -no help)
Asus P8Z77-V lk (updated BIOS - no help)
Crucial M4 128gb (updated FIRMWARE - no help)
8gb G-Skill RAM @ 1866 (reseated - no help)
GeForce GTX 660 (problem was occuring before installation)

There's also a WD-Red 1TB hdd for storage & a Neo-Eco 520 watt power supply.

The funny thing is this only began after replacing the stock Intel CPU Cooler. I have reseated the new Noctua twice, still no help.

Any input would be very helpful.
post #2 of 12

Can you post both your idle and full-load voltages as according to CPU-Z?

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post #3 of 12
^ditto,

I would also try turning off SpeedStep and the other power saving C states in BIOS for testing purposes.

read more about C states here: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/611
 
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Sorry it took a few days to get back to this, here are the voltages...

IDLE is ~ .92-.96 w/spikes up to 1.2
LOAD is ~ 1.2-1.4 steady

I am wandering if it could be the fact that some of the setting in the BIOS are still set to auto? Like PLL voltage and others...
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by whiskeyguy View Post

Ok here's the skinny, this is my first PC build and all seems to be going very well. I'm using Asus' autotune and manually adjusting from there to get a 4.4~4.5GHz range. The system runs just fine underload, be it Folding-At-Home, using IntelBurnTest, and a few other benchmarks software. But when I'm just browsing the internet or sitting idle doing nothing at all it freezes up and I have to reset...
The componets are as follows:
Intel I5-3570k (have reaseated twice -no help)
Asus P8Z77-V lk (updated BIOS - no help)
Crucial M4 128gb (updated FIRMWARE - no help)
8gb G-Skill RAM @ 1866 (reseated - no help)
GeForce GTX 660 (problem was occuring before installation)
There's also a WD-Red 1TB hdd for storage & a Neo-Eco 520 watt power supply.
The funny thing is this only began after replacing the stock Intel CPU Cooler. I have reseated the new Noctua twice, still no help.
Any input would be very helpful.

I had that problem for ages. Was accelerated hardware setting.
post #6 of 12
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Ok, so what did you do to fix it, disable acceleration?
post #7 of 12
Yes disable it if remember correctly. never happened since. Would be fine under 100% load and freeze at idle and web browsing/u-tube etc

worth a try

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090625093503AAjQNpS


Got the solution from an ocn member
Edited by Ghost12 - 12/15/12 at 4:46pm
post #8 of 12
My first 2600k did this too me all the time, Ivy is basically the same.

The core clock would hit max, but the voltages wouldn't, because Windows did not think that the CPU needed max voltages yet. Basically, the core can spool before the voltage does, this causing a BSOD.

At least, that's what happened to me.
    
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Sorry it took a few days to get back to this, here are the voltages...
IDLE is ~ .92-.96 w/spikes up to 1.2
LOAD is ~ 1.2-1.4 steady
I am wandering if it could be the fact that some of the setting in the BIOS are still set to auto? Like PLL voltage and others...

 

Then the voltage is too low while idling.  Disable the C3 and C6 states, and it should fix it.

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #10 of 12
Leave speedstep enabled, it won't affect a stable overclock. You will want to disable C states though.
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