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My computers been freezing / locking up lately and I can't figure out why. It only happens when I leave idle for a while. It never locks up while in use or in games. I've noticed that I can't open up Task Manager and Windows Explorer results in the spinning wheel. Any peripherals being charged with stop being charged until I restart the entire computer. Sometimes a few open programs will continue to run normally, such as Pidgin and Spotify but the rest of the computer will be frozen and unable to be used. Chrome always freezes and the aero border becomes messed up. Sometimes my internet will drop.

My power settings are custom with everything put to never sleep and max performance. RAM has passed 10 passes of MemTest86+ and I have no idea why its freezing.

Here are my specs:
CPU: i7 2600K (4GHz)
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Motherboard (BIOS updated to 2.1
RAM: 4x4GB of G.Skill RipJawsX 1600Mhz (XMP)
GPU: eVGA GTX480 (Stock voltages and clock)
HDD: Crucial C300 64GB SSD
PSU: OCZ ZX850W 80+ GOLD
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post #2 of 31

Are you using an Offset CPU voltage?

    
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Are you using an Offset CPU voltage?

I'm sorry but can you clarify? I overclocked a long time ago and I think I had some software do it for me.
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I'm sorry but can you clarify? I overclocked a long time ago and I think I had some software do it for me.

 

Does the voltage sit really low while it's idling, such as like 1.0V or somewhere in that range?

    
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I think it might be a overclocking instability, try running in the stock settings.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Does the voltage sit really low while it's idling, such as like 1.0V or somewhere in that range?

Yeah, I just pulled up the ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility and my VCore is around 0.964V @ 5% load. Its also running at 1600MHz at the moment. And my CPU Voltage Offset is +0V from what I can tell.
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post #7 of 31
Your voltage is too low, try changing it slightly up in the bios, if you can't tell me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blu3phoenix View Post


Yeah, I just pulled up the ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility and my VCore is around 0.964V @ 5% load. Its also running at 1600MHz at the moment. And my CPU Voltage Offset is +0V from what I can tell.

 

Then the C-states called "C3" and "C6" need to be disabled.  I do not know if this can be done with the software, so you may have to do this in the BIOS.  Really though, everything should be done in the BIOS anyway.

 

Disabling C3 and C6 will clear this right up and then you can be on your way.  ;)

    
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Your voltage is too low, try changing it slightly up in the bios, if you can't tell me.

Actually, I just went into BIOS and I'm running stock (3.5GHz) everything and CPU Voltage is on Auto. How embarassing redface.gif that I had no idea.
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post #10 of 31

The Offset is set to Auto?  That's not a good thing.  It makes the voltage higher than it needs to be when overclocking.  However, this is not why you're getting idle lock-ups.

    
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Microsoft Intellimouse Optical (not 1.1A) Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Microsoft Intellimouse Optical (not 1.1A) Basic, but premium round 
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