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Yes, I built it. I use if for everything - work, leisure, gaming. It's my all-in-one PC thumb.gif

The pics that are there are from an older build anyway. Had to do a motherboard swap a week or two ago, and added a few new things (such as the CPU fan and more case fans). I'll try to get some good ones on the new build and update them biggrin.gif

Post em in the thread!
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Only thing that starts with Windows is Avast and my Nvidia drivers. I keep the PC free of viruses and spyware using Avast, Spybot S&D & Malware Bytes. I use CCleaner quite frequently to keep the registry clean and delete all temp files.

Windows 8 defrags itself in the background when the PC is idle, and I never turn the PC off. I've double checked the fragmentation status and there's nothing overly fragmented.

Temps are all good (tested over hours of Prime95 and OCCT). Case temp is barely over room temperature under load, CPU temp is never over 58c under load, and individual core temps are never over 62c. GPU temp is a little higher, hitting up to 70c under full load, but from what I understand that's fairly average.

I'm actually thinking it might be a bad memory module, even though Memtest didn't report anything. Going to pull them out one at a time and see. If no improvement, I might try what someone here suggested and downclock the memory to 1600 rather than running it at the native 1866.

THAT IS CORRECT!!!!! Memtest doesn't not always report errors with bad ram! Good you for thinking of that possibility. i missed a few pages. did you ever run hdd diagnostics or check the event log under administrative view?
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I seriously considered that, because this started as a Windows 7 install on this drive in an OEM computer (installed since the day 7 came out), and was upgraded to Windows 8 the day 8 came out. So it's probably been 2-3 years since the drive was reformatted. However... the issue is getting all my programs and everything back on here. Since I use this PC for work, it would truly be a pain to recover from a reformat, and would cause a couple days of downtime at least. Might be a good weekend project though.


I have a 250GB HDD for my OS, and general programs that are easy to install etc. I use my 2TB HDD for everything else such as my games, files, and programs that are a pain to install. It only takes 15min for me to download and install games like BF3 as i have good internet speeds, but it's still a pain so i keep my steam and origin installs on my storage drive and also all my media. that way i can on a whim just make sure any files my wife has saved to the os drive i just copy over and can reinstall everything within 30minutes if i'm having os issues.
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Definitely going to when we have a nice bright day here and my living room is well lit, will look better than flashlight lit pics. Supposed to be crappy this weekend (lots of snow and sleet), so probably next week.

It WAS one of the memory modules, but thank God that Newegg is so awesome! They are sending a new set now, and I don't have to send back this old set until the new one comes in, and they're giving me a UPS shipping label to send the old set back at no cost, so that's awesome. I love Newegg.

I removed a module, and there was no change first, so I removed the remaining module and replaced it with the one I had just pulled out, and suddenly everything got REAL snappy! My conclusion was that, even though no memtests or benchmarking failed, there was definitely a bad stick according to my observations. So I should get the new set Tuesday or Wednesday, and maybe I'll update my photos and benchmarks and everything at that time (hopefully it's a nice day with lots of light coming in!)

I also noticed that my case has a semi hidden front 120mm fan mount, so I went ahead an ordered another fan. Might help temps a bit, and if nothing else, it'll make the rig look even better for the pics, and it should come in at the same time as the new memory.

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I have a 250GB HDD for my OS, and general programs that are easy to install etc. I use my 2TB HDD for everything else such as my games, files, and programs that are a pain to install. It only takes 15min for me to download and install games like BF3 as i have good internet speeds, but it's still a pain so i keep my steam and origin installs on my storage drive and also all my media. that way i can on a whim just make sure any files my wife has saved to the os drive i just copy over and can reinstall everything within 30minutes if i'm having os issues.

I will definitely get some SSDs soon. I need to get two 512 GB ones and stripe them in RAID 0 so that I have them as a single 1 TB drive though, since I am using about 500 GB for OS and program files alone already (my 2 TB 5900 RPM SATA III drive w/ 64 MB cache is my storage drive, holding "Users" (including documents, downloads, desktop, etc., so my main drive is 500 GB of purely OS and Program Files only)). I'm leaning toward the OCZ Vertex drives here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227820 ... but I need two of them to stripe in RAID 0. Won't take me too long to save up $1,000 to do it, but I can't do it just yet.

Can you imagine how fast two SATA III SSDs in RAID 0 will be though?! tongue.gif
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hey dude i have found simliar issues from time to time, and i have noticed and i hope this helps in any way but i noticed that when i put my pc to sleep, then wake it up , once in a while ill get a lsg i mean a whole system lag even mouse so id have to reboot but maybe is it cos ur sleeping it and waking to find lag?
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hey dude i have found simliar issues from time to time, and i have noticed and i hope this helps in any way but i noticed that when i put my pc to sleep, then wake it up , once in a while ill get a lsg i mean a whole system lag even mouse so id have to reboot but maybe is it cos ur sleeping it and waking to find lag?

It ended up being a bad memory module. Newegg is sending a new set. Good suggestion though, but I also have sleep mode disabled. It causes issues more often than not, so I just let the PC run normally 24/7 and turn off the monitors when I'm not using it.

I've also heard it's better on the components to never turn off the PC or enable sleep mode. Some people argue that shutting down/sleeping would give it some time to cool off and in theory increase the lifespan, but scientifically they are wrong (supposedly). It's better NOT to let them cool off (assuming they are at safe/normal temps) because extreme changes in temperature (cold to hot and back) does more damage than continuous steady temps. There's also supposedly a slight power surge that hits the components when they are first powered on, which causes wear over time. Again, I'm just reiterating things I've heard, not trying to spout them as if they are concrete facts.

But anyway, long story short, bad memory module, no sleep mode biggrin.gif
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You'd be unlikely to wear out the components of your computer from power cycles before they become obsolete and you replace them anyway. With that said, I do leave my computer on pretty much 24/7 and have for years, mainly out of habit.
     
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replace the 640 wd sata II with a Samsung 256gig pro ssd . Or any sata III ssd but I would get a 120 gig or higher,not smaller.
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It ended up being a bad memory module. Newegg is sending a new set. Good suggestion though, but I also have sleep mode disabled. It causes issues more often than not, so I just let the PC run normally 24/7 and turn off the monitors when I'm not using it.

I've also heard it's better on the components to never turn off the PC or enable sleep mode. Some people argue that shutting down/sleeping would give it some time to cool off and in theory increase the lifespan, but scientifically they are wrong (supposedly). It's better NOT to let them cool off (assuming they are at safe/normal temps) because extreme changes in temperature (cold to hot and back) does more damage than continuous steady temps. There's also supposedly a slight power surge that hits the components when they are first powered on, which causes wear over time. Again, I'm just reiterating things I've heard, not trying to spout them as if they are concrete facts.

But anyway, long story short, bad memory module, no sleep mode biggrin.gif

Good that i was wrong and that there was actually a hardware problem.

I wouldn't worry though about damaging your PC by turning off and on. The power you safe by turning your pc off when not using it will greatly offset possible hardware failures due too the current peak when starting up.
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