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Would like to pick your guys' brain on my recent PC problems..

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Hello everyone,

My PC has become unstable over the past 2-3 weeks and i'm not entirely sure why. I'd like your guys help. My sig rig is up to date fully, aside from my FX8350 is clocked at 4.6Ghz.

OK, So here is my problem in general; I'd get random BSODs, Some form of Artifacting when I would ALT + TAB sometimes, and crashes to black screen and forcing a restart when opening Crysis3.

Now, I figured it was just my XFX video card, (it's much older than my MSI Twin Frozr) And once I popped out my second card all seemed fine.

It was until last night when I overclocked my NB to 2600Mhz, (Don't ask why i'm addicted to squeezing out EVERY bit of performance out of my rig biggrin.gif ) That I got the dreaded " The file is possibly corrupt. The fie header checksum does not match the computer checksum. " After reading up on this on my phone I came to the conclusion it was RAM related. Before I went to pop out my RAM I decided one last try at getting into the BIOs. It worked, I popped the NB back down to 2200Mhz, and it booted up fine.

Now, I've ran Prime95, and Furmark and my 6870 @ 1000Mhz CC/ 1150 MC is completely stable, as is my 8350. I haven't thought about running memtest but I will and i'll edit.

I'm beginning to worry that my motherboard is dying, My first UD3 motherboard was DOA. This one, only half of the USBs work, and now with the NB crash I'm getting worried.


If someone could help out with anything i'd be greatly in your debt, I just want a stable rig frown.gif
Thanks
-S
post #2 of 7
Artifacting is usually GPU related. As for your NB did you increase CPU/NB VID or NB VID when you overclocked it? Also I would recommend getting the number on the BSOD and googling it to tell you what needs to be increased/decreased.

Also off topic, but you got a DOA UD3? That's bad luck, I've had two UD3's and worked with one UD3H. None of them were DOA and they are all fully functional and great for overclocking.
Edited by VitalShot - 2/4/13 at 3:23am
post #3 of 7
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Yeah my first UD3 was DoA frown.gif And no I guess I messed up and never upped the NB VID voltages. I probably should. smile.gif
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Yeah my first UD3 was DoA frown.gif And no I guess I messed up and never upped the NB VID voltages. I probably should. smile.gif

NO DON'T DO IT!!!

At least if you do it and get stability, don't go over 1.2V. I asked the question to make sure you raised the right voltage (CPU/NB) and not going crazy with the NB Voltage. Though you occasionally do have pump in 1.15V to get it stable I wouldn't recommend going over that, and that only really needs to be done if you have some pretty crazy RAM overclocks.
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Does anyone have any idea what I could try to help my general problems? My brother has 1600mhz RAM too,I could throw it in my rig for a week and see how it goes ?
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Does anyone have any idea what I could try to help my general problems? My brother has 1600mhz RAM too,I could throw it in my rig for a week and see how it goes ?

Here I'll give you what my Phenom needed for 3.8Ghz, I know it's not an 8350 but I have the same board

CPU Multiplier-19
FSB-Stock
Northbridge Frequency-2600Mhz I can't remember the multiplier, I think it was 12 though.
HT Link-2000Mhz
RAM-Stock 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 2N

The voltages I changed
CPU VID-1.475 I got a bad chip I know
NB VID- 1.10
CPU/NB- 1.275


I recently reverted back to stock clocks though due to me adding the salvaged Kingston Ram you see in my rig because it caused instability. I have G.Skill Ripjaws Ram. Also I think I could get lower voltage if I really try, but I'll do that this weekend.
post #7 of 7
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You think it could just be low volts causing the BSODs? I mean the Proc is stable, But I only upped the voltage by about 2 increments, (0.050 or whatever). I could raise it once or twice more and see if it improves?

also thanks for the info, I appreciate it. I can't OC my NB without getting that scary ass error though .TT
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