Originally Posted by ArkGoLucky
I have a few questions. How do I find out the version of BIOS my computer is using and I didn't really understand all the directions you gave me. Also, the "read this" link you gave me was a link to this thread. Do I run prime95 at the same time as the hardware info program?
And I ran the memtest for 1 pass and I have never overclocked anything.
I looked right at that url too. Sorry here is the correct one.http://www.overclock.net/t/485683/2d-3d-benchmarking-stability-software-list
Originally Posted by aramisathei
IBT is Intel Burn Test, and you actually can use it on an AMD system (found out myself trying to troubleshoot an old rig).
What DrFPS is recommending is that you stress test your system for a day to see if you can trigger the issue, and then record the results from the BSOD (either write them down, or preferably, provide the memory dump).
You can run Prime95/Linpack/IBT once you're in your OS.
I recommend having HWinfo open at the same time so you can see what's happening with your system.
My preference is to monitor the temps while stress testing (since it often causes systems to overheat), but DrFPS is on point that it could be a PSU issue as well.
To thoroughly test this system, understand that it could take a few days of it being out of the loop.
I'd run memtest for 12-24 hours, and then if everything checks out, do the same with Prime95 provided your temps don't get too hot.
For AMD CPUs, the magic number was around 55c (at least with my old 1090T). If they go above 60 then I'd stop prime and look at your cooling situation.
This exactly correct. You will want hwinfo open paying attention to the voltages while the system is under load. Nvidia rec. min of 400 watts for the 650Ti. At 430 your not over abundant for power. However if the PSU is doing its job, its plenty of power.
One of the key numbers will be 12v rail! It shouldn't drop below 11.8v. For instance I im using 2-gtx480, 3 hdd's, 5 fans and more junk that is connected to the 12v rail. Under full load it will drop to 12.16v.http://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?k=+my+bios+http://www.asrock.com/support/index.asp?cat=FindBIOS
There are several ways of find current bios ver #. There is a string of numbers in the bottom right, or bottom left of your monitor just after your bios "post" and just before its handed off to os. Sometimes there is splash screen. BIOS= "beginning input operation systems"
POST= pre operating system test. You might have to disable the splash screen to see the number. It should be in the bios menu under the boot tab. Any thing you dont understand, ask I'll try my best to explain. Its a process of elimination./ Trouble shooting.
Edited by DrFPS - 9/3/13 at 11:14am
There is a sticker on the BIOS chipset, which contains the default BIOS version. If your BIOS version has never been updated, then the version marked on the sticker is your current BIOS version: