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I've made some posts about this before, my current system (in sig) has random hard locks, with no trace in event viewer. However, the CPU will fail Prime95 on one core (always just one) with a hardware failure after a couple hours. At stock speeds, or even under-clocked it does this. I've gone as far as under-clocking and bumping voltage up a bit. But I still get a hardware failure. I've already replaced the CPU (was under warranty a while ago) tried to replace the motherboard but gigabyte was all nope.jpg. So i'm very much done with AMD and Gigabyte, all I want from a new build is a computer that wont shut off on its own when i'm in the middle of a report. (and something fast) At this point i'm willing to sacrifice overclocking ability in a motherboard if it will just work, so i'm considering an Intel board. However I have built PCs for clients with Asus boards (and Intel CPUs) and they seem rock solid. Just looking for some input, i'm sure this issue is isolated, and not "all" gigabyte motherboards are bad, and not "all" AMD CPUs are bad, but at a point with enough issues, you lose trust in a brand...

Let me know what you think would be rock solid, if I can OC with it (I know that brings inherent stability issues) even better
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Try disabling the specific core in the bios. Or by setting different multipliers and bringing the bad one way down.

If you are looking for a solid AMD motherboard the Asus Sabertooth 990FX is great I have one and I like it.
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Try disabling the specific core in the bios. Or by setting different multipliers and bringing the bad one way down.

If you are looking for a solid AMD motherboard the Asus Sabertooth 990FX is great I have one and I like it.

That's not a bad idea at all, IIRC it was core3, but ill run some P95 tonight and make sure. The strange issue here, is that its the same issue between two CPUs my initial 955BE was a C3 stepping, and had its own set of issues, but would also fail P95 with a hardware failure. So I returned it, and got a C2 stepping in its place (didnt want it but thats what I got) and its got a similar issue with the hardware failure. Hopefully just disabling the core will stop the shenanigans. On a side note, I have heard weird things about the Logitech G110 causing issues with windows, I have no logitech software installed, but I wonder if it could be contributing

Thanks again
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Try disabling the specific core in the bios. Or by setting different multipliers and bringing the bad one way down.

If you are looking for a solid AMD motherboard the Asus Sabertooth 990FX is great I have one and I like it.

So its core 0 that fails, and that's one I cant turn off.... Looks like its new CPU/Board time, if only I had money

Im going to disable core 2 for good measure and see if it passes. Maybe total current draw was too much for the board
Edited by timma100 - 9/25/13 at 10:25pm
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With core 2 disabled core 0 doesn't give any errors. Made it through 14 hours of prime95
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