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Hey all, l am currently uber frustrated at the moment as my Rig is throwing up random crashes, its not BSOD it jus t crashes unexpectedly like l have shut it down normally.

Specs are:

CPU 1090T (stock at the moment)
MB GA990FXAUD7
OS WIN 7 Home Premium 64 (OCZ Vertex II 120 GB)
6TB of media drives
2x Asus 6850
8 GB Gskill Sniper Ram (Stock timing and speed)
PSU Corsair AX 1200

So far l have tried:
Swapping the PSU out
Swapping the Ram out, different slots etc
Reinstalled Windows 3 times
Change the power outlet, removed all but the bare bones plugs from my powerboard
Update all the drivers, roll back the drivers
Revert to failsafe default through Bios
Ran Memtest for 9 hours, Windows Memory Diagnostic no errors.

I am at a complete loss sometimes it'll run for a few hours then crash, sometimes I'll rip a CD and it crashes, sometimes l can game for hours no problems then it'll crash while idling on the desktop. I have a custom loop so heats not a problem, same with dust as the inside of the case is spotless.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated

Cheers
p5ych00n5
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post #2 of 7
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Removed the extension for the 24 pin ATX, going on 3 hours no crash biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 7
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Removed the extension for the 24 pin ATX, going on 3 hours no crash biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 7
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Managed to squeeze in 5 hours of GTA, shut it down before bed. Switched it on this morning and 5 minutes on the desktop it crashes :banghead:

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post #5 of 7
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Now my Belkin Powerboard is clicking as if there are surges and its switching on and off for protection

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First, get your computer off the power strip and straight into the wall (rule it out as being the problem - especially if it's making noises...). Then, if you can swap out the PSU, I would start there. If not I would start by unplugging EVERYTHING that is not ESSENTIAL to the day to day use of your computer (including all extension cables). This would leave only the following hooked up:
  • 1 stick of ram
  • 1 video card (onboard if you have it)
  • 1 harddrive with the OS
  • 1 Keyboard
  • 1 Mouse
  • 1 Network cable

Everything else should be unplugged. Start some stability tests like Prime95 and Furmark. If everything goes well, start plugging things back in ONE AT A TIME, and run more tests. Hopefully this will help you figure out which device is giving you problems.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wizardonthejob View Post

First, get your computer off the power strip and straight into the wall (rule it out as being the problem - especially if it's making noises...). Then, if you can swap out the PSU, I would start there. If not I would start by unplugging EVERYTHING that is not ESSENTIAL to the day to day use of your computer (including all extension cables). This would leave only the following hooked up:
  • 1 stick of ram
  • 1 video card (onboard if you have it)
  • 1 harddrive with the OS
  • 1 Keyboard
  • 1 Mouse
  • 1 Network cable

Everything else should be unplugged. Start some stability tests like Prime95 and Furmark. If everything goes well, start plugging things back in ONE AT A TIME, and run more tests. Hopefully this will help you figure out which device is giving you problems.

Ahhh, sorry for the late reply dude, for a while I didn't think that anyone would reply. Problem is solved as it turns out it was a rogue GPU, now going strong and OC'ing for the past week, Cheers heaps for your input thumb.gif
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