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Last night, while playing GTA5, my computer froze.

I thought nothing of it until this morning and it kept black screening over and over randomly. Sometimes it would take 5 minutes and other times a few hours. No temps were going too high, and no hardware failed to show up under Device Manager.

I reinstalled Windows, and while I was installing drivers it black screened again.

When it black screens the reset and power buttons don't respond. I also noticed my keyboard and mouse (LED lit) turn off.

Any guesses as to what is going on?
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Is this the "PC2" system in your sig? You have a really good PSU but I wouldn't rule that out as a culprit for this. It's hard to narrow it down so I would just go through a checklist to track down the culprit hardware. The UD3 likes to get a pretty hot on the VRM with an overclock, hopefully we're not looking at a board failure.

For issues like this I usually will try to rule out where the issue is coming from. Run the system barebones (strip it down to one stick of ram, just your OS drive, remove all optical drives and usb devices besides keyboard + mouse. Set bios to defaults, no overclocks, reset your CMOS.

1) do you have a spare power supply to test it with, if you do swap them and rule out the G2 as an issue.
2) Reseat the CPU, memory, GPU, double check all cables are plugged in, make sure nothing is hitting the mother board (that includes from behind) that could be shorting it out.

if it's still crashing, I would swap GPUs with 'Girlfriend's Computer' temporarily to see if that resolves the issue.. if not then move on to the memory, and then the CPU.. Maybe a different hard drive (I've had drives start failing that would bsod PCs constantly until swapped), memory.. Typically this is how I go about issues like this.

If none of this works, I would assume the issue is the motherboard failing. This smells like PSU or Motherboard to me though sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #3 of 18
Smells like PSU to me too. When you turn the power switch to the PSU off and then back on, will it re-boot? If so, that is exactly how my PSU failed. None of the buttons would work but would POST after i rocked the PSU power switch.
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I would take the cpu and ram out and put them back in, had a similar issue,computer ran, freezed and fans stopped.cleaning the cpu fixed it either that or the motherboard has a problem, try resetting the cmos and doing a cpu/ram reseat or both
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Yes, this is "PC2" in my sig. My VRM temps never go about 40C under load. Oddly enough, after black screening about 3 times it stopped. I'm just waiting for it to act up so I can swap parts.

OneFunGenesis: Yes, after I rock the power switch on the PSU it will turn back on via the power button.

Within the next week or so I'm going to get the air compressor out and clean everything, including all the power connections.

Noting left to do but wait and see if anything happens agian.
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Sounds to me like something is heating up and powering down the board lets it cool off enough to restart the system.

I'll say that sometimes sensors can be whacky and really "Off", I've seen such with a few of my boards showing some insanely high or low temps even though in reality it just wasn't so.

One of my older DFI's for example was showing me a temp of -40c on the chipset but it was on aircooling inside my case.

I'll admit that's an extreme example but the thing here is you really don't know - The only true way to find out would be to use a temp probe such as a laser temp probe and look for hot spots. Any component monitored or not could be making this happen and if you find it you'll know what to do from there. These probes aren't that expensive or maybe you know someone that might let you borrow it to see.

If all checks OK then you may very well have a component issue taking place but I'd try that if possible just to see.
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Dead Meat View Post

My VRM temps never go about 40C under load.
What are you using to measure this because I don't think it is accurate.

UD3 motherboard with an 8350 @ 4.7GHz is going to be putting out temps of 80-90C on the VRMs.
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I've got two fans push/pulling over the VRMs. Measuring with laser thermometer on heat sink.
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Quote:
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I've got two fans push/pulling over the VRMs. Measuring with laser thermometer on heat sink.
Would you run a stress test and measure your temps using the thermometer and the reading that HWinfo64 gives?
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If there are no motherboard lights - it's probably either the motherboard or PSU or both.

I had a high quality Zalman 750 Watt and an Asrock Extreme P67 - I started getting black screens too. Then one day, permanent black screen - no boot, no beeps, etc. It turns out my motherboard was fried. (I think my power supply was going out, and fried my mobo).
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