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Hi OCN community!

Since i got my motherboard about a year ago from now. I have been having very very rare instability issues in-game and during light load usage. It has only been recently that I started analyzing BSOD dump files. Been using default settings for my hardware. No overclocking yet.


Right now I am doing stability testing on my RAM. I am nearing 8 passes while testing with memtest86. Should I go for 10 passes to be safe?

What should I be testing next? I think it should be the CPU and motherboard. If you agree, please let me know.
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Sometimes this is a sign that the computer is being fed unstable power. Can you tell me what power supply you have? The exact model.

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Sometimes this is a sign that the computer is being fed unstable power. Can you tell me what power supply you have? The exact model.

Corsair HX650. think you're right. It's kind of common for PSU to die on me. Pretty much every PSU i've owned in the pass died. I'm using the PSU I bought with the money I made from selling the replacement Corsair sent me, lol. I wanted to spend a little more on a gold certified PSU this time around. But I guess this one might be failing too frown.gif

I did see the 12v rail increase from 11.8 to 12.2 for about 1hr in the Gigabyte monitoring software. This was very unusual because I have never seen that in my previous recorded graphs. But I am assuming this would be normal, or a software glitch? Please let me know what you think. For all the graphs I recorded, the 12v rail would always stay at 11.8
Edited by element72 - 4/21/17 at 2:39pm
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Corsair HX650. think you're right. It's kind of common for PSU to die on me. Pretty much every PSU i've owned in the pass died. I'm using the PSU I bought with the money I made from selling the replacement Corsair sent me, lol. I wanted to spend a little more on a gold certified PSU this time around. But I guess this one might be failing too frown.gif

I did see the 12v rail increase from 11.8 to 12.2 for about 1hr in the Gigabyte monitoring software. This was very unusual because I have never seen that in my previous recorded graphs. But I am assuming this would be normal, or a software glitch? Please let me know what you think. For all the graphs I recorded, the 12v rail would always stay at 11.8

 

Is this the only good PSU you've had? What else have you had for PSUs?

 

You've got me worried that something's wrong with your wall outlet, or the power being delivered to your home. Or, the wiring in your home.

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post #5 of 9
Although i highly doubt this would be the issue with a 1 year old motherboard, i recently was having system crashes and changed out my cmos battery, its a very cheap part as well. It might be worth making sure its seated correctly. But the preivious post about a psu sending too much voltage sounds more plausable in theory.

Also going through your system and making sure everything is plugged in and "seated" correctly is a good idea. Especially to make sure nothing is shorting the system out , like some metal touching the motherboard.
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Is this the only good PSU you've had? What else have you had for PSUs?

You've got me worried that something's wrong with your wall outlet, or the power being delivered to your home. Or, the wiring in your home.

Well, I've lived in 3-4 different homes in the past 10 years. I wouldn't be able to recall all the brands/models i used. I've probably only been through 3-5 PSUs. Ya, i think you're on the right track with my problem. It is starting to seem more likely an unstable power problem. I have a fan connected to the multi-outlet with my PC and I can hear a huge distortion when I turn it off. And sometimes when someone hits the light switch near my PC I can hear distortion too.

One of the brands I used to own was Antec. But the model is TP-II 480 Blue as seen here http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/reviews/cases/Antec_TPII-480Blue_1.html

The wall outlet is kinda poopy. Probably because the wiring was done poorly, like you said. I live in a garage that was completely converted into a room with its private bathroom.. Is there anything I can buy? or do?
Edited by element72 - 4/21/17 at 3:00pm
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The wall outlet is kinda poopy. Probably because the wiring was done poorly, like you said. I live in a garage that was completely converted into a room with its private bathroom..

 

Oh... Hmm. This may be the problem. I don't know what you can do though. Perhaps someone here on OCN does.

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Oh... Hmm. This may be the problem. I don't know what you can do though. Perhaps someone here on OCN does.

That means I need an extension and try various outlets in the house? Lol, I'm willing to try. But again, like i said before, the instability issues are very very rare. Despite that I would like to get it fixed, because you know I would like to get at least a fully stable PC given what I paid for u know?

A long extension cord wouldn't be a problem would it? How about a backup power supply, can that maybe fix it?
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That means I need an extension and try various outlets in the house? Lol, I'm willing to try. But again, like i said before, the instability issues are very very rare. Despite that I would like to get it fixed, because you know I would like to get at least a fully stable PC given what I paid for u know?

A long extension cord wouldn't be a problem would it? How about a backup power supply, can that maybe fix it?

 

I don't know. That's beyond what I know - quite far, too. You would probably need a very high-end 12 AWG extension cord.

 

2 PSUs would probably just mean 2 PSUs would be constantly bombarded by bad power - if you're dealing with bad power.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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