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Childrens...I have done some research but have yet to find a satisfactory solution for my quandry, which is as follows:

When-ever I try to run an overnight bench of my sig-rig using ORTHOS, in the morning I come to find my rig in one of two states:

1. Monitor powered down, but rig not in a sleep/hibernation mode & my LAN, usb and ps/2 ports are all unresponsive

or...

2. The same as above except the monitor is not powered down and shows a black screen (with the usually bleed from the sides)

But NO BLUE SCREENS....

Now I have explored my event logs...which reveal nothing abnormal other than documenting the time of the "unexpected shutdown". Nothing in the logs reveal abnormalities, errors are warnings leading up to the "shutdown"

Furthermore, I have restarting after a BSOD disabled.

I have tried a clean install...with a rock solid stock system, and still experience the problem. It even occurs when benching @ stock. Temps are all normal, voltages experience slight droop...but dont fluctuate wildly. I am at a loss??? Even the passage of time from these "unexpected shutdowns" vary....between 4-8hrs.

Any suggestions, before I go bonkers?????

EDIT: could it be my PSU
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I'd say that something isn't stable even at stock. What test are you running when it fails like this? small/large/blend/custom? If you haven't already, try running the small FFT's. If that fails it points away from memory which I suspect.
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I'm having issues with Vista 64 and ACPI also. I cannot so much as have it turn off my monitor after a certain amount of time without it locking up. This is at any speed.
    
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Have you tried running memtest86?

Do you have the latest BIOs?

You can test the voltages like shown here http://www.driverheaven.net/guides/testingPSU/
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I'd say that something isn't stable even at stock. What test are you running when it fails like this? small/large/blend/custom? If you haven't already, try running the small FFT's. If that fails it points away from memory which I suspect.
I use a blend to stress the system. However, the system isn't bluescreening...and also, the event log would show an error with pagefile.sys (common for critical or failed mem). Also I have strenously tested this RAM @ Stock and @ DDR 540 for 24 hrs of memtest 86 1.70 and the windows based HCI memtest. I truly believe that the problem lies elsewhere

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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
I'm having issues with Vista 64 and ACPI also. I cannot so much as have it turn off my monitor after a certain amount of time without it locking up. This is at any speed.
EXACTLY!!!! I am not experiencing a failure or invalid action...my system simply locks up as the result of what I believe to be an ACPI power event. Have you had any luck with this issue???

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Have you tried running memtest86?

Do you have the latest BIOs?

You can test the voltages like shown here http://www.driverheaven.net/guides/testingPSU/
BIOS is up to date...though I am considering a flash to a merlin or ocztony modded BIOS...however neither of these were optimized for ACPI, just specific mem modules (UCCC & UTT I believe).

I checked with a voltmeter....good as gravy across 12v and 5v
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Check all you devices for an allocated IRQ. The NF4 ACPI Vista combo has been known to not allocate an IRQ for a PCI device.
    
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Check all you devices for an allocated IRQ. The NF4 ACPI Vista combo has been known to not allocate an IRQ for a PCI device.
wouldnt such a conflict cause a spike in my DPC queing???

...also what should I specifically be looking for a conflict...or an unassigned pci device???

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