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Sorry, but since the last post, I have acquired a new motherboard.

I just bough a Gigabyte Nforce 570.

So I was wondering if this would be a better piece of equipment then the ASUS motherboard that is still in my signature or if I will get along the same overclocking with it. I know it all depends on the hardware, but I am wondering.

Also, has their been any other users that have used this motherboard to overclock?

Thanks.

-GH0

Edit:
After trying to overclock it, and then stress testing it... After a minute it just shuts down? Could this be due to an unstable overclock, or some sort of Power mechanism?
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post #12 of 22
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Edit:
After trying to overclock it, and then stress testing it... After a minute it just shuts down? Could this be due to an unstable overclock, or some sort of Power mechanism?
Gho, could be a few things. It might be a thermal setting that is in the BIOS. Perhaps when a certain temperature has been reached the machine will automatically shut off. Unfortunately I have no experience with this GA board so I can't tell you off hand. I highly doubt it's your Corsair PSU...but of course you never know. If you have a second PSU laying around you could always test with that to see if the problem reproduces itself.
What kind of overclock are you trying with this motherboard? What are the temps like?

Let us know

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post #13 of 22
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The temps are below 100 F. Normally with the cooler I have, the highest I have gotten was 95. The overclock I was trying, Was I believe, in the 3.0 to 3.5 range (Sorry, as detailed as I can be. Not the most important information I would remember in a day.). I didn't think it was the Corsair PSU either, so I dropped it back down to stock and started testing and it ran for a good 30 minutes with it shutting itself down.
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The temps are below 100 F. Normally with the cooler I have, the highest I have gotten was 95. The overclock I was trying, Was I believe, in the 3.0 to 3.5 range (Sorry, as detailed as I can be. Not the most important information I would remember in a day.). I didn't think it was the Corsair PSU either, so I dropped it back down to stock and started testing and it ran for a good 30 minutes with it shutting itself down.
Thanks

-GH0
Gho, have you tried running the stress test at stock settings to see if the problem reproduces itself? Hopfully it's not your refurb motherboard causing problems.

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Gho, have you tried running the stress test at stock settings to see if the problem reproduces itself? Hopfully it's not your refurb motherboard causing problems.

Good luck
I would note that, I do have a new motherboard. The Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 Series.
Yes, I have tried running the stress tester at stock settings. (see post above, should be the thirs or fourth sentence).
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I would note that, I do have a new motherboard. The Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 Series.
Yes, I have tried running the stress tester at stock settings. (see post above, should be the thirs or fourth sentence).
Gho, I apologize...I always miss the my own questions lol.

If it's shutting down at stock settings then there is obviously a hardware conflict somewhere or perhaps a component is faulty/failing. Perhaps maybe you should pull the PSU and check the voltages or if you can borrow another PSU from a buddy you could test things that way too. In the first few minutes of stressing what are your temperatures like? Are you on a surge protector/UPS?

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post #17 of 22
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thInk3r, I think you may need to go back to that commodore 64.

It doesn't shut down at stock, it runs for 30 minutes at stock fine. During that my temps at load are 80- 85 F.
If I overclock it to the 3.0 -3.5 Range, then it shuts down, usually in a minute or less. During this time, my temps are around the 85 -93 range.
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It doesn't shut down at stock
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so I dropped it back down to stock and started testing and it ran for a good 30 minutes with it shutting itself down.
Sorry Gho, I guess your post is confusing me.
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post #19 of 22
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No problem. I will check when I have the time to see in BIOS if the option for shutting down or something regarding the current issue exists. Need to write a paper right now.
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thInk3r, I didn't see any option regarding that. I currently just reinstalled XP, due to it not loading after an HP Driver Install.

Will see if this will change anything/
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