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I am having crashing / freezing issues in COD4 and want to see if an overheating NB is the problem.

So would running the following put a big load on the NB for a few hours?

http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/

And Prime95 Large FFTs

I have sli and chose that test because it uses both cards.


So will that stress the NB?
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I would think that anything that would stress the RAM would stress the northbridge as well, CPU>Northbridge>RAM. Run Prime95 for a while and check before/after northbridge temps for any difference.
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Stress the ram and PCIE devices all at once.

But to conclusively say its the NB, you should test each separately first.
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Each have been tested,

I am currently running that gfx test and large fft's
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Wow, lots of people have been having problems with CoD4 recently. Including me.
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Well after a short go of the two, I noticed that core 3 was trailing a good 5 or so tests behind the other cores.

I will bump up the core 3 GTL ref voltage in a min. Could this be a cause to the freezing I wonder?
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Why not slap a fan temporarily on the northbridge and see if that fixes it?
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I have the stock 780i fan on it @ 70%.

I may try sticking my antec spotcool on it tommorrow.
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