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post #1 of 13
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So my sig rig has BSODed about 8 times in the past 24 hours... trying to run F@H SMP client and it keep dying. CPU stays under 50c at 3.6ghz, and volts never above 1.275v

It's not the best PSU in the world, a 500w Ultra with dual rails rated at around 12 and 18a

It's an EVGA 680i LT Sli board with the newest bios

The e8400 is weirding me out, becasue I am folding now and real temp shows core 1 at 33c and core 2 at 41c.... shouldnt they be about the same at 100% cpu?

Any ideas?
Edited by bgbop15 - 6/3/08 at 4:11am
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post #2 of 13
temps don't seem too bad...??

u can try upping the vcore slightly if that dont solve the problem put the vcore back & try upping the vdimm

@ 100% the cores or the dimms could be crapping out

whats the BSOD error code....

if its ...''IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL'' id say its ram
if its....''UNRECOVERABLE SYSTEM ERROR'' id say its the CPU
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post #3 of 13
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temps don't seem too bad...??

u can try upping the vcore slightly if that dont solve the problem put the vcore back & try upping the vdimm

@ 100% the cores or the dimms could be crapping out

whats the BSOD error code....

if its ...''IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL'' id say its ram
if its....''UNRECOVERABLE SYSTEM ERROR'' id say its the CPU
dunno, its goes by crazy fast...
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post #4 of 13
The wolfies have bizarro CPU temp readings. Go with the higher core just to be safe.
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post #5 of 13
ok well try slight voltage adjustments see if that helps

also try it stock to see if it is infact the OC
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post #6 of 13
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i just set bios settings to default... i guess if i get a BSOD now its either the raid or the psu or the OS...

is 1.5v for the NB and the SB too high for this board?
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgbop15 View Post
i just set bios settings to default... i guess if i get a BSOD now its either the raid or the psu or the OS...

correct..... its better if u dont get one obviously cos then it gets a little more complicated isolating the problem...

1.5v is a little steep ... (could be wrong)
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post #8 of 13
try running memtest, just for fun. You may be pleasently surprised.
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post #9 of 13
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yeah i was planning on running memtest... it just takes so long!
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post #10 of 13
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ok, i didnt run memtest yet, but I am not overclocking the memory, so i am skeptical that is the problem!

I have a nice new 610w PSU here, but would anybody put money on that curing my BSODs?
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