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I had a very similar situation to this with my old Jetway mobo. I replaced the RAM, video card, power supply--pretty much everything except the processor and the motherboard. Ended up scrapping the motherboard and going to a Gigabyte.

Question: has it ever done a hard freeze outside of Vista?

I think you're suspicions are right, however. It doesn't sound like something with your OCing, memory or drivers. GPU, though? Maybe...If you're lucky, it'll be the GPU or PS. If not...then you'll probably have to think about a faulty mainboard

Best of luck to you!
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Could be your power supply crapping out.
I hope not, it's a Corsair 620W and not even a year old. Plus, my rig does not have too many components (no RAID for example) so I would think it has not been pushed too hard. Speefan does show the the 12v line at 11.xx (cant remember, at work right now) but I believe it has always shown that way...and not too sure how accurate Speedfan is. I could check on HW Monitor and Everest.

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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Freezing is usually motherboards or CPU problems in my case

Try declocking your CPU and see if that helps.

If it does, OC it again, just this time, use the lowest multi possible to see if it was ur mobo, if this setting fails, RMA the board

if you have issues while at stock settings.... idk post back and ill start thinking bout it
Ok, good to know. I will try this when I get my next freeze...my rig ran all night last night no issues (Orthos ran for 8 of those hours...small FFTs). So I would go for a 6x multi and max out the FSB as high as I can then?

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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
It can be hardware related or software related. The hardware related problem could be tracked if you were to go on default settings (you cut the CPU and ram as a possible failure source), check and change all the power/data cables you can. If you can run on only one memory stick (swap them to see for problems). You could also remove any non-essential PCI cards (like sound cards for example).

If none worked, you could reinstall Windows to remove any debris from the drivers you had installed.

Hope it will work out.
Thanks! I have pretty much ruled out the ram as a cause since it passes several memtest86+ cycles last night. I have no sound card, went with RealTek onboard crap (didn't know better at the time). On the next Freeze, I plan to down clock to stock and see how it works at those settings. Question: Do you guys think I sould go for a CMOS clear and then re-load defaults or just manually set my BIOS to stock settings if I do? I have never had to clear CMOS via the jumper so this would be new to me. Windows Re-install would be my last option I think.

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Originally Posted by STDSkillz View Post
I had a very similar situation to this with my old Jetway mobo. I replaced the RAM, video card, power supply--pretty much everything except the processor and the motherboard. Ended up scrapping the motherboard and going to a Gigabyte.

Question: has it ever done a hard freeze outside of Vista?

I think you're suspicions are right, however. It doesn't sound like something with your OCing, memory or drivers. GPU, though? Maybe...If you're lucky, it'll be the GPU or PS. If not...then you'll probably have to think about a faulty mainboard

Best of luck to you!
No, never had a hard freeze outside of Vista. I played Oblivion for 2 hours last night and no crashes! I did keep my GPU at stock though so maybe there is something there. I will play again tonight with it OC'd and see what happens.

Hey guys, thanks again for all this sweet feedback. Let me know what you guys think on my comments back.
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post #13 of 15
I would just do a CLR CMOS in this case and just run everything stock for a day, stress testing blend

The put up your CPU/ RAM OC the next day or 2, blend testing again for 8 hrs. DO NOT OC the card or anything else. Let it sit for a couple days to make sure you dont get freezing

If that works out then OC ur card again.. if probs show up past this point, you know what your problem is
    
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No, never had a hard freeze outside of Vista. I played Oblivion for 2 hours last night and no crashes! I did keep my GPU at stock though so maybe there is something there. I will play again tonight with it OC'd and see what happens.
This is a good sign. My old computer would hard freeze outside of Windows, so maybe your motherboard isn't trashed. That's not to say I would rule out the motherboard completely, but this may only be a GPU or PS issue.

Let us know what happens when you're playing tonight...
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This is a good sign. My old computer would hard freeze outside of Windows, so maybe your motherboard isn't trashed. That's not to say I would rule out the motherboard completely, but this may only be a GPU or PS issue.

Let us know what happens when you're playing tonight...
Will do STDSkillz...and thanks for the moral support. You are already an asset to this community!
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