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System specs in the cpu-z pictures.

The problem I am having is my system crashes after running a game for about 5-20 minutes, it varies. I have done artifact testing on my video card using GPUTool for over 20 minutes and see no failures.

I did prime95 blend, smallfft and OCCT Linpack tests for over 20 minutes with no failures.

Memtest for over 3 passes with no errors.

Put my system on a UPS to stabalize any power fluctuations and still crashed while playing Metro2033. The one thing that seems to be static is my minecraft server is running on my pc. I have had a few crashes before without it but when running minecraft and playing a game, I seem to crash within 30minutes no matter what.

The made me think my raid0 might have been going bad. I ghosted off the raid0 to a single FALS1001 drive and that changed nothing.

The only thing I can imagine is my video card memory failing as I cannot think of a good test for that.


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post #2 of 18
possibly run all tests overnight see if any errors pop up; then go on and rule out driver issues (i.e. everything is up to date) the slowly rules out hardware issues till you are 100% certain its gpu
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post #3 of 18
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Already checked all my drivers for the system and for the video card. I have tried multiple back dated drivers for the video card as well after properly removing them with driver uninstallers.

EDIT - Even made sure that my ram is on the verified vendor list.
Edited by Sarec - 2/21/11 at 5:54pm
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post #4 of 18
Make sure your overclock is stable. Try 50 passes with LinX or IBT, and 16+ hours of P95 SmallFFT.

Edit:
Also, have you tested your drives for errors?
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post #5 of 18
Sounds like your overclock of the CPU isnt stable. Isnt the Q9550 an 8.5 multiplier? That would make your OC 3.4 Ghz right?
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post #6 of 18
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Sounds like your overclock of the CPU isnt stable. Isnt the Q9550 an 8.5 multiplier? That would make your OC 3.4 Ghz right?
Not if my multiplier is lowered to 7 and FSB to 400mhz.

I am going to run a 16hour pass of prime95 small fft.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarec View Post
Not if my multiplier is lowered to 7 and FSB to 400mhz.

I am going to run a 16hour pass of prime95 small fft.
I would recommend doing 50 passes of IBT or LinX first. Much faster/easier. Problems that would show up in P95 after 2 hours show up in IBT/LinX after 15 minutes.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 2/21/11 at 10:13pm
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post #8 of 18
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I would recommend doing 50 passes of IBT or LinX first. Much faster/easier. Problems that would show up in P95 after 2 hours show up in IBT/LinX after 15 minutes.
50 Passes complete. The "Result" never varied. The time varied as much as 1.8s and then GFlops were steady as well.

Any really strong ram tests? Any strong video cards anyone can think up?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarec View Post
Any really strong ram tests?
Memtest86+
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Any strong video cards anyone can think up?
Furmark/GPU Tool.
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post #10 of 18
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Memtest86+

Furmark/GPU Tool.
Memtest ran for over 4 hours previously with no errors.

GPU Tool I ran for about 10minutes. Is there a time frame I should run that for?

EDIT - Ran Furmark and no crash or any errors or artifacts that I could see. Rerunning GPU Tool.
Edited by Sarec - 2/22/11 at 12:55am
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