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Kay so another mate of mine built a PC and has been getting crashes/freezes every so often which impedes his BC2 times which =

CPU= 955 x4 at stock
mobo= cant remeber, its the MSI matx with two pci-e slots
Video=5770
PSU=HX650

I took a look at it and found that his voltages were a bit over the top, his cpu vid was 1.44 on stock clocks which surprised me as mine at stock is 1.34.
The BIOS was reporting that the setting was at 1.40 but the monitor right underneath it said that the voltage being supplied was 1.435ish

So I went into M$, pulled up hwmonitor. It too stated that the cpu vcore was 1.44, not only that but his other readings were a bit off

CPU VCORE=1.44
+3.3V=3.38 (not so bad?)
+5V=5.8 (not good?)
+12V=14V (something def wrong?)

I'm guessing a PSU problem but would be good if the wider community could comment on this
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Software readings of PSU rails are 99% of the time wildly inaccurate. If you want to test it you should use a multimeter.

Anyway, I doubt it's the PSU. I would run memtest86+ and see if it finds any errors.
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Is the BIOS included in that inaccuracy?

memtest86+, prime95 both came back with no errors, I've tried lowering the cpu vid to 1.35 (BIOS states that voltage being given is 1.375) and it's running prime95 while hes at work
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4 day bump, his computer still freeze crashes
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by SpartanVXL View Post
4 day bump, his computer still freeze crashes
Okay so lets ask the obvious...
Does the crash only happen in BC2
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