Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Random Freezes -Hardare or Software???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random Freezes -Hardare or Software??? - Page 2

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Bump
post #12 of 17
Im wondering if you dont have some kind of heat issue with your gpu,s! I know these cards can run a little warm , two of them together could be toasty,

1. are the venting properly
2. are they spaced apart
3. do you have good air flow in your case!
4. are you sure there not overheating?

Run furmark with temp enabled

ps. random feezing can be real tricky ( good luck)
BIG DADDY!!!!!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-950 @ 4.0ghz HT EVGA-Classified-3 EVGA GTX-580 6GB Corsair Dom 2000MHZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB Corsair Force-SSD--2TB-WD-BLACK windows7-HP Lg 24 inch RAZER. BLACKWIDOW ULTIMATE 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair-AX1200 HAF-X-942 RAZER-LACHESIS-5600 Steelseries QCK 
  hide details  
Reply
BIG DADDY!!!!!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-950 @ 4.0ghz HT EVGA-Classified-3 EVGA GTX-580 6GB Corsair Dom 2000MHZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB Corsair Force-SSD--2TB-WD-BLACK windows7-HP Lg 24 inch RAZER. BLACKWIDOW ULTIMATE 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair-AX1200 HAF-X-942 RAZER-LACHESIS-5600 Steelseries QCK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes I Have outstanding airflow. See my build:



Four 120mm Fans blow onto VGAs
Six 120mm fans stacked above and below radiator blow out the top of the case.
2X 40mm fan blow directly into upper VGA
PSU Heat is shielded with custom box and blows out of the case with an additional fan on the exterior of the case behind CPU.
Massive front fan intake blows half through to CPU and half through HDs and VGAs.
Rear 120mm fan exhaust.
A 40mm and a 60mm fan blows heat away from the upper VGA through NB heat sink.
System is "Dust Off"ed regularly.

You may notice my south bridge mod I added to the stock heat sinks of the MB. I added a metal shield out of pop can material that slid around the right and top sides of that heat sink in an attempt to minimize the heat entering the top VGA and it made no difference to the temps, so I removed it.

I have done numerous stress tests with different programs. No changes to my problem of freezes. The system is stable, even under aggressive OCing. The problem is completely random. Grrrr...

EDIT: I wanted to add to that last bit. I have run stock speeds, under clocked speeds, tried many different voltages and still maintain very low MB, NB, SB, temps. The VGA fan problem seems to have no particular issue with running games, video rendering, or just plain old 2D browsing and such. It is totally randumb!

Anyone have more thoughts?
Edited by Paraleyes - 4/1/11 at 8:24am
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
bounce
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Okay, I tried other RAM. No change. I have another MB to swap out and see if there is a difference, but I noticed something VERY ODD in my Everest stats:

The "Current" Values(NOT VOLTAGE) of my GPU1 and GPU2 VRMs differ a lot from one to another. The amperage(I'm assuming?) shows substantially more on the GPU1 VRM than the GPU2 VRM. Running idle is usually as follows:
GPU1 VRM: 13.06
GPU2 VRM: 9:44
They go up as more power is drawn, but the GPU1 reads way more always. I was wondering if the rails on my PSU differ from one 6-Pin PCI-E lead to another? I may try swapping those around if they reach and check out the results. Thoughts?

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Okay, I swapped the top two 6-Pin PCI-E rails with the bottom two and it made no difference. I came to the conclusion that they read differently simply because the top VGA draws more amps since it is the primary adapter and it runs all the 2D crap. Makes sense. So I'll swap out these MBs probably Monday and see if my problem goes away after comparing everest logs.

Unless anyone else has any more ideas?
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thought I should update this. I swapped out that other motherboard and it still did it. So I reloaded W7. Problem went away. I don't know what the heck was corrupted, but it's all good now. Thanks for the help guys.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Random Freezes -Hardare or Software???