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post #1 of 18
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So, I haven't built a PC in a long time so I'm still researching the current tech. I recently completed a Sandy Bridge build with the following specs:

ASUS P8P67 Pro
Intel i5-2500k
ASUS GeForce GTX 580
8GB Corsair 1600MHz XMS3
650W Cooler Master PSU

After playing Metro 2033 or Crysis 2 at full settings for a period of about 30 minutes, my comp would freeze. Now, my first assumption was the power supply. So I went out and upgraded it to an Antec EarthWatts 750w PSU. Now... it hasn't frozen during gaming or anything like that but when I run Prime95 it'll lock up after about 30 seconds.

From all the research I've done this PSU, with 750W and 56 amps on the 12v rail should be more than enough to power this build. Any input as to what could be causing the freezes? I won't be able to try a stronger PSU till the 1st but I would really appreciate opinions on this.
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post #2 of 18
Hm... that is odd. But judging from what your telling us it sounds like your CPU is the problem. Just for giggles what are your clock speeds at?
 
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post #3 of 18
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Still stock, I was actually about to start overclocking. I downloaded prime95 and decided to just give it a run through on stock clocks when i discovered the freezing.
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post #4 of 18
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Well, i just ran Unigen Heaven 2.5. Made it through 2 passes just fine, on the third pass of the benchmark i locked up. What could be causing this? All signs IMO point to the PSU but i already upgraded it once and all my reading says this PSU should handle this system just fine.
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post #5 of 18
does it lock up as in the system freezes or does the computer just shut off on you?
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post #6 of 18
If it is BSOD'ing during P95 you need to look at the error code and give it to us..we will tell you what to change.

Also, download RealTemp and monitor your CPU temps during P95.
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r3vo1ution1991;13260822 
does it lock up as in the system freezes or does the computer just shut off on you?

It freezes and repeats the same 0.02 sec sound that was playing when the freeze happened until I hard reset. No BSOD and no error codes mad.gif My GPU never tops 60 and the CPU is around 54 when the freeze occurs.
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post #8 of 18
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Heh.. I talked to someone from my Rift guild on ventrillo and he questioned me about my ram settings. My ram is rated to run at 1600mhz. When i setup my bios i chose to set it to run at that. When I choose to run it at 1333mhz instead my system had no stability issues whatsoever. I can run Prime95 with out a hitch. What would cause that? Why will my ram not run at the rated specs without crashing my system?

EDIT: With my ram running at 1333mhz it doesn't lock up at all. What would cause this? I tried manually entering all my ram settings: 9-9-9-24 @ 1.65v and it still locks up. Any input would be appreciated.
Edited by flipp0 - 4/25/11 at 3:14am
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post #9 of 18
same thing happened with my system . I think it is probably because of ram voltage.
The default settings in bios were 1.5v 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 in bios.
I bumped up the ram voltage to 1.56v and every thing is fine for me.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by eagle06 View Post
same thing happened with my system . I think it is probably because of ram voltage.
The default settings in bios were 1.5v 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 in bios.
I bumped up the ram voltage to 1.56v and every thing is fine for me.
This...I was going to ask if you set the ram to the Manu voltage specs. Sounds like a ram problem to me. Up the volts a bit and if no love run memtest86
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