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Having a problem with my system and suspecting either ram or power supply as the culprit. System is stable, I can run prime95 and its fine. But when I try to run a game the system shuts off for a few seconds and then starts back up, almost like someone hitting the reset button. I just installed some new ram but I have never heard of ram causing a system to crash like this, and only during gaming. I am also suspecting the power supply due to the nature of the crash. If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Try the game again without the new memory installed.
 

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Installed the old ram and still have the same problem. I killed EVGA precision and that seemed to have fixed the problem ofr a bit but now its doing it again.
 

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Problem has now gotten worse. I am now getting blue screens, ones I have never seen before when cpu stress testing. I set my bios back to defaults to remove my overclock and still getting blue screens. Trying to figure out if its either the psu, gpu(s), or motherboard. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I had a very similar problem-my problem turned out to be two things.

One RAM stick wasn't fully seated, re-seated that.

The other thing was my 24 pin to my motherboard. It had slowly come loose (but not far enough to cause it to not boot), and pushing it back in solved my problem.
 

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Put everything back at stock, clear CMOS,and if the problem persists check the hardware (bended pins,etc), and report back.
 

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I had a very similar problem-my problem turned out to be two things.

One RAM stick wasn't fully seated, re-seated that.

The other thing was my 24 pin to my motherboard. It had slowly come loose (but not far enough to cause it to not boot), and pushing it back in solved my problem.
This problem did start after I installed 3 new sticks of ram. However I put the old ram back in and still have the same problem, I will double check the DIMMS to make sure there is no dust or anything in one of the ram slots. Did you happen to have the problem I am having with the system restarting when gaming? That's my biggest concern at the moment as I recently installed a couple 680's and I am worried about having to RMA one or both of them.
 

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Pull the mini dump files and post then over on the windows bsod section, you might get a bit more help there
Every time I get a BSOD its a different stop code. I am actually starting to think it may be my SSD. I recently got the machine stable at 4ghz but that took a lot of lockups, BSODs, and freezes and I'm wondering if it corrupted the SSD. I am going to reinstall Windows 7 on the drive after a format and see if that helps with the BSOD's. Again, I am mostly worried about the restarts when gaming as I think its hardware related.
 

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This problem did start after I installed 3 new sticks of ram. However I put the old ram back in and still have the same problem, I will double check the DIMMS to make sure there is no dust or anything in one of the ram slots. Did you happen to have the problem I am having with the system restarting when gaming? That's my biggest concern at the moment as I recently installed a couple 680's and I am worried about having to RMA one or both of them.
The HX1000 is two 500W PSUs in one unit. Try this: use two modular connectors on the PSU for both of the 680s. That is, one modular connector on the PSU would be used for one 680, and another modular connector on the PSU would be used for the other 680. If this is how you currently have it set up, then try moving one of the cables to a different modular connector.
 

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The HX1000 is two 500W PSUs in one unit. Try this: use two modular connectors on the PSU for both of the 680s. That is, one modular connector on the PSU would be used for one 680, and another modular connector on the PSU would be used for the other 680. If this is how you currently have it set up, then try moving one of the cables to a different modular connector.
I'm currently using 2 6pins on the modular side for one gpu and 2 of the 6pins on the non-modular side for the other. I will try using the modular side for both gpu's and see if that helps. Funny thing is before I got the 680's I was running 3 gtx 285's which are ALOT more power hungy and never had a problem with those.
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hmm my friend with a Corsair SSD is also having issues. He plans to do a secure wipe through the corsair utility to try reviving it. Short of buying a new PSU, it might be worth a shot.
 
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