1. #1
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    Please help PC keeps freezing?

    I have just finished building a new gaming PC but I am having problems with it, it seems whenever there is load the PC freezes and locks up needing a hard reset (uploading the files to photo bucket, after playing 5 minutes of battlefield, sometimes getting system info from some programs(3DMark Vantage) and sometimes loading YouTube videos).

    If I run the system just browsing it seems to be ok, I have also left it overnight uploading battlefield from origin and it was ok in the morning.

    A simple over view of the parts used would be......

    I7 3930k

    Corsair vertex 3
    Corsair AX1200 power supply
    Corsair H100 cooling
    Corsair 600T case
    Corsair Vengeance (2 x 8gb) DDR 3 1600mhz 10-10-10-27 1.50v ver2.20
    EVGA GTX680
    Asus Rampage IV Formula

    I did think it could be the fact I had the SSD in theASmedia 6GB/s serial ATA port but when I changed to the Intel X79 6GB/s serialATA port this made no difference.

    I have also run a few CPU and GPU tests (ATI tools ect) and had no problems but if I try to up the overclock via the motherboard just a little it does not want to load which seems strange (all these problems I have been having on standard setting no overclock).

    Below is as much information as I could gather if you do need any more info please ask and thank you for your help in advance.

    http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/SHAUNP505050/tempatandard.jpg

    http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/SHAUNP505050/systeminfoasus.jpg

    http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/SHAUNP505050/Coretempsysteminfo.jpg

  2. #2
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    Re: Please help PC keeps freezing?

    The only things I can think of would be a sketchy power supply (if you have another to test with short term to rule it out) and the board may not like the high density ram chips in dual channel mode (2x8GB) unless you meant to say you have 8x2GB occupying all eight slots and that in itself can cause issues with out adjusting the mem voltage to compensate for the additional load on the memory controller in the cpu.

    I would try a 4x2GB memory kit where you get quad channel without getting into high density memory chip compatibility issues with a brand new chipset; but a bios update may help if it has memory compatibility table updates. Also make sure you are using the XMP setting for the memory; some boards have two profiles so make sure to try both (XMP2 usually runs the memory at 1333 but with much tighter timings).
    Last edited by Orcass; April 1, 2012 at 15:33.

  3. #3
    Veteran Onion
    • Computer Specs
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      • Sabertooth P67
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      • 1305
      • Chipset:
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    Re: Please help PC keeps freezing?

    I was going to post and recommend setting XMP in the bios until I read Orcass' post.

    Also, make sure the ram isn't defaulting to 1.6v or 1.65v, try to manually set it to 1.50.

  4. #4
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    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • Asus Z87 Deluxe
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • Latest Beta
      • Chipset:
      • Z87
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 4770k
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    Re: Please help PC keeps freezing?

    Manually dial in the ram timings and voltage - don't use XMP at it usually cranks up the VTT/QPI voltage well beyond recommended voltage settings. Since you are using high density sticks you are going to have to crank up the VCCIO (QPI/VTT) voltage by a notch or two. This should solve you problems.

    EDIT : You should have bought 4x4GB and utilize the Quad Channel that your mobo supports. You could also throw another 2x8GB set in there.
    Last edited by QuadDamage; April 1, 2012 at 23:53.

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