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April 24, 2013 10:42:07 PM

hi guys, i had a problem with playing games on my pc. i bought a new pc, just a few days ago, everytime i tried to play a games my PC always crashed followed by a weird buzzing sound from my speaker and had to hard reset it. I only able to play games just a few second after i clicked new game, then it always crashed.
i have updated NVidia latest driver, installed everything that i thought could help, but still, it not works. i'm using windows 8 64 bit.

here is the spec
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    CPU: Intel i3 3220
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE B75M-HD3
    VGA: Zotac GTX 650 Ti 1GB
    RAM: Corsair vengeance RED 8GB(2X4) red CML8GX3M2A1600C9R low profile
    Harddisk: seagate 500GB
    Case: Good Case with Good airflow
    PSU: FPS Raider-RA 650W 80+ Bronze
    anything you want to know that maybe help?



anyone can help me? my motherboard only has 2 memory slots and 1 PCI-E for VGA, is this related to my problem? or my VGA? but i think it was caused by my Motherboard, because i have never seen bad any review about the VGA on the internet that can cause crash like this.
there is one person that had a problem like this too in this forum(if i'm not mistake), he solved it by reduce his RAM speed to 800mHz, but it affect gameplay, haven't try it because i don't know how to do it :D .
i'm really noob at this and this is my first build, i'm afraid that i have waste $750 for this PC, a $750 PC only for office is too overkill

sorry for poor english, and thankyou for your help.

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April 24, 2013 10:48:30 PM

750 for THAT pc?

man this is why you should build them yourself.

listen bro... i'm not sure what to tell you... it could be a lot of things... though if you twisted my arm and asked me what i thought the problem was, i'd have to say it looks like a bad power supply...
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April 24, 2013 11:02:24 PM

thankyou for your reply. that $750 include software, other things like mouse and keyboard.
the power supply? but i have seen people with better spec playing fine with 650watt (on internet offcourse)
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April 24, 2013 11:06:49 PM

are the system Overclocked ? had u try reset the BIOS (clearing CMOS)
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April 24, 2013 11:21:45 PM

rdc85 said:
are the system Overclocked ? had u try reset the BIOS (clearing CMOS)

not, it's not overclocked. will try that
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April 24, 2013 11:22:33 PM

Have you checked temperature?
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April 24, 2013 11:36:50 PM

k1114 said:
Have you checked temperature?


i don't know if this right or not, i'm using speedfan and core 1&2 stable at 40'C (idle)
i'm installing an Application, core 1 shows 45-50'C and core 2 45'C and the icons turns into a fire. so, that's mean i'm overheating? :??: 
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April 24, 2013 11:43:46 PM

It sound quite high for idle temp (but not certain since I'm not familiar with i3)....

u also wanna check the GPU temp, u can use afterburner to see it...
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April 25, 2013 12:01:17 AM

rdc85 said:
It sound quite high for idle temp (but not certain since I'm not familiar with i3)....

u also wanna check the GPU temp, u can use afterburner to see it...


sorry for waiting, my internet is very slow, it seems will takes long time to download afterburner, MSI afterburner right?
but speedfan shows my GPU tempt is 34'C(idle), i have ran a game with lowest setting in windowed mode and it shows about 40-43'C for GPU
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April 25, 2013 4:12:12 AM

update: somehow i was able to run skyrim with low resolution for about 30 minutes, medium about 10 minutes but when i tried high it was only able to last for 10 second after i click load button. so i think it's not about PSU, memory, etc, but maybe the heat, maximum heat i noticed when played in windowed mode is around 50'C. Or was it caused by VGA? but reviews on internet says that this VGA is good to run on 1366X768 (my resolution) with ultra

so anyone can help me maybe?
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April 26, 2013 4:35:15 AM

k1114 said:
50C isn't high, you can go up to 70-80C safely. I would have suggested hwmonitor, it's easier to see all component temps. http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


Motherboard:
TZ00 = 28
TZ01 = 30
TMP1N0 = 37
TMP1N1 = 40
CPU:
Core 0 = 50
Core 1 = 46
Package = 50

HDD:
Assembly : 33
Airflow : 33

GPU GTX 650 Ti:
Temp = 46

all score above is maximum temp, there isn't any temp ever showed 55'C or above
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April 26, 2013 10:32:21 AM

If that was during gaming then temps aren't the issue. I'd have to think the psu is the issue. It is not an issue of enough power, that psu can handle 2 of those cards, it's about stable power. Do you have another pc to swap the psu?
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April 26, 2013 5:46:36 PM

no, i don't. is there any software to test my PSU?
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April 26, 2013 8:31:46 PM

You can do two rudimentary tests for your PSU. First would be to jump it to see if the fan works, you don't need to do that one, you know it supplies some power. The other thing you can do is check the voltages of the connectors (notably the 12v - yellow wires) with a multimeter. It is not an end all test as it does not apply a load to the PSU - but I would be thinking of RMA for the PSU since that seems to be where the symptoms point.
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April 28, 2013 4:34:14 AM

yeah, i hope this crash thing is caused by the PSU because if it's not, i don't know what i have to do anymore.
i will return my PSU this week and if the trouble still occur i'll just send my rig to repair center to be tested.

thankyou for all the support guys
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