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August 15, 2013 10:55:45 AM

Hey so as the title suggests my computer keeps crashing to the desktop whilst i play games about 5 minutes into the game:

Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Overclock: 25%
Radeon HD 7970 Gigabyte
8 GB DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Win 7 64
DX11
PSU Corsair TX 650w
Arctic cooling freezer

Here is what i have tried so far to fix this problem:
- Virus scan
- Malware scan
- Registry clean
- validating game cache on steam
- reset computer to factory settings
- Defragmented the HDD
- Cleaned out the PC
- Removed overclock
- GPU stress test
- CPU stress test
- Purchased new graphics card (under warranty)
- Memtest86


i get temperatures of around 40 degrees and was wondering if there was any other way to check hardware thoroughly?

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a c 298 K Overclocking
August 15, 2013 1:05:51 PM

What actual set of DRAM do you have (model #) also waht are your system voltages (vCore, CPUVTT, VCCSA, DRAM Voltage)
August 15, 2013 1:08:41 PM

Tradesman1 said:
What actual set of DRAM do you have (model #) also waht are your system voltages (vCore, CPUVTT, VCCSA, DRAM Voltage)


Well this is my exact ram model:
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

How do i check voltages?
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a c 298 K Overclocking
August 15, 2013 1:15:01 PM

Look in the BIOS, also can find RAM model number by using CPU-Z (free utility) look in the SPD tab under part number - Corsair has a bunch of 1600 sets of DRAM that fall under Vengeance
August 15, 2013 1:19:31 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Look in the BIOS, also can find RAM model number by using CPU-Z (free utility) look in the SPD tab under part number - Corsair has a bunch of 1600 sets of DRAM that fall under Vengeance


OK so the part number is CM3B4G2C1600L9 with 1.5v im going to check the other voltages now
August 15, 2013 2:02:14 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Look in the BIOS, also can find RAM model number by using CPU-Z (free utility) look in the SPD tab under part number - Corsair has a bunch of 1600 sets of DRAM that fall under Vengeance


Here are my voltages but i couldnt find the VCCSA:

Vcore: 1.284v
Cpuvvt: 1.068v
Dram: 1.512v

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a c 298 K Overclocking
August 15, 2013 3:48:01 PM
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Try setting CPUVTT to 1.15
August 16, 2013 10:16:44 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Try setting CPUVTT to 1.15


Ok so i went into the bios and tried to change it to 1.5v but its on auto and it wouldn't let me manually override it...Any ideas why?
a c 298 K Overclocking
August 16, 2013 12:57:49 PM

What mobo? do you have the latest BIOS?
August 16, 2013 2:12:18 PM

Tradesman1 said:
What mobo? do you have the latest BIOS?


I have the Gigabyte Z77-D3H and i am on the latest version of my bios but it still doesn't let me change it in the bios.
a c 298 K Overclocking
August 16, 2013 5:15:10 PM

Might want to drop them a line, should be able to adjust the voltage
August 17, 2013 4:30:53 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Might want to drop them a line, should be able to adjust the voltage


Im not sure what did it but its now working great THANK YOU! Can i like give you a rating somewhere or a bump, something like that?
a c 298 K Overclocking
August 17, 2013 5:01:21 PM

Cash is nice...just kidding ;)  I'm out here to help where I can and this place helps me keep up with all the hardware out there and the various peculiarities of some of them
August 17, 2013 6:05:11 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Cash is nice...just kidding ;)  I'm out here to help where I can and this place helps me keep up with all the hardware out there and the various peculiarities of some of them


Haha well thank you again!
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