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Need help advice with possible problem with a WC pc

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August 23, 2013 5:26:29 PM

FX 8350
Crosshair V Formula Z
KIngston 120GB SSD
Normal Seagate 3TB HDD
GTX 690
Corsair 1000W PSU

XSPC 360 D5 Kit + 240MM Radiator Aerocool with 9 1600RPM fans.
Coolant = distilled water + biocide with arctic cool paste.

Now after we assembled this. It went really well BIOS of the ROG board is average of 27/32 on idle on CPU. GPU solid 27 on idle.

We've had a problem with a BSOD related to an asus utility driver which we fixed. No leaks and i've had it prime95'ed for about 3/4 hours with no issues. And than suddenly , i get a crash during play of BF3. Crash as in no BSOD no message just random shutdown afterwards it restarts properly and keeps on going.

So i think weird...... I've done memtest to no avail prime95 seems to be rocking it solidly. I've played arma 3 for about an hour with no issues. Now i've build this for a friend he bought the hardware i am just helping. But what seems weird to me is the following.

The system's temps are bothering me. There is alot of fluctuation going on and even despite the 560MM radiator space with the massive fans and watercooling doesn't 27 idle sound too LOW for a FX8350 ? I am running the most intensive prime 95 test possible. As i write this and the temp is 43 Degree.

43 degree FX8350 during prime95 heat test. I've checked every temp software known to men. From Speedfan to HWMonitor to amd overdrive to everest to asus suite etc coretemp. They are ALL different. Different temps on every single one of those programs and i am not talking minor difference but 10/15 degree.

GPU with GPUZ is solidly at around 40 never actually checked it while in game. It just randomly shutsdown i am at my wits end. All tests i've been able to run have been passed with no issues. Note i can't get hirens as the internet is too horrible.

My last bastion of hope is PSU problem or perhaps fluctuation of the power of the house. So tomorrow i think i will multimeter test the CPU see if all the voltage is correct. If the voltage is good and the CPU withstands hours of prime95. Ram survives memtest with no issues. And mobo has no red lights i am not sure what could be tripping this computer.

ANy advices would be appreciated please excuse the length and randomness of it all. It is 1AM and i am very frustrated after a week of horrific problems with this pc.

PC Picture above.


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August 24, 2013 2:48:17 PM

Just to answer to the people who might eventually read this ( btw thanks for not suggesting anything !) The answer was an overloaded extension cable. It had 4 things plugged into it and a USB HDD pushed it too far. So the PSU couldn't take enough power when it needed it.


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a b K Overclocking
August 24, 2013 3:50:13 PM

Pretty bad advice plugging an expensive pc straight into wall socket, you should use a surge protector
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August 25, 2013 4:00:24 AM

kiezz said:
Pretty bad advice plugging an expensive pc straight into wall socket, you should use a surge protector

Indeed you seem wise, the rough 10 years age of my TV which is plugged straight into the wall socket does attribute to the rightness of your answer. Surge protectors are like marrage you pay and get nothing back.
August 25, 2013 4:01:45 AM

kiezz said:
Pretty bad advice plugging an expensive pc straight into wall socket, you should use a surge protector

I am picking your worthless answer as solution to close this pathetic thread. You have been of zero help to anyone and specificity to me. Always remember that.
a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2013 5:33:23 AM

Thanks ill live with that knowledge