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System Crashes after playing for a short amount of time.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 24, 2013 6:31:54 PM

Hello this is my first time posting on a website like this, but I figure this is one of the best to post on to get help. Anyway, I have a custom built PC and the build is as follows:

    Motherboard: ASUS KCMA-D8 ATX Server Motherboard Dual Socket C32 AMD SR5670 DDR3 1333/1066/800

    Processors: 2 x AMD Opteron 4180 Lisbon 2.6GHz Socket C32 115W Six-Core Server Processor OS4180WLU6DGOWOF

    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series

    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M4A1333C9

    Power Supply: FSP Group FSP600-80GHN 600W Single ATX 80PLUS Certified Server Power Supply - OEM

    Solid State Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Hard Drive: Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    Operating System: Windows 7

My problem is that when I try to play games on my computer, after a short while (2 - 10 mins) the game will freeze and I have to shut down my computer. Putting the game on low settings does not help increase the time I can play either. I think this build would be able to handle at least medium settings on some of the most taxing games. I have updated the drivers for the graphics card to the most recently available drivers, and have the settings for the graphics card set to default. Also, as I am typing this post I have a black line that goes across the screen as I type. I am not sure what could be causing this, any suggestions. Thank you for your help in advance.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2013 6:38:16 PM

Are we overheating?
August 24, 2013 7:23:37 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Are we overheating?

No I have watched the heat of the graphics card while playing and the graphics card temperature never gets high. My system is in a well ventilated area and has plenty of fans to compensate for the amount of heat that it produces. I don't know if it helps at all, but I play with two monitors. Using only one does not get rid of the problem though. When doing research before I posted, I found that sometimes a re-install of windows fixes the problem and I tried that but it did not have any results.

Also, I just tried playing Burnout Paradise and could not even make it through the intro video. At the time of the crash my GPU had a temp of 88 degrees Celsius and a load of 61%.
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August 25, 2013 7:18:17 AM

ur6beersaway said:
Is your 6700 series plugged here=Slot Location 6: PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link)

I have it plugged into Slot Location 1: PCI 32-bit/33 MHz. The only other slot that this graphics card could fit into is Slot Location 3: PCI 32-bit/33 MHz.

This is the exact video card I have:
XFX Radeon HD 6750 HD-675X-ZDFR Video Card - 1GB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.1(x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Dual-Slot, Fan

When trying to place it in Slot 6 I figured I should get exact models.
August 25, 2013 7:39:24 AM

I think you should plug in your card into slot 6, that seems to be the Pci-express slot.
a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2013 7:41:10 AM

Corsair CMP16GX3M4A1333C9
•DDR3 1333
•Timing 9-9-9-24
•Cas Latency 9
•Voltage 1.65V

Your motherboard does not have a jumper setting to set the DRAM Voltage at 1.65v.

August 25, 2013 7:54:18 AM

mniasfreemag said:
I think you should plug in your card into slot 6, that seems to be the Pci-express slot.

My manual says that the slot I have it plugged into is a PCI slot but later in the diagram contradicts itself and says that it is PCIE1. I have the card plugged into the slot closest to the processors.

Calvin7 said:
Your motherboard does not have a jumper setting to set the DRAM Voltage at 1.65v

So you are saying that it is the RAM that is causing the problem and not the graphics card? If so, is there any RAM that you could recommend for me to buy for this motherboard? I guess a better question would be what DRAM Voltage should I be looking for when buying RAM?

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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2013 2:25:47 PM

Memory on the QVL list will work best=