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Hard drive and possible motherboard issues.

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  • Gaming
  • Hard Drives
  • Kingston
  • Windows 7
  • Motherboards
  • GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY
  • SSD
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January 4, 2014 6:27:44 PM

Hi guys, I need some BIG help. I recently built myself a nice gaming rig. My specs are : AMD FX8320, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 4.0, Nvidia gtx 760 by EVGA, 8 gb gskill ram, 1000 watt power supply, kingston ssdnow v200 120gb, and a hitachi 500gb 7200rpm 2.5 inch HDD.

Everything was going great until it started freezing on smaller tasks. Great gaming performance, but as soon as chrome or skype was open it froze up for 45 seconds at a time. Then, as i was torrenting something onto my HDD, It kept giving me drive errors, i cant remember exactly what they were, but they were write related.

Then, all of a sudden, Everything froze. When i pressed CTRL+ALT+DEL to enter task manager, the screen went black, and i waited about 15 mins before shutting my pc down. When i turned it back on, it refused to boot from my SSD. My motherboard saw it there in the boot options, but when booting it said: please insert boot device and press any key. Now my HDD doesnt even work at all. That doesn't surprise me, as my HDD was old and a bit beat up.

My 3 main questions are: Why did it refuse to use my SSD when the error was related to my HDD?
Now that i am using only my SSD, Why is my PC still freezing up? And finally, Will this crash happen again and how can i stop it?

I offer my BIGGEST thanks to ANYONE who can help me with this.

More about : hard drive motherboard issues

a c 4211 V Motherboard
a c 1407 4 Gaming
a c 243 $ Windows 7
January 4, 2014 6:57:15 PM

Do you have the latest BIOS and mobo drivers?
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January 4, 2014 7:01:25 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Do you have the latest BIOS and mobo drivers?


Umm.. i have the disc that came with my mobo... Do you think i should get an update mobo driver and update my bios?
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a c 4211 V Motherboard
a c 1407 4 Gaming
a c 243 $ Windows 7
January 4, 2014 7:06:00 PM

Yes and from the mobo website, chances are good most if not all the drivers on the disk are already out of date ;) 
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January 4, 2014 7:11:22 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yes and from the mobo website, chances are good most if not all the drivers on the disk are already out of date ;) 

My board is a rev 4.0, and the latest bios and driver set available from gigabyte is 4.0... do i still download?
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a c 4211 V Motherboard
a c 1407 4 Gaming
a c 243 $ Windows 7
January 4, 2014 7:52:48 PM

Another possible is a weak MC (memory controller) might try taking DRAM voltage up + 0.05 and the CPU/NB (MC (memory controller)) voltage to 1.2 and see if that helps
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January 5, 2014 7:34:32 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Another possible is a weak MC (memory controller) might try taking DRAM voltage up + 0.05 and the CPU/NB (MC (memory controller)) voltage to 1.2 and see if that helps

THANKYOU SO MUCH! i just remembered i had taken my ram up 266mhz without adjusting the voltage, i put it down 266mhz and it works well! thank you again!
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a c 4211 V Motherboard
a c 1407 4 Gaming
a c 243 $ Windows 7
January 5, 2014 7:36:53 PM

No worries, go have some fun with it :) 
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