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xfx 780i problems

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October 4, 2008 6:03:48 PM

I am having serious issues with a new setup i just built:

xfx 780i 3way SLI board, flashed to newest BIOS
OCZ2P10664GK 2x2gb ddr2 1066 ram
e8500 core 2 duo, @ stock 3.16
74gb 10k rpm raptor with Vista HP 64bit
bfg gtx 260 @ normal clocks (non-oc version) with latest drivers
Newest available 780i drivers Dl'ed from Nvidia's site

Windows was just installed, all latest drivers etc.

This system has serious stability issues. After playing ~10-20minutes of COD4 or BF2142 or SUpCom, the system will lock up. It also locks up at random times. I have gotten numerous BSOD's, but that was solved by re-installing vista and using drivers only from nvidia, as apposed to XFX's cd. The bios is currently running at stock settings, with nothing changed, and was just flashed to the newest version (P08 i think).

AFter running less than 10 minutes of Orthos to test stability, it has failed almost 5 times. I have tryed tweaking the mem timings in the bios and in the NVdida program, with little or no change. I have also submitted a ticket to XFX support to see if im doing anything wrong.

Do yall have any ideas/thing i can try?

Heres the log from ORTHOS:

2:Using CPU #1
1:Using CPU #0
1:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
1:p ress Stop to end this test.
2:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
2:p ress Stop to end this test.
1:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
2:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
2:FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
2:Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
2:Torture Test ran 0 minutes 11 seconds - 1 errors, 0 warnings.
2:Execution halted.

1:Torture Test ran 0 minutes 11 seconds - 0 errors, 0 warnings.
1:Execution halted.

Type: Blend - stress CPU and RAM Min: 8 Max: 4096 InPlace: No Mem: 3837 Time: 15
CPU: 3166MHz FSB: 333MHz [333MHz x 9.5 est.]
10/4/2008 12:51 PM
Launching 2 threads...
1:Using CPU #0
2:Using CPU #1
1:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
1:p ress Stop to end this test.
2:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
2:p ress Stop to end this test.
1:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
2:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
1:Test 2, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922943 using 1024K FFT length.
2:FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.49609375, expected less than 0.4
2:Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
2:Torture Test ran 2 minutes 20 seconds - 1 errors, 0 warnings.
2:Execution halted.

1:Torture Test ran 2 minutes 21 seconds - 0 errors, 0 warnings.
1:Execution halted.

Type: Blend - stress CPU and RAM Min: 8 Max: 4096 InPlace: No Mem: 3837 Time: 15
CPU: 3166MHz FSB: 333MHz [333MHz x 9.5 est.]
10/4/2008 1:05 PM
Launching 2 threads...
1:Using CPU #0
2:Using CPU #1
1:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
1:p ress Stop to end this test.
2:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
2:p ress Stop to end this test.
1:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
Type: Blend - stress CPU and RAM Min: 8 Max: 4096 InPlace: No Mem: 3837 Time: 15
CPU: 3166MHz FSB: 333MHz [333MHz x 9.5 est.]
10/4/2008 1:06 PM
Launching 2 threads...
1:Using CPU #0
2:Using CPU #1
2:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
2:p ress Stop to end this test.
1:Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
1:p ress Stop to end this test.
2:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
1:Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using 1024K FFT length.
2:FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
2:Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
2:Torture Test ran 1 minutes 27 seconds - 1 errors, 0 warnings.
2:Execution halted.

1:Torture Test ran 1 minutes 27 seconds - 0 errors, 0 warnings.
1:Execution halted.

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October 4, 2008 6:47:59 PM

my 2 cents

maybe your ram voltage is the cause. check the correct voltage in bios and memory sticker (i tell you this, because this was the problem for my random restarts, BSOD-s, cpu overheating, crashing while installing even linux)
October 4, 2008 6:56:55 PM

Yeah especially CPU overheat, i got orthos to run for 30minutes now, but my CPU is ideling @ 60c, and load 99 !!!. Im not using the stock cooler, im using 1 with i gigantic heat sink. According to OCZ my ram is 2.1 to 2.2, should i go into the bios and manually change it to 2.1?
Link to the cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I do not have the fan hooked up to it right now, but this fan just came from a e6600 setup where it kept the e660 under 60. Im also using Arctic Silver 5 therm paste.
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October 4, 2008 6:58:41 PM

yes.
change it yourself
October 4, 2008 7:01:41 PM

Ok ill go into the bios and set it to 2.1v and reboot and run orthos again.

EDIT: just rebooted. Cpu temp is down to 43-45 idle. Going to try orthos right now.

System locked up after 2 minutes of boot

also orthos failed after 2minutes. is there anything else to try?
October 4, 2008 7:36:43 PM

So you only have a heat sink with no fan attatched to it?

If it didn't need a fan it wouldn't of came with one. Use a little common sense. 99load will cause issues. 60 idle is asking for trouble.
October 4, 2008 7:54:45 PM

AS i said above (if you had read) I said that after fixing the voltage, my temps droped below what the intel cooler provides with a fan. I used taht heatsink with a e6600 @ 2.8 (400 over stock) for over a year with no fan and my temps never approached that 60c.
The only problem im having now is the constant orthos failure with the ram
@ 2.1

Pic of nvidia control panel for ram:
http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic2ay8.jpg

Basically if i have the volts at my MB's default, my temps get wild high, if i run them @ 2.1 my temps are way low but cause system instability. Also in the Bios i set my ram to unlinked, so they are running at the rated 1067, not 800 like default. Im going to try increasing CPU volts by a litle to see if that makes any difference.
October 5, 2008 4:28:22 AM

UPDATE:
Im still having major stability issues when i run at native 1066 and 2.1v, when i run it at default(1.85 and 800) im fine, cept my CPU temps are though the roof.
I really need suggestions.

OK
If i go into the bios and set the ram to 800 and volts to 2.1, my cpu is way cool (less than 40c) and so far has been stable for 45minutes. I will try running orthos for a while and seing what i get
October 6, 2008 9:28:21 PM

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January 1, 2009 10:56:54 AM

because you have overclocked your cpu you might have to slacken off the ram timings my q6600 @2.4 is overclocked to 3.4 the runs at standard timings on 4-4-4-12-2t but when the processor is overclocked it is set to 5-5-5-17-2t... slacken the timings and run memtest(free download) to 100% to see if your stable on memoryonce stable you can start to retighten them one at a time retest after each change you make also put your ram voltage to highest setting recomended bt maufacturer
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