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July 10, 2010 1:02:40 AM

Hello,
My current issue consists of playing Combat Arms and my pc restarts randomly.
Sometimes it takes 15mins sometimes it's 1hour .

Any suggestions?

CASE - XCLIO A380PLUS

MOBO - Asus M3A78-CM
CPU - AMD phenom II X4 955
RAM - OCZ Fatal1ty DDR2 4gb 2x2gb sticks 800mhz
V-Card - XFX XXX 5770 1gb 1300mhz / 875mhz
HDD - WD 500gb 32mb Os on here
OS - WIN 7 ULTIMATE
Storage - WD 320gb 16mb
PSU - ETASIS 750watts


Hmm CPUID HW Monitor Specs


Hardware monitor ITE IT87
Voltage 0 1.01 Volts [0x3F] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 2 3.36 Volts [0xD2] ( 3.3V)
Voltage 3 3.44 Volts [0x80] ( 5V)
Voltage 4 12.67 Volts [0xC6] ( 12V)
Voltage 5 -6.34 Volts [0x63] (-12V)
Voltage 6 -8.19 Volts [0x80] (-5V)
Voltage 8 3.28 Volts [0xCD] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 37°C (98°F) [0x25] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 40°C (103°F) [0x28] (TMPIN1)
Fan 0 1912 RPM [0x161] (FANIN0)


Hardware monitor AMD Phenom II X4 955
Temperature 0 35°C (95°F) [0x11A] (Core #0)
Temperature 1 35°C (95°F) [0x11A] (Core #1)
Temperature 2 35°C (95°F) [0x11A] (Core #2)
Temperature 3 35°C (95°F) [0x119] (Core #3)

Hardware monitor ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Temperature 0 48°C (117°F) (GPU Core)

Hardware monitor WDC WD3200AAKS-00L6A0
Temperature 0 38°C (100°F) [0x26] (Assembly)

Hardware monitor WDC WD5001AALS-00J7B1
Temperature 0 38°C (100°F) [0x26] (Assembly)
July 10, 2010 1:22:30 AM

All stock speeds on everything ATM.
I want to push my ram up to its 1066 speed but it boots at 800 for some reason.
Also want to get my CPU up to 3.8ghz .
My vcard has an unlock feature aswell which I would use if I felt like I needed it.
But all speeds are default in bios all set to automatic.
Nothing has been manually changed .
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July 10, 2010 1:50:53 AM

BIOS =

MAIN_ADVANCED_POWER_BOOT_TOOLS_EXIT

Under ADVANCED I have -

Jumperfree config
Cpu config
Chipset
OnBoard Devices
PCIPNP
USB config

I go under chipset I have -

Northbridge config

Under that I have -

Alternate VID

Which I can manually change to 1.325 V

But nowhere else so I see an option to change Voltages manually .

Maybe my bios is old?

I have asus EZ flash update in the TOOLS sections of the bios.
But I don't know how to check for an update or make it update.
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a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2010 4:10:05 AM

Go to: Power/Hardware monitor
See what your motherboard has your current vcore set at.

To change it and everything else go to: Advanced/Jumper free config and set AI Overclock Tuner to "manual"
After changing that is when you'll be able to set the vcore. I would take my time and read up as much as possible !

I would see if you can set your memory to factory specs: 6-7-7-20(CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS) 2.0v (or even 7-7-7-20)

What are your temps while playing your game ?
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July 10, 2010 4:19:48 AM

Man I have tried setting my ram to 6-7-7-20 2.0v makes me reboot soon as ram is used.
My mobo has 4 slots .... only 2 support 1066 which is suppose to be the yellow ones.
SO thats where mah ram is . Still wont work .
Temps on GPU is max 67oC
CPU is 44oC max

I'm going to check the power / hardware monitor I will tell u the Vcore
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July 10, 2010 4:25:00 AM

Okay so the VCore is set to auto .... When I checked it was 1.408 bouncing to and from 1.424.
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a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2010 5:32:41 AM

That should be enough voltage for your game. Temps look ok too. (I turn my gpu fan up to 70% when gaming)

I'd forget about 1066 for now, sounds like several ppl have trouble getting your memory to run at 1066, some don't. Have you tried the other two slots ? Could be you have 1 stick flaking out.. you could try running each stick separately. Best thing to do would be check your memory by running memtest http://www.memtest.org/ @800, have you tried tightening your timings to like 5-5-5-18-2T maybe even 1.9v ?
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July 10, 2010 3:41:49 PM

I turn my GPU up to 75-100% while gaming and get 66-67oC max.
The 35% it is at by default just doesn't cut it.

About the ram , it works 100% fine at 800mhz no restarts or nothing.

Soon as I change the timings it restarts.

May seem like a dumb question but since I barely slept last night I cannot figure out how to run memtest.

Can you tell me how ?

The memory has a lifetime warranty so maybe one stick is messed on the 1066 timings .

I will try them one at a time and see what happens if 1 works and another doesn't I will just send the messed up one back for a new one.
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a b K Overclocking
July 10, 2010 3:42:12 PM

Man bud, I would seriously question the game itself as being the cause of the restarts. Sounds like there is some serious issues. Do you have any problems other than just the game ?

http://forum.nexon.net/CombatArms/forums/8624/ShowForum...

Of course you still want your memory straight, a tight 800 will be as fast as a loose 1066.

I would seriously look at the game and your drivers, audio and video.

If this is the memory your running http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N... roll thru some of the review pages and see what some users are running into.
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July 10, 2010 4:06:22 PM

Okay maybe it's the game ,I only have restarts in the game. it sucks anyways I just play it to pass time when I'm bored.

I assumed hardware since it used my hardware when playing the game.
But when I run benchmarks or stress tests nothing ever restarts so it is the game .
You win =0.

Maybe you know of a better game for free online w/o these issues.
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July 10, 2010 4:11:32 PM

Best answer selected by josh2hotmore.
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