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Lock Ups In Vista 64Bit With GTX 280...every 10mins!

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April 21, 2009 3:09:01 PM

Hey guys,

im having this problem with playing every game on my computer.
Ive been flying over the web trying to find what this could possibly be.

Symptoms:

Whenever i play a game, for example i am trying to play Left 4 Dead. I get 5-30mins but usually at 10mins the game and computer locks up. The computer is chugging along fine, the fans are going smooth, doesnt show any sign of overheating or noise. In the background while this is happening is a looping sound effect.

Now ive sent this computer back to the place where i bought it 3 or 4 times. And its a buggered to get to. Anyway im stilling seeing the same problem everytime i get it back and near the end of my 1 year warranty so i want to see what i can do.

Im suspecting there's a faulty motherboard here. Or something wrong with the bios. Im good at computers, just not really the intelligent MECHANIC bit of computing. so this is a start for me and open all ears to what ever you guys have to offer, because ive seen that sending it back into repair is definatley not going to help.

Ive had this problem for while now, maybe a 1yr now and i previous forums before this if you want to skim or review, they all got a bit distracted, so thought i would start afresh.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252429-30-striker-fre...


PC Specs:
Motherboard: Asus Striker II NSE
Video: XFX Nvidia GTX 280
OS: Vista 64bit
MEM: 4 x 1Gb corsair
Power: ToughPower 850w

hope someone that can help.
Thanks, Joel

a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 4:05:09 PM

Did the place you took the computer to actually do anything? Replace parts, RMA, etc?

Dos teh windows event viewer log anything at the time of the crash? If so what? This is a typical hard lock and canbe aused by anything.
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 4:27:34 PM

The Striker II is a 780i chipset, right? Theres definatly an issue somewhere there, as my 790i exhibits the same symptons (not as often as you though...)

Try giving more voltage to the RAM and Northbridge, and see if that helps. I myself need a week to see if my last testing setup helped any (overvolting RAM, 1:1 RAM-FSB ratio). It seems to be board level if anything though...
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a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 10:17:42 PM

It's true that we don't recommend nVidia chipset boards much around here. I suppose that could be the issue... the northbridge gets very hot normally.

One thing that might help is Prime95. That will stress the CPU and RAM, but not the graphics system. Might help isolate the problem.

And checking the log to see what is crashing most can help.
April 21, 2009 11:39:13 PM

Proximon said:
It's true that we don't recommend nVidia chipset boards much around here. I suppose that could be the issue... the northbridge gets very hot normally.

One thing that might help is Prime95. That will stress the CPU and RAM, but not the graphics system. Might help isolate the problem.

And checking the log to see what is crashing most can help.


No, we dont recommend to get them.

But we do recommend to avoid them, those chipsets are crappy.
April 21, 2009 11:46:22 PM

Also, might want to try to run memtest.
April 22, 2009 7:33:25 AM

hey thanks guys, ill get prime95 tonight and check out the stress on the cpu.
because it cant be the graphic card because thats what they swapped to a new one when i had it in for repair.
the people that i bought it from isnt very helpful with the repairs. they say they fixed it, but i get it back and nothings done.
the last time it was in for repair they said they fixed the RAM.

Now what im asking is when i got the computer aswell, it had installed AI SUITE which is an overclocking program as u probably already know.
Now i didnt know much about overclocking back then, so i pressed the button to make it go fast of course. then it locked up, and pretty much did what it did on games but in the desktop area this time. i have now removed AI SUITE learning that it was a very bad way to overclock! So my question is, when i possibly did this (and i did about 3 times afterwards to see if it was just a glitch), would have that stuffed up my bios badly or maybe even damaged the board.

Sorry about the essay type questions, but just trying to give u guys as much possible information that might help.

so ill check out prime95 and get back to you.
(does prime95 ruin your computer?)

any other suggestions?

a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2009 8:34:38 AM

Run Real Temp at the same time so you can monitor your temps. Making your CPU run at 100% would only damage it if it was overheating or otherwise faulty already, so Prime95 is safe.

AI Suite shouldn't have harmed your computer permanently.

HWMonitor Might help detect an overheating northbridge, in case that's an issue. I wouldn't increase the NB voltage until I checked the temp.
April 22, 2009 9:52:57 AM

hi

ok so i got prime 95 and hwmonitor.

in prime95 i chose the BLEND option of the torture test. i hope thats right.

the test is running now as i type. no sign of a lock up or crash yet and its been 30mins.

here are the results from HW monitor:


CPUID Hardware Monitor 1.1.3.0
-----------------------------------------------------

Mainboard Vendor ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Mainboard Model STRIKER II NSE (0x3DC - 0x2F4034B0)

LPCIO
-----------------------------------------------------
Vendor ITE
Model IT8718
Vendor ID 0x90
Chip ID 0x8718
Revision ID 0x4
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E

Dump config mode register space, LDN = 0x4
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20 87 18 04 01 00 00 0A 40 00 80 00 00 1F 00 00 00
30 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 02 90 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 02 00 00 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00


Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

ITE IT87 hardware monitor

Voltage sensor 0 1.18 Volts [0x4A] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage sensor 1 3.33 Volts [0xD0] (VIN1)
Voltage sensor 3 5.03 Volts [0xBB] (+5V)
Voltage sensor 4 12.16 Volts [0xBE] (+12V)
Voltage sensor 6 -0.26 Volts [0x4] (-5V)
Voltage sensor 7 5.05 Volts [0xBC] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage sensor 8 3.07 Volts [0xC0] (VBAT)
Temperature sensor 0 65°C (149°F) [0x41] (TMPIN0)
Temperature sensor 1 32°C (89°F) [0x20] (TMPIN1)
Temperature sensor 2 23°C (73°F) [0x17] (TMPIN2)
Fan sensor 0 2377 RPM [0x11C] (FANIN0)

Dump hardware monitor
LPC Register space, base address = 0x0290

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00 11 4B FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 80 54 09 37 1C FF FF
10 D0 D0 FF 77 D7 7F 7F 00 01 FF FF 00 00 FF FF FF
20 4A D0 00 BB BE 00 04 BC C0 41 20 17 80 F0 40 40
30 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
40 FF FF FF FF FF FF 5F 74 2D 40 AB 22 FF FF FF FF
50 FF 31 7F 7F 7F 50 F1 00 90 00 3C 12 60 00 00 00
60 14 19 7F 21 90 00 FF FF 14 19 7F 21 90 00 FF FF
70 7F 7F 7F 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
80 FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
90 FF 00 00 00 FF 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF



Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

Analog Device ADP3228 hardware monitor

Current sensor 0 54.48 Amps [0x1A5] (CPU)

Dump hardware monitor
SMBus Register space, base address = 0x01C80
SMBus request at channel 0x0, address 0x20

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10 00 07 07 01 31 50 06 31 50 30 05 72 72 00 00 00
20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 37 00 03 00 00 01 20 28 41 30
40 03 72 02 6E 03 7F 01 85 01 68 03 83 38 35 7A 00
50 00 00 00 E2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1F 00 00 10
60 FF 00 00 10 10 10 10 03 02 00 00 FF 40 6E 9A 40
70 6E 9A 00 00 FF 7D 5B FF 7D 5B 4C FF FF FF FF 80
80 80 FF FF FF FF 5A C4 5A C4 7D 44 7D 44 00 81 00
90 E0 C0 00 00 80 00 00 00 00 41 00 00 00 00 00 00
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 C7 00 29
B0 AF FF FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
C0 05 0A 0C 8F 0A 00 0A 53 0F 45 01 12 00 00 00 00
D0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
E0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00



Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

Winbond W83791D hardware monitor

Voltage sensor 0 1.31 Volts [0x52] (CPU VCore)
Voltage sensor 1 1.47 Volts [0x5C] (AUX)
Voltage sensor 2 1.10 Volts [0x45] (+3.3V)
Voltage sensor 3 5.03 Volts [0xBB] (+5V)
Voltage sensor 4 3.04 Volts [0x32] (+12V)
Voltage sensor 5 -7.18 Volts [0x5E] (-12V)
Voltage sensor 6 -3.59 Volts [0x52] (-5V)
Temperature sensor 0 30°C (86°F) [0x1E] (TMPIN0)
Temperature sensor 2 42°C (107°F) [0x54] (TMPIN2)

Dump hardware monitor
SMBus Register space, base address = 0x01C80
SMBus request at channel 0x0, address 0x2D

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 80 00 01 00 00 00 FF
10 00 00 7F 00 FF 10 0B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20 52 5C 45 BB 33 5E 52 1F FF FF FF BF 00 BF 00 ED
30 B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 5A 5A 00 00 00 FF FF
40 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 2D 11 01 C4 0F 15 00 A3
50 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 80 71 70 FF 00 00 01 05 FF
60 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
70 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
80 01 FF 01 FF 03 28 28 00 01 01 01 01 3C 3C 0A 0A
90 00 00 00 01 FF E1 28 00 01 01 3C 00 00 00 01 01
A0 FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 00 19 CC 4F 18 00 FF FF FF
B0 BB C2 66 FF 01 02 00 00 44 00 FF FF 00 00 FF FF
C0 D0 00 00 4B 00 5A 00 FF 29 80 00 4B 00 5A 00 FF
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
F0 FF FF 00 FF 00 01 00 FF FF 02 FF 00 00 30 00 2E



Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

Asus STRIKER2EX hardware monitor

Temperature sensor 0 80°C (176°F) [0x50] (CPU)
Temperature sensor 2 80°C (176°F) [0x50] (Mainboard)
Fan sensor 0 0 RPM [0x0] (CPU)
Fan sensor 1 0 RPM [0x0] (System)
Fan sensor 2 3408 RPM [0xD50] (Chipset)
Fan sensor 3 3408 RPM [0xD50] (Aux1)
Fan sensor 4 3408 RPM [0xD50] (Aux2)

Dump hardware monitor

00000000 00000004 00000008 0000000C
00 00000030 00209401 00000000 00000000
10 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
20 00000000 00000000 00000000 00C80000
30 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
40 00000403 00000402 00010100 00000000
50 000000C0 00000000 00000000 02000000
60 00000000 00000000 AAA44400 00000000
70 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
80 4F790D50 4F790D50 00000000 00000009
90 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
A0 00200000 00001800 00000043 00000000
B0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
C0 04400120 48204804 40404848 48484840
D0 48486504 68684800 28282828 60484828
E0 48284848 68686848 48684868 48004848
F0 28000048 48484848 48484848 00484848

02 4F790D50 00000000 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
05 4F790D50 4F790D50 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
06 4F790D50 00000000 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
0B 4F790D50 4F790D50 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
12 4F790D50 4F790D50 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
13 4F790D50 4F790D50 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
14 no output
15 no output
25 4F790D50 01020002 53545249 4B455232 45582000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000
28 4F790D50 4F790D50 00000000 00000009 00000000 0000C060 00000005 C800F000


Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

ACPI hardware monitor

Temperature sensor 0 40°C (104°F) [0xC3C] (THRM)

Dump hardware monitor



Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 hardware monitor

Temperature sensor 0 72°C (161°F) [0x1C] (Core #0)
Temperature sensor 1 67°C (152°F) [0x21] (Core #1)
Temperature sensor 2 75°C (167°F) [0x19] (Core #2)
Temperature sensor 3 72°C (161°F) [0x1C] (Core #3)

Dump hardware monitor



Hardware monitor
-----------------------------------------------------

GeForce GTX 280 hardware monitor

Temperature sensor 0 42°C (107°F) [0x2A] (GPU Core)

Dump hardware monitor


Processors Map
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0


Processors Information
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Codename Yorkfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)
CPUID 6.7.7
Extended CPUID 6.17
Core Stepping C1
Technology 45 nm
Core Speed 2833.3 MHz (8.5 x 333.3 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 1333.3 MHz
Stock frequency 2833 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 6144 KBytes, 24-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 8.5x
max VID 1.250 V
Features XD, VT


Thread dumps
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h

Function eax ebx ecx edx
0x00000000 0x0000000A 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x00010677 0x00040800 0x0008E3FD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4304E
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x05C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000020
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x51203229 0x20646175 0x55504320 0x51202020
0x80000004 0x30353539 0x20402020 0x33382E32 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x18008040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

Cache descriptor Level 1 D 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1 I 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2 U 6 MB 2 thread(s)

MSR 0x0000001B edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xFEE00900
MSR 0x000000E8 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x02AB340D
MSR 0x00000017 edx = 0x08100000 eax = 0x88C4C822
MSR 0x000000CD edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000804
MSR 0x0000003F edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000CE edx = 0x001A4822 eax = 0x7F7F0715
MSR 0x000001A0 edx = 0x00000040 eax = 0x62972489
MSR 0x000000EE edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x877D5B00
MSR 0x0000011E edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xBE702111
MSR 0x0000019C edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x881C0000
MSR 0x00000198 edx = 0x061A4822 eax = 0x06004822
MSR 0x00000199 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00004822

CPU Thread 1
APIC ID 1
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 1, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h

Function eax ebx ecx edx
0x00000000 0x0000000A 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x00010677 0x01040800 0x0008E3FD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4304E
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x05C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000020
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x51203229 0x20646175 0x55504320 0x51202020
0x80000004 0x30353539 0x20402020 0x33382E32 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x18008040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

Cache descriptor Level 1 D 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1 I 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2 U 6 MB 2 thread(s)

MSR 0x0000001B edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xFEE00800
MSR 0x000000E8 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x0A8F5EFE
MSR 0x00000017 edx = 0x08100000 eax = 0x88C4C822
MSR 0x000000CD edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000804
MSR 0x0000003F edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000CE edx = 0x001A4822 eax = 0x7F7F0715
MSR 0x000001A0 edx = 0x00000040 eax = 0x62972489
MSR 0x000000EE edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x877D5B00
MSR 0x0000011E edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xBE702111
MSR 0x0000019C edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x88210000
MSR 0x00000198 edx = 0x061A4822 eax = 0x06004822
MSR 0x00000199 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00004822

CPU Thread 2
APIC ID 2
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 2, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h

Function eax ebx ecx edx
0x00000000 0x0000000A 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x00010677 0x02040800 0x0008E3FD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4304E
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x05C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000020
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x51203229 0x20646175 0x55504320 0x51202020
0x80000004 0x30353539 0x20402020 0x33382E32 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x18008040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

Cache descriptor Level 1 D 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1 I 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2 U 6 MB 2 thread(s)

MSR 0x0000001B edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xFEE00800
MSR 0x000000E8 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x0547C01D
MSR 0x00000017 edx = 0x08100000 eax = 0x88C4C822
MSR 0x000000CD edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000804
MSR 0x0000003F edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000CE edx = 0x001A4822 eax = 0x7F7F0715
MSR 0x000001A0 edx = 0x00000040 eax = 0x62972489
MSR 0x000000EE edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x877D5B00
MSR 0x0000011E edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xBE702111
MSR 0x0000019C edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x88190000
MSR 0x00000198 edx = 0x061A4822 eax = 0x06004822
MSR 0x00000199 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00004822

CPU Thread 3
APIC ID 3
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 3, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h

Function eax ebx ecx edx
0x00000000 0x0000000A 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x00010677 0x03040800 0x0008E3FD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4304E
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x05C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000020
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x51203229 0x20646175 0x55504320 0x51202020
0x80000004 0x30353539 0x20402020 0x33382E32 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x18008040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

Cache descriptor Level 1 D 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1 I 32 KB 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2 U 6 MB 2 thread(s)

MSR 0x0000001B edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xFEE00800
MSR 0x000000E8 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x0FD10BF9
MSR 0x00000017 edx = 0x08100000 eax = 0x88C4C822
MSR 0x000000CD edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000804
MSR 0x0000003F edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000CE edx = 0x001A4822 eax = 0x7F7F0715
MSR 0x000001A0 edx = 0x00000040 eax = 0x62972489
MSR 0x000000EE edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x877D5B00
MSR 0x0000011E edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0xBE702111
MSR 0x0000019C edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x881C0000
MSR 0x00000198 edx = 0x061A4822 eax = 0x06004822
MSR 0x00000199 edx = 0x00000000 eax = 0x00004822



Drive
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Name WDC WD30 00GLFS-01F8U


Display
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NVAPI display API

Display Adapter
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Name GeForce GTX 280





left the bit out of the bottom cos didnt think it was important.



here's a log on Prime95 aswell while its running.



[Apr 22 19:30] Worker starting
[Apr 22 19:30] Setting affinity to run worker on logical CPU #0
[Apr 22 19:30] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
[Apr 22 19:30] Please read stress.txt. Choose Test/Stop to end this test.
[Apr 22 19:30] Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:32] Test 2, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922943 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:34] Test 3, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19374367 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:37] Test 4, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19174369 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:39] Test 5, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18874369 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:41] Test 6, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18874367 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:43] Test 7, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18474367 using FFT length 1024K.
[Apr 22 19:46] Self-test 1024K passed!
[Apr 22 19:46] Test 1, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M172031 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:48] Test 2, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M163839 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:49] Test 3, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M159745 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:51] Test 4, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M157695 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:53] Test 5, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M155649 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:54] Test 6, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M153599 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:56] Test 7, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M147455 using FFT length 8K.
[Apr 22 19:58] Test 8, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M143361 using FFT length 8K.




Does this help?
April 22, 2009 11:08:18 AM

still running..... when do i stop this?
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2009 12:02:17 PM

I've been fighting the lockup issue on my 790i for a few months now. Its a total lockup, that results in the system IO being brought down. As such, Windows never detects and error (as it has no way to tell the CPU to create a dump file, BSOD, etc).

Based on my testing, there do seem to be some triggers. GPU bandwith seems to be one of them; I'm a ton more stable using a 8600GT or a 4890 then I was with my 9800GX2, for instance. Also, since I set my FSB-RAM to linked 1:1 and raised mem voltage (from recommended 1.7 to 1.85) I've been fine, but need a few more days to test. Most every other components has extra voltage, to eliminate them as potential causes.

So right now, I recommend upping RAM voltages and setting a linked 1:1 FSB-RAM ratio. If this fails, I'll report it, but for the time being, I do seem stable...


What I find odd, was I was fine for over 6 months, and a OS re-install doesn't fix it (Linux crashes too, so i know its not a particular piece of software...). The other thing i've noticed, is that I only lock up under 3 conditions:

1: Playing a game (2d or otherwise)
2: Watching on Online video (even if hardware acceleration is off)
3: Opening a new wndow (generally IE or Firefox)

All involve the GPU, so maybe I should be looking at the PCI-E bus...that would be the only thing I haven't toyed with yet...
April 22, 2009 3:06:03 PM

This information may help you:



My Processor is: Intel Core2Quad Q9550 2.83.Ghz 12 Mb 1333F

My Memory is: Corsair (4x XMS3 1GB)

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ok so im looking at my BIOS atm and seeing that all my overclocking tools are set to AUTO.

My FSB options are grayed out (aren't accessible) but can see that they are on AUTO aswell.

This is what my main menu of my BIOS says, the BOLD i can access.

CPU Level Up: [AUTO]

Memory Level Up: [AUTO]

Overclock Options: [DISABLED]

AI Overclock Tuner: [AUTO]

CPU Multiplier: [8.5]

FSB - Memory Clock Mode: [AUTO]

FSB - Memory Ratio: [AUTO]

FSB (QDR) MHz: 1333

MEM (DDR) MHz: [AUTO]

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would u like any more information

Also i checked in the - Over Voltage - Section of that menu and it showed me the NB voltage, but for all the inputs there all [AUTO]

hope this helps
April 23, 2009 2:57:47 AM

These are some images of the casing.

My query is that see on Point A, theres a 6-Pin and an 8-pin.

The manual of the XFX GTX 280, says that for a good power connection use 2x individual 8-pin OR 2x individual 6-pin. Now by looking at my connection on Point A isnt that 6-pin with a 8-pin beside it? Sorry im pretty basic with this. Just rolling out clues as to why this maybe happening.

PS: Whats Point B? A temperature level reader?


Picture 1:




Picture 2:




Picture 3:




Thanks
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2009 7:26:53 AM

"Temperature sensor 0 80°C (176°F) [0x50] (CPU) " <---- Tcase I think. Too high.

"Temperature sensor 0 72°C (161°F) [0x1C] (Core #0)
Temperature sensor 1 67°C (152°F) [0x21] (Core #1)
Temperature sensor 2 75°C (167°F) [0x19] (Core #2)
Temperature sensor 3 72°C (161°F) [0x1C] (Core #3) " <---- core temps. 75C is considered dangerously high

TOO HOT!

See:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-core-t...

Yes, B is a temp sensor, running probably to a fan controller or temp display on the front of your case. It's kind of just stuffed into the case of the video card and isn't serving much of a purpose.

A looks fine.

I also see another temp sensor running under your CPU cooler. I strongly suspect that this sensor is interfering with the contact of your cooler with the CPU.

You should remove that CPU cooler and clean it and the CPU up. Install some fresh paste, and install the cooler without the sensor.
April 23, 2009 8:34:11 AM

Ok well cool. I don't own any of the paste. Don't I need that sensor to see my temperatures tho.

Also another point, could it possibly be that in my Bios, there is a option called 'AI Overclocking' was set to [AUTO]. It had an option to set to [STANDARD]. So I did that, and got to play left 4 dead for almost and hr, then had to get off for work. But it didn't lock up. Ill keep on testing tonight when I'm home, but would u think that might be the reason why?

Ill test if the CPU temperature reaches that high aswell with Prime95 on the [STANDARD] setting.
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2009 7:20:52 PM

Regardless, there is no reason for your cores to break 65C with stock cooling. Unless of course the ambient temp is around 35C :p 

No, your CPU has temperature sensors built in. That is what HWMonitor and Real Temp use. The temp sensors with the wires in your case are just extras placed there by whoever built your system. If they were placed wrong they could cause your problems themselves.

Here is some paste and a guide:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/images/install_mx...

OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appinstruct/as5/ins_as5...
April 24, 2009 2:43:55 AM

ok i took the sensor out, i just took it out. it was only nestled in the fans metal chamber. or what ever that big metal thing is.

im sitting in a room thats around 25C.
Now i booted the computer up without the sensor on it.
Those sensors apparently that are in are the BIOS Opt1/2/3 Heat senors, im guessing there optional.

now i run HW Monitor, and my Temperatures for the 'Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550' is still reaching to 70C even 79C on core 2 sometimes.

what im baffled at is that in where it says 'Asus Striker2Ex' - Temperatures - all of them are 80C (Tcase) and they don't change temperature. is that problem?

Question, whats an Average temperature it should be at for both Cores and CPU (Tcase)? and also a GPU?

My GPU is running 73C max in a game!
April 24, 2009 2:48:38 AM

btw those temperatures that i gave u from HW Monitor those temperatures were taken when Prime95 was doing its blend test
April 24, 2009 3:47:45 AM

im running half life 2 episode 2 now on 1920x1200 with 2xAA, and the cpu levels are 38C - 44C, and GPU is 68C.

Does that sound Alright?
a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2009 6:50:53 AM

Sure, but then your CPU isn't working hard.

Something is not right with your CPU cooler, and you shouldn't just let it pass.

Your target temps would be about 60 Tcase under full load and less than 70 core temps under full load.

It's the other sensor I'm worried about. The one running under your CPU cooler.
April 24, 2009 4:29:40 PM

but i removed the temperature cooolers remember? i did that before i did all these test?????????

do you think when i send it back to them, for them to give me a new motherboardd?

im sorry i just want to know what i should be doing before i send it back in?

thanks proximon! i aprecciate all the help ur giving me...even though i may be a n00b
a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2009 5:50:23 PM

Liquidignition said:
ok i took the sensor out, i just took it out. it was only nestled in the fans metal chamber. or what ever that big metal thing is.



You said "sensor" not "sensors", so I thought you only took out one.

It seems like both your Tcase and the other Temp under it (I think that is the northbridge) are stuck at 80C? That could be an issue right there as well. I think you might be right in asking for a new board. It's hard to say for sure. Take it back in and point them to this thread ;) 


May 28, 2009 8:23:40 AM

Ok so its been a long time, its been sent in for repair, but they said they couldnt replicate the problem at their end in the repair shop. They were running 3dMark Benchmark to see if did it. No luck, 3dmark for some reason did not show any of the symptoms im having.

After getting it back. I set it up again installed games. Bioshock didnt show any problems yet!

Ive currently started playing a little bit of World of warcraft. Set the options to native 1920x1200 "ultra" setting. Worked fine. No crash, then i wanted to see how good it looked in AA. so i put it to x2 and it crashed within 5mins always at the point of when i die aswell (dont know if that helps). I took AA off, and played till the end of the night with no freezing or anything what so ever, theres something going on with the graphic card i think.

Any ideas?
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 11:52:49 AM

Well, I solved my nforce lockup issue with extra NB voltage, plus a 1:1 FSB-RAM ratio. Its definatly a mobo issue though, I managed to isolate the problem that far at least.
a b U Graphics card
May 29, 2009 6:39:28 AM

I don't know, that could just be a driver issue with WoW.
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