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January 17, 2010 9:28:01 AM

I'm looking for help about following issue: I have two BFG gtx 260 maxcore cards (55 and 65nm), Q9550cpu @3.71 (Mugen 2 cooler), Corsair tx 750 psu and 2x2gigs of ram (corsair xms2pc8500 @1050 5:6), all this on asus striker ii formula mb. 2 days ago I played codmw2 and suddenly my computer restarted itself. then it happend again and also happened in every game i played (dirt 2 gta 4 hawx and even an old ghost recon 2) after +/- half an hour. I decided to chek if my oc was still stable and run prime 95 for almost 13 hours and everything looked ok without errors. i started to play and the computer restarted again. I've also did stability test for gpus via OCCT, the scren got red and freezed after 2 minutes. Then i decided to cancel OC and to test the gpus one by one, and OCCT freezed after almost half an hour with a 55 nm card and after 10 minutes with 65nm card.
Also tested memories with memtest-8 hours no errors.
OCCT GPU MEMTEST gives me millions of errors when sli enabled and no errors at all when disabled.
Can run Uniqu heaven benchmark for hours and sysem remains stable

temps: cpu idle 38 39 39 44 maximum temps 67 67 67 72- were recorded by coretemp when i run Prime for 13 hours last time. gpu: maximum was 82 before it crashed.
voltages in bios: Ram 2.1, CPU 1.3175 NB 1.36 SB1.5 HT1.2 GTLs-all auto

Can it be a problem with psu? what do you think?
Thank You!

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January 17, 2010 10:44:02 AM

It could be a problem with your PSU. However, I don't think so. From your symptoms, I suspect a graphics problem.

I would swap out PSU's. Best would be a known good PSU of similar capacity, just to eliminate the PSU as the source of your problems..
January 17, 2010 2:32:56 PM

I don't have another psu to check, but isn't it strange that both cards failed on same psu?
Is there other way to know which part failed?
what is the difference between occt gpu test and power suply test? looks like the program runs the same benchmark and even freezes at same point
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January 21, 2010 4:15:55 AM

Hello again!

since i've checked all my hardware and it was 100% ok, i started to think it was i software issue. I noteced in event viewer that i get a constant error while starting up windows. the error sourceis kernel-event tracing. Details:Session "Microsoft-Windows-Setup" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing
[ Guid] {B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}

EventID 3

Version 0

Level 2

Task 2

Opcode 14

Keywords 0x8000000000000010

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-01-21T05:39:53.615200000Z

EventRecordID 51


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 164

Channel Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin

Computer Dima-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

SessionName Microsoft-Windows-Setup
FileName C:\Windows\Panther\setup.etl
ErrorCode 3221225485
LoggingMode 5

another problem from the event viewer is - System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-01-20T23:16:20.584000000Z

EventRecordID 7303


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Dima-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

I've reinstalled windows 7 x64 and the problems occured again.

please help me to solve this problem
January 21, 2010 12:14:05 PM

any idea? someone?
January 21, 2010 12:25:43 PM

from the things u have described it does look like a gpu fault, grab some random 40 dollar cheap gpu from staples or best buy (somewhere with good return policy lol) and test it.

if they are, RMA now, BFG should have life time warranty if I'm not mistaken.