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October 10, 2012 7:56:32 PM

Hi

I am having some problems with a new build and I'm out of ideas. It's my first build and I think I may have aimed a little too high. The specs are:
Intel I7 3770k
Dual Nvidia GTX 580 in SLI (1 EVGA the other PNY)
24GB Ram (ddr3)
256GB Samsung SSD
2 TB hard drive
Antec kuhler h20 620
3 viewsonic 23" 3D monitors
LG Blu Ray
1050W PSU
MSI Z77A GD65 motherboard

The system seems to work ok in the most part except for a couple of annoying issues.
It crashes or won't boot whenever I try and over-clock to anything more than 4.2GHZ (I see other people achieving much more with the same specs). It never gets above 55c
The Internet freezes almost every time I use it. I'l reach a website and not be able to navigate away. This is especially annoying when I type an email and loose it all before I can send it. It's not the service because my Macbook Pro works fine and is much faster on the Internet.
I bought a PCI E wireless card with 3 antennas sticking out the back. How do other people get wireless without that?
The power button on the case doesn't work (phantom 410). I have to open it up and use the motherboard power button every time.

Nothing works when Norton is installed. Every time I make a change it tells me I have o close some file that I can't find.

It can only use 16GB of the 24GB installed but the motherboard claims to work with up to 32GB

I know this is a random list of issues...The main problem is the crashing and freezing. I have never built a gaming machine before. Is it normal for them to be so unstable or is there a key rooky mistake I could be making. Crysis 2 crashes every time I play it.
My Mac is stable and never crashes is Windows just less stable than Mac OS? I feel like I must have done something wrong but I can't think where to look. Any idea for me to try?
BTW, I understand now why you guys love building PCs now. It was so satisfying and fun.

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October 11, 2012 10:19:21 PM

It is NEVER normal to see your gaming computer unstable or crashing. Windows is not unstable compared to Mac OS X, but I'm not going to be a jerk like the community at Tom's Hardware's article section and tell you that a Windows is any better.

The problem is is that something is more than likely overheating, or potentially faulty hardware, but let's stick with overheating for now. Download and open up GPU-Z, open a game, and check it's temperature of your two GPUs. Anything above 90 at load, and you found your issue.
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October 13, 2012 7:15:48 PM

2013445,2,494431 said:
It is NEVER normal to see your gaming computer unstable or crashing. Windows is not unstable compared to Mac OS X, but I'm not going to be a jerk like the community at Tom's Hardware's article section and tell you that a Windows is any better.



I check with GPU Z using Need for Speed 'Hot Persuit", the GPU temp hovered around 70 degrees from a standing start of 60 degrees. The CPU cores ran at 80, 70, 65, 52 from a standing start of 52, 51, 46, 45. This was with 2 screens running and Maya on in the background. That Intel turbo boost thing was also on at 4.4GHZ.
Does it sound like heat is part of my problem? If so, what could I do about that given I already have water cooling?

Crysis 2 crashed after a few seconds as it always does for me
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