I seem to be having some issues with stability, and i'm wondering if VDROOP can cause these problems, since
iv'e pretty much Fresh-Installed windows twice now:
-Supreme Commander 2 - after launching, and playing a match for about 1-10 minutes: Screen freezes, sound makes that loud humming noise like a BSoD, but only the mouse still moves, screen eventually pixelates in a few seconds to a black screen blotted with brown random pixels and computer won't do anything until reset.
-DiRT 2 - After starting the game, no matter what i do (besides exiting the game) "After" launching DiRT 2, the computer will Hang, and will not respond, screen will freeze on last rendered frame, but the Audio (like game music) will play normally.
-3DMark Vantage - Hang before the end of Every benchmark
-Heaven Benchmark - Hang before the end of the benchmark or when playing around
I think all of my other games work fine, all i know is GTA 4 and Just Cause 2 haven't hung the PC after hours of gameplay, TF2 is also stable etc..
These crashes happen on All driver revisions, both card's are good, i tested them each in a Different PC with the same games.
As for CPU Voltage:
I'm a bit confused by Asus' method of changing voltages, In order to enter the voltages, i need to press "=", and type the voltage in manually, but here's the problem..
It says it's run off a multiplier of 0.125 or something and the instructions dont make much sense, and i don't know if i'm meant to type in the voltage or , for example, type in "11" to get a voltage of "1.375", because i certainly don't want to type 11 in, and obliterate my motherboard and the CPU..
Both card's are stock, no overclocking done to the machine at this time (due to current instabilities), i need help on Fixing the vdroop on this board by increasing it to say.. 1.425 to "Hopefully" increase stability in programs.
Yes, the problems have been happening prior to the 260.63 drivers.
BIOS is at Default Voltages, but i think Vdroop is causing instabilities because of how much voltage it drops (over 30mw).
I reset the BIOS yesterday, but i still had to change fan values so my water pump didn't stop.
Thanks, iv'e just never seen this kind of problem before, i suspected this to be a problem but i didn't think much of it since it worked so well with my last motherboard (which also didn't have it listed).
I like this RAM, i don't think i'll RMA it (lifetime warranty = woot!), instead i'll keep it for my old motherboard and build another computer, then i'll buy some decent RAM from corsair.