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February 19, 2010 11:12:07 PM

HI folks,

Ive just built my first computer.

Motherboard: GA-EX58-UD5
RAM: PATRIOT MEMORY G SERIES, DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz 6 GB
CPU i7 950
Video Card: 9800GT

ANd Im having problems,

Basically the system seems to run fine but after a while it just shuts off. All indicator lights appear to be showing normal. then restarts.

I know that the POWER Supply and video card are working but as the rest are new parts there might be a probelm with them.


I have entered the bios and set the LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS.

I think this is causing the ram to run at 1033mhz,


Please any help would be much appreciated

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February 19, 2010 11:28:01 PM

The RAM is supposed to run at 1033 with the default 8 memory multiplier and a BCLKJ of 133.

1. Load the straight (non optimized) defaults. Now enter the BIOS and manually set the RAM timings to what is on the box. Go back and set the memory multiplier to 12 and the CPU multiplier to 12. BCLK should still be stock at 133.33 (12 x 133.33 = 1600). In case you're wondering, setting the CPU multiplier to 12 takes CPU stress outta the equation .... if you get a failure at CPU x 12...it's perty darn sure it wasn't the CPU that was training.

2. Run memtest+ from www.memtest.org for 12-18 hours...if passes keep going

3. Change CPU multiplier back to Auto

4. Run OCCT CPU, memory and PSU torture tests.....watch tempos on screen while running 1st 10 minutes look at temp and voltage graphs at end for any anomalies.

February 19, 2010 11:54:21 PM

Out of curiosity whats a good temperature for the CPU and System to be running at?
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February 19, 2010 11:54:49 PM

And in that sense what could be considered to HIgh?
February 19, 2010 11:58:10 PM

Anything above 70C is generally a good way to go about it. Most people try to keep it below 65C. Intels can usually go higher then that, but just a good rule of thumb :) 
February 20, 2010 12:01:32 AM

Thanks guys..
February 20, 2010 5:58:24 AM

Is there a 64bit version of memtest?
February 20, 2010 3:55:05 PM

owner_09_18 said:
Is there a 64bit version of memtest?


nope just run what is there it wont matter.
February 20, 2010 10:50:49 PM

HI guys its me again.

Ive followed the advice of JackNaylorPE

First I ran the
CPU multiplier: at 12X
and memory multiplier to 12 X

To which i still get the resets., but I ran www.memtest.org and didnt get any resets while it was running.

So IM at a bit of a loss, does this now point the finger at the CPU or Motherboard.

Ive tried flashing the bios to the laterst version and that didnt fix the problem.

What steps would people take now?

(maybe reseating the CPU?)

THe POST screen is not giving any errors


February 21, 2010 12:29:07 AM

owner_09_18 said:
HI guys its me again.

Ive followed the advice of JackNaylorPE

First I ran the
CPU multiplier: at 12X
and memory multiplier to 12 X

To which i still get the resets., but I ran www.memtest.org and didnt get any resets while it was running.

So IM at a bit of a loss, does this now point the finger at the CPU or Motherboard.

Ive tried flashing the bios to the laterst version and that didnt fix the problem.

What steps would people take now?

(maybe reseating the CPU?)

THe POST screen is not giving any errors


How many passes of memtest did you do? If only ran it for 30 mins to an hour it wasnt anywhere near enough. Run it overnight or at least 5 passes ( generally 5 hours or so ).
February 21, 2010 7:12:08 AM

I must confess i let it run for 2 passes. Ive loaded it back up and its now at pass 9./ 5hours. So far no errors

What exactly is the result im looking for?

Cheers
February 21, 2010 7:26:58 AM

owner_09_18 said:
I must confess i let it run for 2 passes. Ive loaded it back up and its now at pass 9./ 5hours. So far no errors

What exactly is the result im looking for?

Cheers


to see if there IS errors. If there is errors, then it means your ram i bad and you need to RMA ( Happens decently often ). Letting it run the night while you sleep is ideal, as its not stressing any components but your RAM. 5 passes is generally what it takes to tell if a tick is ram is good, but the random test on memtest is random, so the more you do the better overall ;) 
February 21, 2010 8:15:10 AM

Thankyou for the Help truhls, Ill let it run overnight as suggested and ill get back to you tomorrow with the outcome. 11 passes so far and no errors
February 21, 2010 11:15:20 PM

Ok Truhls, I left it running overnight, 20 hours all up, and I dont get any errors. So Ive bumped the CPU multiplyer back up and im still getting the resets. So now im at a loss. What would be your next step.?Testing the CPU with OCCT?
February 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM

OCCT or Prime95 will work. Get something you watch your temps as you do them. you also might want to check all your cable one more time, especially the power cables plugged into the MOBO.

Oh, and by check them i mean redo them.
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