So this week i built myself a new computer, everything is brand new
OS --> Windows 7 64 bits Mobo --> gigabyte x58a-ud3r CPU --> intel i7 950 GPU --> gigabyte nvidia geforce gtx 460 PSU --> OCZ gamexstream 850 w RAM --> kingston 3 x 2gb 1066 mhz HD --> western digital caviar blue wd 10 eals
So i installed windows 7 OS, followed by Mobo drivers and finally nvidia latest drivers. Every components are stock right now.
I install and try stalker SOT, pre rendered video like nvidia logo and such load and 2 sec after the game menu opens computer restarts, just like if i had pressed the reset button. Win event viewer shows kernel 41 error which means windows didnt shut down properly and all values are 0 so i cannot know where the error comes from. Restarting the game over and over does the same error.
Testing part 3d mark 06 --> computer resets after 15 sec of 3d videos Sisoft sandra cpu test --> works like a charm as only 2d picture are showed (CPU temp 42 C idle --> 68 C strain) Windows memtest --> no problem detected MSI Kumbuster stability test --> only 3d picture that can be desplayed for hours (GPU temp 30 C --> 68 C) Passmark performance test --> the second a 3d rendering appears computer resets Memtest86 --> not done yet
Note : when computer is under strain PSU makes a low electrical noise
Heating doesnt seem the be the issue because if i power up the computer and instantly open stalker or any test, reset happens. Temps are normal (even though its not 100% reliable) Could it be a driver issue? Since its 3d, GPU problem? Should i play in the mobo setting with ram and such? Actually any part could be defective as far as i know.¸ Ill also try reformat and reinstall windows this week just in case it would work.
So any other tests i should try? All opinions are welcome. thx
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You can play with ram settings in bios but it really sounds like GPU or PSU issue. Can you test your GPU in another computer?
I might be able to do some testing with a friends computer this week-end, by switching GPU and PSU. If everything works fine by my end and he bug, then i might have found the culprit.