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October 8, 2011 4:28:58 PM

Hello,
I have recently installed a new motherboard and processor, here are my new system specs:
Desktop Board DX58SO2 -Motherboard
Nvidia GTS 250 -Graphics card
I7-960 -Processor
APCF power, Max600w huntkey - PSU, what it says on the box
2x 2gb DDR3 Kensington RAM

My pc runs furmark and Prime-95 fine for hours, but as soon as I start a game, the PC reboots itself. This happens on Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends, Dead Island, Deus Ex and TF2. Automatic restart is disabled and I have run memtest86, but when i came back to check it after night, the screen was garbled with weird symbols. Do I have bad ram?
a b V Motherboard
October 8, 2011 5:24:25 PM

Swap out that PSU. I have never heard of Huntkey before. If your problem is still there I would be monitoring your Temp's and voltage I like speedfan for this. Then I would rerun memtest.
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a c 117 V Motherboard
October 9, 2011 6:11:03 PM

Run Memtest86+ in person not unattended.
http://www.memtest.org/
If you have faulty ram you'll know very quickly within 30mins.
The errors will be displayed in red.
Don't worry about your psu just yet.
Huntkey is a well-known brand outside of North America.
If your ram is ok i suspect your graphics drivers are to blame.
Remove the driver suite in control panel add/remove
Download DriverSweeper and run in safe mode.
http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Driver-Sweeper/Versio...
Tick off Nvidia display and analyze/clean those files.
Reboot normal and download latest drivers for your gpu and install them as ADMIN.
Good luck!
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October 10, 2011 7:27:49 AM

I ran memtest for 40 minutes (3 passes) and it came up with no errors. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled my graphics drivers as per your instructions, but the crashes still occur. What next?
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a b V Motherboard
October 10, 2011 12:51:43 PM

Run speedfan to monitor your voltages and temps.
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October 10, 2011 2:24:21 PM

What should I watch out for in terms of voltage? I know temperature isn't the issue, as I have the case side off and a huge fan pointed at it.
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a b V Motherboard
October 10, 2011 3:00:53 PM

Well I would graph the voltages and look for sudden spikes or dips the voltages should be within 10% of what it is rated for. If you are looking at the 12v rail and it shows 9v you have a problem.
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October 10, 2011 4:21:40 PM

I don't really know how to interpret this, so I'll post what I thought was relevant.

Hardware Monitors
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Hardware monitor Nuvoton NCT6776
Voltage 0 0.96 Volts [0x78] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 0.78 Volts [0x62] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (AVCC)
Voltage 3 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (3VCC)
Voltage 4 1.26 Volts [0x9D] (VIN4)
Voltage 5 0.75 Volts [0x5E] (VIN5)
Voltage 6 1.08 Volts [0x87] (VIN6)
Temperature 0 93°C (199°F) [0x5D] (SYSTIN)
Temperature 1 128°C (262°F) [0x100] (CPUTIN)
Temperature 2 22°C (71°F) [0x2C] (AUXTIN)
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0880

Hardware monitor Analog Device ADT7490
Voltage 0 1.50 Volts [0x73] (+2.5V)
Voltage 1 1.02 Volts [0x57] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 2 3.26 Volts [0xBE] (ATX +3.3V)
Voltage 3 11.98 Volts [0xBF] (ATX +5V)
Voltage 4 12.55 Volts [0xC8] (ATX +12V)
Temperature 0 49°C (120°F) [0x31] (Remote 1)
Temperature 1 40°C (104°F) [0x28] (Local)
Temperature 2 36°C (96°F) [0x24] (Remote 2)
Fan 0 1125 RPM [0x12C2] (FANIN0)
Register space SMBus, base address = 0x05000
SMBus request channel 0x0, address 0x2E

Hardware monitor Winbond W83627DHG
Voltage 0 0.96 Volts [0x78] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 0.78 Volts [0x62] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 5.02 Volts [0xD1] (+5V)
Voltage 4 8.75 Volts [0x9D] (+12V)
Voltage 5 0.75 Volts [0x5E] (VIN5)
Voltage 6 1.08 Volts [0x87] (VIN6)
Temperature 0 94°C (201°F) [0x5E] (SYSTIN)
Temperature 1 90°C (193°F) [0x14D] (CPUTIN)
Temperature 2 22°C (71°F) [0x2C] (AUXTIN)
Hardware registers
Register space SMBus, base address = 0x05000
SMBus request channel 0x0, address 0x2D

Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
Voltage 0 1.00 Volts [0x3E8] (VIN0)
Temperature 0 64°C (147°F) [0x40] (TMPIN0)
Fan PWM 0 54 pc [0x36] (FANPWMIN0)

Just tell me if this is useless or if I should post the whole thing.
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October 12, 2011 1:30:15 PM

bumpy?
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a b V Motherboard
October 12, 2011 9:12:30 PM

Quote:
Hardware monitor Winbond W83627DHG
Voltage 0 0.96 Volts [0x78] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 0.78 Volts [0x62] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 5.02 Volts [0xD1] (+5V)
Voltage 4 8.75 Volts [0x9D] (+12V)


8.75 on the 12v rail !!!

Again swap in a known working power supply.
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October 13, 2011 5:11:37 PM

Anonymous1 is right. U must swap ur PSU with more than 600 watt one.

I meant corsair 800 watt as e.g.

i7-9xx require huge power.
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November 3, 2011 3:51:30 AM

My power supply is new, got it with my mobo, are you guys sure it may be the problem? The previous reading was in error, the rails are all working fine according to Intel extreme tuning utility. Just got some new ram but the crashes still occur. Definite PSU problem?
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a b V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 11:41:11 AM

Nothing is definite untill it had been fixed.
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November 5, 2011 10:30:25 AM

the highest amperage I could find in the manual was 24A. Is this enough? I am trying to get hold of a 750W corsair to swap in to see if that fixes the problem. Thanks for all the input guys!
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