Hard reboot required. I'm hoping this has something to do with my stability issues.
Is this indicating a memory failure? A CPU failure? How can I be more certain?
Memtest always runs fine if that helps. OCCT stress tests on the PSU, CPU and GPU do, too.
Thanks for reading, please help if you can. I am very inexperienced so even seemingly obvious info could help.
Any or all of the above, but first you need to list the following in detail:
2. MOBO (rev and BIOS version)
3. RAM kit(s) ; provide links
4. Any OC? ; if so specific settings
5. Changes to BIOS above 'Load Optimized Defaults'
6. SSD ; firmware version
7. HSF ; what were the temps
8. OS ; assuming Win 7 then any Critical Errors listed in the Event Manager (except 41/63)?
I haven't changed BIOS/CMOS ever, so no need to restore factory defaults.
I am not overclocking.
HWMonitor shows temps at normal (between 22 C and 37 C) even under load like gaming or multitasking.
Windows 7 64 bit, each crash gave me a warning in event manager:
Driver \driver\ATITool failed to load ATITool\Device\0000.
Until I went into device manager, uninstalled ATITool. Now freezing continues but this warning doesn't show up.
6950 I think. CPU-z just gives the series and I just can't remember all these numbers but it's either that or 6970 cause my manual is for both of those models.
No beta drivers, just the most recent driver on AMD's website. Before that, the driver on the install CD. Before that, Nvidia drivers for my old GeForce. In all cases this problem was present (though when I had Nvidia card I didn't check Event Logs).
Less than five minutes into the test it freezes up.