Corsair 400R Case
Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev 3.0)
HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0GB/s Hard Drive
Corsair Professional series HX650 PSU
Lite-On DVD Burner
Hi, I just built this PC last week and I am having issues with freezing and BSOD. This is the first system I have built in 8 years, but I have built 5 systems total. I have updated all drivers and BIOS. When I get the BSOD it doesn’t create a dump file, the BSOD freezes too. It freezes at random times, I can’t duplicate the exact instance. It will freeze while surfing the net, typing in MS Word, playing Skyrim (just once here). My temps while idle are between 32°C - 36°C for my CPU and 38° for the GPU. If I am running CIV3D or gaming the CPU runs no hotter than 55°C and the same for the GPU. I am using the stock heatsink and fan for the processor. The case I have has 2 120mm intake fans on the front and a 120mm exhaust on the rear. I have mounted a cheap 120mm exhaust fan on the top and I have ordered two 120mm fans, 1 to replace the cheap one as exhaust and 1 for the side of the case as an intake. I am also not overclocked. Please offer any suggestions! Thanks!
If the BSODs occur at relatively low temperatures, this is a sign of possible voltage flactuations that could be caused by the OS trying to slow down or speedup the processor at random times. If so, from your bios you may want to disable the Intel Speedstep option. This will keep voltage control away from the OS and into the hands of the CPU itself.