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GTX 670 4GB With Sabertooth Z77 System Hang???

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September 17, 2012 3:31:47 PM

Hey Guys,

Having a bit of trouble here, just built a new computer for a friend of mine, the components are as follows;

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (BIOS 1050)
GeForce GTX 670 4GB (KFA2) (Pre-Overclocked I believe) (this might be causing the problem?)
Intel i7 2700k @ 3.50Ghz (Stock Cooler)
Corsair HX650W Power Supply
16gb RAM DDR3 (2x 8GB in slots 1 & 3)
240Gb SSD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HP 2229H Monitor @ 1680x1050

Got to say the machine is a beast, runs everything on MAX GTA IV, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis, Dolphin ect. (legal backup of my games of course)

Unfortunately after a while of playing the system hangs & requires a reboot.
Anyone got any ideas as to what could be causing this issue, seems to me like it could be a conflict of some kind but nothing stands out, also Windows Error Log doesn’t seem to show anything at the time of the crash, it makes a note of me performing a hard reset but nothing immediately before that.

I was up till about 5:30 this morning twatting around with it & I'm running out of ideas.

If you need any other specs please let me know.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Many Thanks

Aran

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September 17, 2012 3:42:01 PM

NeoSonic said:
Hey Guys,

Having a bit of trouble here, just built a new computer for a friend of mine, the components are as follows;

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (BIOS 1050)
GeForce GTX 670 4GB (KFA2) (Pre-Overclocked I believe) (this might be causing the problem?)
Intel i7 2700k @ 3.50Ghz (Stock Cooler)
Corsair HX650W Power Supply
16gb RAM DDR3 (2x 8GB in slots 1 & 3)
240Gb SSD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HP 2229H Monitor @ 1680x1050

Got to say the machine is a beast, runs everything on MAX GTA IV, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis, Dolphin ect. (legal backup of my games of course)

Unfortunately after a while of playing the system hangs & requires a reboot.
Anyone got any ideas as to what could be causing this issue, seems to me like it could be a conflict of some kind but nothing stands out, also Windows Error Log doesn’t seem to show anything at the time of the crash, it makes a note of me performing a hard reset but nothing immediately before that.

I was up till about 5:30 this morning twatting around with it & I'm running out of ideas.

If you need any other specs please let me know.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Many Thanks

Aran


Could be that the memory is bad try a memtest86+ for a day. Could be that the motherboard is bad, faulting, or not grounded correctly. Could be that the graphics card is overheating and you need to run a program such as EVGA precision to set auto adjusted fan speeds. Could be that the power supply is bad and giving not enough voltage to the computer so it shuts off. Could be that there is a corrupted driver but that sounds unlikely since windows error report shows nothing. Could be the CPU overheating due to a bad TIM placement. Could be the power you are connecting into, brown outs, maybe you need a UPS.
September 17, 2012 4:11:15 PM

mightymaxio said:
Could be that the memory is bad try a memtest86+ for a day. Could be that the motherboard is bad, faulting, or not grounded correctly. Could be that the graphics card is overheating and you need to run a program such as EVGA precision to set auto adjusted fan speeds. Could be that the power supply is bad and giving not enough voltage to the computer so it shuts off. Could be that there is a corrupted driver but that sounds unlikely since windows error report shows nothing. Could be the CPU overheating due to a bad TIM placement. Could be the power you are connecting into, brown outs, maybe you need a UPS.


Cheers for the quick reply, I'm gonna' give EVGA Precision a go & see what happens, I'lll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again for the speedy reply

Aran
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September 17, 2012 5:10:18 PM

mightymaxio said:
Could be that the memory is bad try a memtest86+ for a day. Could be that the motherboard is bad, faulting, or not grounded correctly. Could be that the graphics card is overheating and you need to run a program such as EVGA precision to set auto adjusted fan speeds. Could be that the power supply is bad and giving not enough voltage to the computer so it shuts off. Could be that there is a corrupted driver but that sounds unlikely since windows error report shows nothing. Could be the CPU overheating due to a bad TIM placement. Could be the power you are connecting into, brown outs, maybe you need a UPS.


After turning the Graphics Card fan to maximum I am still experincing crashes, there seems to be a large "Buzzing/Squeaking" kinda' sound.
Any ideas?????

Thanks
September 18, 2012 7:42:34 PM

That sounds kinda like it be the power supply or the motherboard. I would check with a power supply tester or multimeter to be sure. I would RMA the power supply if you can. Could be that the motherboard is still not properly grounded in the case if its touching any metal without standoffs for example.
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