Computer not stable

The damn thing every so often has a sudden blank screen, then flashes back with no ill effects (blanks out for maybe a second) - this doesn't happen too often.

Some times it will post with crazy lines all over the screen. (Majority - 90% are yellow), also wierd characters also will be displayed, these are not distorted. This happens 1 in 10 boots id say.

Randomly reboots - this is not often at all - maybe once every 10 hours.

It seems to never work when my G/F is around :lol: - I'm being serious!

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Voltages are:
Vcore 1.41
3.3 @ 3.07 (WTF?!) EDIT - BIOS says 3.31 :-)
5.0 @ 5.01
12 @ 11.50 (...hmm) - BIOS says 11.61 :-|
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Temps:
CPU (water cooled) Idle @ 42 (ARGH!)
System Temp (not registaring at mo in windows? - BIOS says around 42)
GPU 60c Idle

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edit: I hope it is ok to put a 24pin motherboard powerconnector into a 20pin one...I've just done that to avoid the strain I was putting on the M/b with the 24 to 20 pin adapter that came with the PSU


Any idea's guys...Don't want to RMA if possible.
Thanks

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  1. Oh yeah...System Specs

    AMD64 3200 (Stock Mhz)
    MSI Neo2 Plat
    MSI 6800 (Stock, hidden pipes are still locked)


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  2. My money is on the Graphics card. Have you reseated it? Have you changed the power lead?

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  3. Oh, you really threw me a curve this time.

    So does your MOBO have a 20 or a 24 pin connector?"
    I know that many of the MOBO's that have a 24 pin connector will work with a 20 pin PSU. Ive never thought about what would happen the other way around. What kind of strain does the adapter put on the MOBO? ARE you drinking again?

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  4. Well, I managed to 'sort out' the overclocking problems I was having.

    Turns out that, as I set my RAM on a Divided (5:4) it used the RAM SPD timings at the new Speed (DDR333),as overclocking took place and my RAM reached ever closer to DDR400 it crashed as it was at 2.5,3,3,8 - instead of the DDR400 3,4,4,8 it is rated for! :lol: !!!

    I think the mobo is crap, as no matter what settings I give it will not get past 250FSB (5:4 divider = DDR375 for RAM)


    ANYWAY - back to the topic. I'm currently @ 2.3Ghz making sure I'm stable using winRAR benchmarking + folding. Thats FSB240, HTx4, DDR360.

    It seems moving the graphics cards around a little remedies the problem (to a certain extent) - it is secured correctly as it is though. As soon as it works, I can game etc on it with out problems.

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  5. Yeah yeah...I should have taken your advise - I KNOW! :lol:

    Well, I'm going offline for an hour to reinstall windows. I'm leaving this at 2.3Gig (1.5Vcore).

    Then im going to setup my folding and give you guys a run for your money!

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  6. Cya's all in an hour who ever is online

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  7. You will be lucky if I dont BAN you :lol: You totally ignored me :frown:

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  8. He ignored me too.

    Ban him.Ban him.Ban him.Ban him.Ban him.

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  9. :frown:

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  10. Sorry Moz.

    I my Mobo has a 20Pin main socket, and a 4pin extra socket located elsewhere on the board.

    I'm guessing ATXv2 standard boards have all these 24pins located in the same socket.

    Anyway - my PSU comes with a 24pin mainboard connector & a 4 pin extra one for older boards(like mine). Supplied with the PSU is a 24 to 20 adapted. My case is really crampt and the adapter has alot of wires which are very ridgid. I need to really twist it to get it all to fit, and that pushes on the board a bit.

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  11. I was more making fun of the whole getting banned for ignoring someone...

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  12. I know :tongue:

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  13. Ahh. Hang in there ned, hope you figure it out.

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  14. Quote:
    He ignored me too.

    Ban him.Ban him.Ban him.Ban him.Ban him

    Im going to let it slide this time, but if he keeps it up then I may not be so forgiving the next time. I have feelings too :frown:

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  15. It should be fine without the adapter.

    Have you tried the pressure tuning method yet? You seem to be having a problem with ocing your system.

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    Sorry Moz

    Why must you toy with my emotions? ITS MOZZ :tongue:

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  17. <A HREF="http://www.freeimagehosting.info/uploads/9ed18e0f8f.jpg" target="_new">THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!</A>

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  18. Bad memory on the video card. RMA that sucker!!!

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  19. Bollox..you see now I have a problem.

    I took off the cooler and applied some AS5 to the core and RAM chips - thus voiding the warrenty.

    Will this cause problems even if I don't tell them?

    It's not really a bad problem, it plays games fine I think

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  20. Yes.

    And, the RAM chips had kind of a 'mesh' on them too - but I was feeling kinda noob-ish and so removed it.

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  21. I dont get it?

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  22. What don't you get?

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  23. Do you want details :lol: Lately I havent been getting any :eek:

    The LINKY! I NO UNDERSTANDY!

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    so you can mount heatspreaders

    Here you go crapping this thread :lol: There has already been a reference to applying AS5 but we all know that really isnt a 5 :eek: Now you are talking about mounting a heatspreader :wink:

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  25. *quickly looks over shoulder for a lurking Wingy*


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  26. From Ned:
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    Some times it will post with crazy lines all over the screen. (Majority - 90% are yellow), also wierd characters also will be displayed, these are not distorted. This happens 1 in 10 boots id say.


    The pic was an example of this... :smile:

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  27. ...*lurks*...

    :eek: I don't only break your heart, I also break your pelvis :eek:
  28. *thinks - at least use some form of lubricant this time*

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  29. No, it's a 1 slot big copper cooler which cools everything. The RAM chips are making good contact with the cooler.

    I'm thinking about RMA now, as the problem has become a lot for persistant

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  30. but what I find really odd is the fact I can play Doom 3 just fine. On high settings etc without any odd effects?!

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  31. Is there any program designed to just test Graphics card RAM?

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  32. I thought that something strange was going on.

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  33. <A HREF="http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/b_e.html" target="_new">http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/b_e.html</A>

    If there is a program to test the Ram it is probably here.

    BTW have you tried reading the FRIGGIN STICKY :wink:

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