Power to Motherboard causes reboot?

By killershadow
Jan 14, 2010
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Possible. If you're happy enough with the LGA775 system setup ( I think Tt have a waterblock adapter out for LGA1366 for the Big Water/Pro Water series-supposedly supports LGA1156 too- big question mark there) I'd maybe look at picking up a cheap(ish) but capable P35/P45/X38/X48 board for testing purposes.
    With UAbit no longer in the mobo business I'd have to wonder about longer ongoing support in any case.
  2. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I am gona run memtest again in a few minutes for 24 hours via reboot and not within windows,

    Then will run Prime95 the day after for 24 hours (any suggestions on the settings)?

    I know the GPU and PSU are not the weakest links. It surely cannot be the sound card..................?

    I am happy with the LGA775 for the moment, but will update the comp sometime next year as the one i got is ripping through all games and programs when not randomly rebooting lol

    Next year will update Mobo + CPU = Ram to the latest super speed, but for the moment will spend £200.00 ish for a good mobo on the LGA775

    Regards
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Prime95 blend (torture test) I usually run for 8-12 hours then with small FFT for couple of hours although LinX can do a better job with establishing the thermal characteristics of the CPU (some people prefer IBT or OCCT's Linpack test-both provide similar testing regimes).
    I usually finish up a stability run with loading up Crysis-it has the ability to test the system as a whole rather than individual components.

    200 quid on a LGA775 mobo ?
    Unless you like the idea of the waterblock cooling for a Rampage Extreme or similar, then a lot of other cheaper boards provide the same (or better) connectivity, stability and overclocking ability (i.e. The Gigabyte -DS/-UD 3, 4, 5 series)

    Good luck.
  4. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I looked at the rampage previously and it supports DDR3 RAM, i am trying to avoid buying parts uneccessarily since The last thing i want to do is end up replacing all the comp parts as i need previously -->

    My Amd 3800+ went down few years ago, so i bought all new parts (except the PSU) as i decided to go back to Intel, When i booted the comp up it did not work, eventually i found that it was a faulty PSU lmaoo, so could have spent less that £100 on a PSU to get it running again.


    I am thinking of getting the Asus Maximus II Formula LGA775, DDR2, Cfire, Snd, GBLan,ATX so this way i not need change the RAM, CPU.

    Still searching for a better solution........But will definatley upgrade to i7 or higher where appropriate.

    Currently memtest v4.00 has been running for 9 hours with no errors, i have left it running while i am at work, so the total run should be over 20 hours, will post the printscreen with the results so far.

    Then tonight will run Prime95 for the same length with Everest to monitor the temps, i did run Prime for about an hour before i ran memtest and the temps according to Everest was about 46C.

    I could mnot find the application for crysis-it, will continue my search. The question i have with running Crysis-it is will it record logs to say where the comp fails if it does before it reboots before going to the BSOD?

    Kind regards
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    I know this may sound mad, but if you have a cheapo mains powered USB Hub connected to the system this can cause some very odd effects. Humour me and check!
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Lol. I meant play Crysis ! It's a good stress test for the system.

    Good call Albert - I hadn't thought of powered peripherals.
  7. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I not got a mains powered USB hub linked to the computer





    LOL, i meant to ask - will Crysis give me a breakdown of where the failure occured?

    I can play GTA IV and get a reboot too, If your answer is just play it and if you get a reboot, then you got a problem, then i already know i got a problem heheheh
  8. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    That Rampage extreme looks very sexy, gona see if my water block will fit it, i reckon it should since same LGA775.

    Will have to change the ram, but hey, this would mean all my comp has been changed lol except the CPU.
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    The Crysis play is just for a final stability test.
    You can stress test individual components -Memtest (RAM), LinX etc (CPU), OCCT (PSU and GPU Vram) but there isn't anything around that stresses the entire system. So if individual components pass the tests then I use Crysis to give the system as a whole a workout.
    A crash in Crysis (or tearing, stuttering, freezes, slowness etc) will depend on diagnostics. The game has no inbuilt reporting (no more than any other anyway).

    If you add the RE chipset to your watercooling loop, keep an eye on the water flow and the pump as you're going to adding more inertia/water friction to the setup.
  10. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Thanks, i have started running tests
    The night before i ran memtest v4.00 and had no errors for 8 hours.
    Ran Prime95 last night and just got an error after 7.5 hours -->

    [​IMG]

    off to work i go, then while i run this test again, will see the results when i return from work in abou10 hours

    Regards
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    The minidump file will narrow it down somewhat.
    If you have done clean OS installs (so probably no driver corruption) and the problem is still there then it's usually RAM (which passes), if it's not RAM it's probably the harddrive (have you checked it?, Ultimate Boot CD here if you need it)

    MS Technet may be able to narrow down the problem if you upload the minidump
     
  12. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I will check the hard drive thanks
    Was considering buying the velociraptors, maybe i need to in order to keep up with the speed.................

    But when i ran the Prime95 a few times before, there was no error nor a BSOD.
  13. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Hopefully!!!! The BSOD will be history as i have bought more items to replace the old ---->


    MOBO - Asus Rampage Extreme Intel X48 (Socket 775) DDR3 Motherboard

    Hard Drive - Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache

    RAM - Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual (x2) = 8 GB

    So now all my parts have been changed lol, JUST the CPU remains the same - Q6600

    So full set up =

    CPU = Intel Q6600 @ 2.45Ghz Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB

    MOBO = Asus Rampage Extreme Intel X48 (Socket 775) DDR3 Motherboard

    SOUND CARD = Creative labs Elite Pro X-Fi

    GPU = EVGA GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP Hydro Copper Video Card - 1792MB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0

    PSU = Enermax Revolution ERV1250EGT 1250w PSU

    RAM = Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual (x2) = 8 GB

    TOWER = Thermaltake Kandalf LCS VD4000BWS Full tower Water cooled

    HDD = Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache

    OS = Windows 7 x64 7600 Final OEM and Vista Eternity x64
  14. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Yes, the BSOD is history, so the fault was either = motherbaord, ram or hard drive. Will test these later

    Regards
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Good to hear you're trouble free.
  16. killershadow

    killershadow TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Thanks

    It is so easy to OC with this motherboard, I OC'd my CPU to 3.5Gig and it was so smooth - temps less than 45C
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