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Windows 7: Occasional BSODs during everyday use

29 Dec 2013   #21
smiles86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hopefully I'm not beating the dead horse, but I just want to make sure. Is this faulty GPU issue the cause for the BSODs?

*Edit: Ran the Furmark test again and paid closer attention. The test doesn't run very smoothly but rather jerks every now and then (pauses and then catches up). The artifacts appear when there is a jerk.


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29 Dec 2013   #22
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Smiles86, what Paul says is right on. If you have on board graphics, completely remove the card and run with on board graphics for a few days to find out if this is the problem. But, understand, whether this is the cause of the problem or not, your graphics card is malfunctioning. It could be the card or possibly the PSU not delivering the voltage, but the card is not doing right either way.
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29 Dec 2013   #23
smiles86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ok, I will either remove the GPU or replace it with another and see how things turn out.

For posterity, I ran Furmark one last time for ~5 minutes and observed the same behavior. The test stutters/jerks regularly and artifacts appear when these jerks occur. GPUZ was also run to give an idea of card voltage under load. I admit the first time I ran Furmark I left the computer unattended and returned at the 3 minute mark, so it's entirely possible these artifacts were occurring well before the observed 3 minutes as I had initially stated.
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29 Dec 2013   #24
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

In that screenshot, you GPU temps were at 80C already. With the 600's it will start throttling at 70. But, it shouldn't have been that hot or artifacting. You may want to call tech support for EVGA and I would save that picture for them. I have dealt with them before and they are very good. You should have no problem with them.

EDIT: I may also suggest you download Precision X from EVGA and set a fan profile for your card. Your fan is at 51% while the card is at 80C. The fan speed should be higher. I set a very aggressive fan profile on my card. It will make a little more noise, but will keep temps down. I start at 40 degrees and the fan at 45%. It goes straight up until I'm at 100% fan speed at 65 degrees. The object is stay below 70. That's just what I do, others do it different, but most do have an individual fan profile to control temps.
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29 Dec 2013   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are the programs being used to do the testing updated to the new Haswell?
I have read many reports some say they have and some say they haven't.
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29 Dec 2013   #26
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That's true Jack. One of the problems of living on the bleeding edge.
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29 Dec 2013   #27
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
In that screenshot, you GPU temps were at 80C already. With the 600's it will start throttling at 70. But, it shouldn't have been that hot or artifacting. You may want to call tech support for EVGA and I would save that picture for them. I have dealt with them before and they are very good. You should have no problem with them.

EDIT: I may also suggest you download Precision X from EVGA and set a fan profile for your card. Your fan is at 51% while the card is at 80C. The fan speed should be higher. I set a very aggressive fan profile on my card. It will make a little more noise, but will keep temps down. I start at 40 degrees and the fan at 45%. It goes straight up until I'm at 100% fan speed at 65 degrees. The object is stay below 70. That's just what I do, others do it different, but most do have an individual fan profile to control temps.
A very good point Steve, 51% Fan speed at 80C is not good, at that temp it really should be 100% fan speed to try and drop the temps.
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29 Dec 2013   #28
smiles86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

EVGA has limited hours over the holidays, but I will endeavor to seek an RMA with them ASAP. I will update the status of my system once I have replaced the GPU.
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29 Dec 2013   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Because a Haswell runs hot all by itself under normal use I would suggest installing after market quality cooling any time a Haswell is used. I would also recommend monitor the temps under normal use and see the temp difference between the cores.
Their are many reports of the cores running very different temps because of the method and quality control used to install the heat dissipating cap the heat sink sets on.
It's also my understanding that Intel doesn't consider the problem of different cores running vastly different temps a RMA.
Some have de-caped the cpu and cleaned and installed new thermal compound and solved the problem. Not for the faint at heart to attempt. If just one of the cores gets to hot it will throttle down.

I can't post all the sites I did my research because it was a while back when I was doing my research for my new system and yes I did a lot of research.

In my opinion unless one is lucky or Intel changes its process of installing the heat dissipating cap on the cpu over clocking is questionable at best because of the core temps.
Loading a system using programs (i.e. Prime 95, AID, ect) is not recommended by Intel or Asus because it might damage the cpu and possibly the motherboard.
Because their are so many (IF's and Maybes) is the reason I didn't choose the Haswell.
If it was my computer I would run everything OOTB fashion with a quality after market cpu cooling.
**It will make diagnosing BSOD more difficult.

PS: Make sure all plastic is removed from the video card. Some are very hard to see and will block air flow if left on the video card.

Note: Some Intel Haswell did very well in testing from the factory but most Retail Haswell didn't do so well. I'm guessing the Intel did a little cherry picking when the sent out testing cpu's.
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29 Dec 2013   #30
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Because a Haswell runs hot all by itself under normal use I would suggest installing after market quality cooling any time a Haswell is used. I would also recommend monitor the temps under normal use and see the temp difference between the cores.
Their are many reports of the cores running very different temps because of the method and quality control used to install the heat dissipating cap the heat sink sets on.
It's also my understanding that Intel doesn't consider the problem of different cores running vastly different temps a RMA.
Some have de-caped the cpu and cleaned and installed new thermal compound and solved the problem. Not for the faint at heart to attempt. If just one of the cores gets to hot it will throttle down.

I can't post all the sites I did my research because it was a while back when I was doing my research for my new system and yes I did a lot of research.

In my opinion unless one is lucky or Intel changes its process of installing the heat dissipating cap on the cpu over clocking is questionable at best because of the core temps.
Loading a system using programs (i.e. Prime 95, AID, ect) is not recommended by Intel or Asus because it might damage the cpu and possibly the motherboard.
Because their are so many (IF's and Maybes) is the reason I didn't choose the Haswell.
If it was my computer I would run everything OOTB fashion with a quality after market cpu cooling.
**It will make diagnosing BSOD more difficult.


PS: Make sure all plastic is removed from the video card. Some are very hard to see and will block air flow if left on the video card.

Note: Some Intel Haswell did very well in testing from the factory but most Retail Haswell didn't do so well. I'm guessing the Intel did a little cherry picking when the sent out testing cpu's.

But apart from that it's a good CPU right?

I have to say, I built a rig with the same CPU a couple of months back for a family member, he is a heavy gamer and has not had one issue with it even using the stock cooler.
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