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Windows 7: Random reboots, error reporting calls it BSOD, next gen hardware

28 Aug 2014   #111
BotenRedWolf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 7601)
 
 

Well, I'll be damned. Always thought quality control was better, especially at a company like ASUS. Third motherboard turned out to be the charm. Works like a dream. Going on 20+ reboots without a problem. Scoring almost 8700 in Fire Strike ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-4590 Processor,ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Z97-A ). Just to make sure things were completely good, did a complete re-install of Windows and drivers.

Thanks a bunch for helping me out and having patience with my occasional idiocy.


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02 Sep 2014   #112
BotenRedWolf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 7601)
 
 

Aaannd... now it's doing it again. I'm done with this main board. **** this.

Just had to rant, we still solved it, I know it's the motherboard... Just getting crappy boards.
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02 Sep 2014   #113
essenbe

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

Slow down, I wouldn't be so sure. Pull one card and use it for a while and run some benchmarks, with the card in both slots. Then switch cards and just use the other for a while, in both slots running the same benchmarks in both slots. Compare the results. There should be little to no difference between them. If there's a big difference, it's the card and not the board. But, you will have to use each card for a while un each slot. There may be slight differenced and that is to be expected.
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02 Sep 2014   #114
BotenRedWolf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 7601)
 
 

That's the thing, I get errors with both cards, even run independently. and we can't forget that it did it on my first card, the GTX650. Same exact error and problems.
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02 Sep 2014   #115
essenbe

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

Yes, I had forgotten that part. That leaves it pretty much down to Motherboard or PSU. I know, your PSU is more than capable of doing the job. That is if it is working as it should. But your board seems to get a lot of complaints. Mostly about ram though, but some pcie stuff too. ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
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02 Sep 2014   #116
BotenRedWolf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 7601)
 
 

Yeah I noticed that too, digging around today. I decided on this as a replacement board though, does it seem like a decent idea?

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)
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02 Sep 2014   #117
essenbe

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

It seems to get decent reviews (GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com) I am not a gigabyte fan, but many people swear by them. The only problems I see at a quick look are the width of the board won't reach the last standoffs, so not much support on that side. That is OK if you build it outside the case then install it. And, the Killer Network . They can be a real pain to set up right and you have to keep drivers up to date with them. I have never had one, but I understand they are very good, but are "high Maintenance". I see problems here often with them. It is usually just a driver issue though. Those would be my only concerns at a quick glance. But, it is a real good looking board and seems to have everything you would need. I only read a couple of the reviews, and a couple of the more negative ones are from people who don't understand how boards are built now, and how expansion slots are used. But, it looks good.
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02 Sep 2014   #118
BotenRedWolf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 7601)
 
 

Yeah, my first gaming machine build used a Gigabyte GA-7VA and an Athlon XP 1700. Damn thing still works. 12-13 years later. Both sides of my case come off, so I can more easily support the back of the board while installing it, so the overhang shouldn't be too much of a concern.
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02 Sep 2014   #119
essenbe

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

Well, I've built more computers than I care to count, so the width thing would be no problem at all for me. Plus I always build mine outside the case first. It's a whole lot easier to work on if there is a problem, and I want to know it works well before I install it. My set up is a real pain to break down, if something is not right. When you get it, 1ST thing is pull the board out of the box, get a bright light and a magnifying glass and very closely look at the CPU pins in the CPU socket. They are really hard to see. But If even 1 of them is bent, box it back up and send it back. It will never run right. The most critical point in a build is installing the CPU and not bending one of those pins. After that, it's pretty easy.
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02 Sep 2014   #120
BotenRedWolf

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 7601)
 
 

Getting the chip in is pretty easy, just don't slide it around, line up the notches and set 'er down. My machine, since it's done, will have to get rebuilt inside the case.
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