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Windows 7: Sometimes BSOD while playing games.

11 Jun 2014   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I am with mohavepc I am wondering what your PSU is for one thing as that card requires a minimum of 500watts so take a look at the specs of it whatever it is and then run this HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download see my ditty and pic as it may not be able to cope

You can use this for estimating the power you need for your system too.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator > don't forget the top figure is actual the bottom figure is the most important - recommended

Using HW Info

You can test the volts on the PSU with HWInfo HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.

The original right hand window shows themachine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use themain left hand side panel

FOR OTHER COMPONENTS

Open each + down into the componentitself and then click on it - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that device. See pic for example.


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11 Jun 2014   #12
Accuracy

Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohavepc View Post
What we are seeing is the Overclocking is indeed causing the issue. The CPU is at one point in a blue moon failing.
Download Speccy and follow the tutorial. The Whole tutorial not just part. You were asked to follow the tutorial here but evidently something got skipped please follow it fully.
Is the system Water cooled? if not Stop Overclocking
Is the system using Glycol based coolant? If not Stop Overclocking
Have a spare CPU in case of failure? Again stop Overclocking.

Simply step it down a notch and see if it stabilizes. You are not going to lose that much in performance but will gain in longevity.

It could also be a failing rail in the PSU. Have a Spare? Don't overclock till you do.

Have a good day

It is not overclocked that much. I overclocked from 3.5 ghz to 4.1 ghz which is also the turbo frequency.

I am not sure what is causing this but I would appreciate some tips. Also I would like to add that when my CPU is overclocked I have to press my computer power button twice to turn on. It simply turns on the first time for 2 - 3 seconds and turns off again. When I press the button for the second time it turns on. I have been experiencing this since I had overclocked. I thought it is a side effect. I bothered to test it with default voltages with turbo on and it no longer happens.

I am still wondering what my cpu/motherboard doesn't like. I have simply disabled the power saving features turned off turbo and set the frequency to what turbo has to offer. It does not require extra voltages.

But honestly I tried changing voltages too by 0.025v and not even a single difference. I just fail to see what could the issue be.

Do you think it is the overheating or simply my motherboard can not handle the OC?


@Icit2Lol

My PSU is Corsair VS650.

It is 650w and should be more than enough for my computer.

Also according to the calculation I need 424w.

Here is the image from the tool you have told me to use. Everything seems normal.

http://www.image-share.com/ijpg-2585-145.html
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11 Jun 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

That's ok mate but it is like I said what it calculates is entirely dependent on what you enter into that calculator and I think you might find it calculates on the machine running at normal speeds. So if you are overclocking it goes that the figure you got would be a tad on the low size unless you factored in the OC.

Personally I like to work with a large margin of error ie at least 25% over of what it recommends but that's just me.
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11 Jun 2014   #14
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Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
That's ok mate but it is like I said what it calculates is entirely dependent on what you enter into that calculator and I think you might find it calculates on the machine running at normal speeds. So if you are overclocking it goes that the figure you got would be a tad on the low size unless you factored in the OC.

Personally I like to work with a large margin of error ie at least 25% over of what it recommends but that's just me.

I did. But even if I didn't I have like 200w space where I can overclock.

I also metioned that I didn't change my volts. It is a big freaking mistery to me.
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11 Jun 2014   #15
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well since you didn't answer the question of cooling and spare components all I can say is It might be of benefit to not overclock. just my two cents.

I would at least run an 850watt PSU with that graphics card as the Working minimums have been noted to be 500watt Without Overclocking.
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11 Jun 2014   #16
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Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohavepc View Post
Well since you didn't answer the question of cooling and spare components all I can say is It might be of benefit to not overclock. just my two cents.

I would at least run an 850watt PSU with that graphics card as the Working minimums have been noted to be 500watt Without Overclocking.
I have came to the conclusion that it is the motherboard VRM being unstable and simply not supporting overclocking.

The issue with the double turn on and restart issues seems to have something to do with the turbo core since it doesn't happen with turbo core on.

I have run into couple of people having the same issue with gigabyte boards. I will stay away from them and I will buy an asus board that supports overclocking and a better, bigger case.
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11 Jun 2014   #17
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So you are saying that it is solved as an issue with the motherboard? If that's the case please mark this thread as solved
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There are several articles on that board that mention COOLING the VRM properly if overclocking.
To overclock a processor even a tiny bit without proper cooling of the CPU and Chipset is foolhardy at best.

Here's the post
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