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Windows 7: Stability issues. FX-6300 and . Frequent Freezes

01 Jun 2014   #1
H0lyD1ver

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Stability issues. FX-6300 and . Frequent Freezes

Hello,
I've got a machine that I think the only issue preventing stability are the BIOS settings. The machine will not run Prime95 without errors, and as soon as I bumped the voltage to the CPU it seemed to be more stable. I haven't really had BSOD's to analyze. I've got several logs from running Prime95 at various settings. The most stable I've gotten it (fewer errors, longest run time) is to run Prime95 for 24+ hours by dropping the RAM bus clock speed to like 400MHz (from 667)

Has anybody else had issues with machines not running at stock/default settings?

Attached are the reports from the Log Collector and a few Prime95 logs (named after the BIOS settings or cpu voltage).

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated! I've been spending the past few weeks running tests and pulling out my hair.

Below are the hardware specs:
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Case + PSU: RAIDMAX Super Hurricane ATX-248BP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
RAM: CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV4GX3M1A1333C9
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
Disk Drive: LG Internal Super Multi Drive SATA Model GH24NSB0 - OEM




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Stability issues. FX-6300 and . Frequent Freezes-cpu1.png Stability issues. FX-6300 and . Frequent Freezes-cpu2.png Stability issues. FX-6300 and . Frequent Freezes-cpu3.png Stability issues. FX-6300 and . Frequent Freezes-cpu4.png 
Attached Files
File Type: zip COLIN1182014-Sun_06_01_2014_203414_57.zip (1,008.9 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt Default settings.txt (3.7 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt default no turbo.txt (3.3 KB, 1 views)
File Type: txt Default but 1215 volts.txt (6.6 KB, 1 views)
File Type: txt 135 volts.txt (1.7 KB, 3 views)
File Type: txt 136 volts.txt (1.1 KB, 1 views)
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02 Jun 2014   #2
H0lyD1ver

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Update: I'm running Memtest 86+ again and this time I've so far encounter one error and I'm at 5 passes...could that be the culprit?
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02 Jun 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Could be the problem there. What is your RAM voltage set to?
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02 Jun 2014   #4
H0lyD1ver

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Love your avatar!

I've tried various settings, including 1.6 and 9-9-9-24, 2T, but I still get errors from Prime95. Is there a good way to narrow down the ideal voltages, or just trial and error?
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03 Jun 2014   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The ideal voltage is no more than 1.5 volts. I would relax the timings to something like 10-10-10-30 and see if you can get it to be stable with Prime95. Once it's stable, we can experiment with tightening up the timings a little bit.

Some motherboards simply don't like running the memory at the advertised timings. I have one like that. I can't run 2 4GB sticks together at their advertised timings, but I can run 4 2GB sticks at tighter timings. Same brand of RAM, and I don't know why there's a difference, but like me, your mobo might be part of the problem.

Another thing. You shouldn't normally have to raise your core voltage to run the CPU stable at stock (or turbo) speeds. I think the problem in this case is memory related. Especially if you are getting errors with Memtest86+.
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11 Jun 2014   #6
H0lyD1ver

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the help. I think you may be on to something with the ram speed and compatible ram. In my previous torture tests, when I dropped the ram down to like 400mhz or whatever it ran solid. I'll keep you guys posted with my progress.
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11 Jun 2014   #7
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Just for giggles what is the brand of the power supply? A crappy no name brand can cause instability issues. Download HWMonitor from CPUID website and give us a screenshot of the voltages (and temps for that matter). Version 1.25 is the newest.

HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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12 Jun 2014   #8
H0lyD1ver

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'll take a screenshot from CPU-ID tomorrow, but it's a PSU that came with the case:

RAIDMAX::Super Hurricane
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13 Jun 2014   #9
H0lyD1ver

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Image 1 is normal conditions.
Image 2 is under Prime95.


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13 Jun 2014   #10
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I can't see anything wrong with those readings. Can you take a screenshot of the voltages and temps in your bios and if you have a camera the label on the side of the Power supply. Post back your findings.
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