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#1 Aug 24 2010 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I built a new computer about 11 months ago and things have been messing up every-so-often. So far i know that 1 of my RAM slots on the motherboard is messed up because if i plug in one of the 4 sticks of 2GB ram i have into it, the screen starts to mess up and artifacts.

Big deal so ill deal with 6GBs of ram...

If i run FFXI and Flash Player (on youtube mostly) at the same time my computer will just shut off randomly, sometimes it restarts and freezes at the BOIS loading, sometimes it doesn't restart at all... If i restart it when i get back to windows it BSODs telling me USB_BUG_CODE error. However when i unplugged my USB mouse (the only USB thing i had plugged in) it gives me a different BSOD.

If i start to watch anime episodes offa some anime sites my computer just shuts off even if that is the only thing running.

Every-so-often with Starcraft 2 my computer will just BSOD to a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION screen. happens sometimes with Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 as well... Seems to mostly happen when loading a map/level.

I can limit the things that cause this to, level loading, or Flash Video player. Does anyone have any clues whats going on. I know its not the RAM so all i've got left to check hardware wise is my graphics card, mobo, and power supply.

I know there is somewhere i can get my hardware specs from within windows if anyone has any clues wtf is up or wants to take a stab at this problem please post below
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#2 Aug 25 2010 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
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have you verified your voltages for CPU/GPU/RAM/Northbridge and Southbridge (MCH/ICH) are in spec? Are your temperatures for any particular component ramped up when it happens?

Issues most common when overclocking, but could still be happening if BIOS settings are set to auto. Some boards have a bad voltage drop to the CPU when under load. Setting static values for voltages and enabling Line Load Calibration can help with this.

Just spitballing...gotta start somewhere.

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#3 Aug 25 2010 at 5:39 PM Rating: Good
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I'd actually wonder whether it's a voltage issue. What PSU are you running?
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#4 Aug 27 2010 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
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Armant wrote:
No DRG for party, camp spot site with 30 dmg, but is it for 20 like 30 dmg when you no hit be it for dd, for 30 dmg instead? or half is 10 for 20 dmg?

Omegag wrote:
Cor should just be using dice rolls and helping with cures anyway

Dynamis Member while prepping for Dynamis Qufim wrote:
Is this where treasure hunter feet drop?

#5 Aug 28 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
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630W so that shouldn't be the culprit unless it was defective. Okay, next step.

Windows Vista or 7? 32 or 64 bit? When was the last time you reformatted?
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#6 Aug 29 2010 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok time for more details, my brother got a degree from the local college for IT so lets see if i can tell you what he said in a 3rd party type explanation...

He thinks its the Motherboard... his reasoning is that the motherboard is only meant to power a 90W processor and the processor i have is 120W (or something to that effect). He thinks at times its trying to pull more power from the motherboard than its able too...

That or its the sound drivers. When im running FFXI and Youtube for example it may be putting too much stress on the drivers or something to that effect... cant remember the terminology he used...

3rd culprit, which i think he was just running out of things to point at was the hard drive itself. It's been working fine for me so far so i dont think its a huge issue.

none of these in my mind explain why randomly when loading Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2), Starcraft 2 (SC2) and Team Fortess 2 (TF2) cinematics and levels does the whole computer just reboot...

When it does crash as a result of running FFXI and Youtube videos (or any flash based application) it will generally reboot into windows with all USB outlets? having no power whatsoever. If i use the keyboard to manuever to the start menu and tell it to restart from there, in the middle of shutting down windows it BSOD's and gives me a USB_BUG_CODE error screen, It dumps the ram faster than i can write down any improtant details. This only used to happen when i was using a USB Mouse... Now with my PS2 Mouse connected it BSOD's with a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error instead... Couldn't tell you why it causes that.
once it dumps the ram mid way into rebooting it says brings you to that screen that says: blah blah blah, start in safe mode, blah blah blah, with the boot into regular windows already highlighted. For some reason my PS2 Keyboard has no power at the time it gets to this screen and i cant select anything else. Mid way into loading windows regularly (like i had a choice) my keyboard gets power back as the Num Lock light above the numpad comes on automatically, as it does if i was to cold boot the computer.

Thats all the funky stuff i can think about for the time being, If you need some clarification or have anymore questions dont be shy to post. This problem doesnt destroy my gaming, but it certainly hinders it.

I have Windows 7 64-bit if that helps.
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Armant wrote:
No DRG for party, camp spot site with 30 dmg, but is it for 20 like 30 dmg when you no hit be it for dd, for 30 dmg instead? or half is 10 for 20 dmg?

Omegag wrote:
Cor should just be using dice rolls and helping with cures anyway

Dynamis Member while prepping for Dynamis Qufim wrote:
Is this where treasure hunter feet drop?

#7 Aug 29 2010 at 3:07 AM Rating: Good
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I have run into random restarts and such under video loads b/c I pushed my video card past it's limits of overclock/voltages, idk what all you've got going on in the over-clocking arena, if anything at all. If you have tweaked any timings higher, have you undone them and noticed any improvement in stability?

Could also just be your VRM's are dying a slow death. Capacitors dry out over time, and voltage regulation goes wacky. The board is almost a year old. I just had a gigabyte burn out 2 DIB's at one VRM block after just 5 months of operation.

You could try monitoring voltages and such in realtime as you load things and see if any flags go off, but it's not practical to do that at the board with a multimeter.

You could try ome of the CPUID tools (www.cpuid.com). They have a free hardware monitor (hwmonitor)that can give you feedback on different voltages and temps from the board's environment monitor as well as the actual CPU core diodes. It could even be something as wacky as one side of the cores is getting too hot b/c of a bad heatsink/TIM meshing or something.

Another thing that could be suspect is your northbridge or southbridge chips on the board. The fact that you are seeing USB ports disappearing and such makes me wonder if maybe you don't have some overheating on the boards chipset itself as well.

Just so many things it could be...

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