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Got a random restart just now. Wasn't really doing anything either, just downloading wallpapers.
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You have disable restart on system failure unchecked is that correct?
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That is correct sir. :whistling:
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What did we say the tempetures on this system are?
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Well right now ASUS PC Probe says that my temps are:
CPU: 30 degrees C
MB: 29 degrees C
Video Card: 44 degrees C
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Is anyone else beginning to think there may be an issue with the motherboard?

Edit:

THree more things come to mind (sorry if any of these have been mentiond)

1) Bios Updated (but may not be a good idea du2 to stability :whistling: )

2) A different hard drive controller (if possible)

3) When you installed your components, specifically the motherboard, were you grounded? It seems to me that there is a strong correlation between flaky/malfunctioning parts and the installer not being grounded properly when they're installed.

Edited by ClickRight, 03 July 2007 - 09:52 PM.

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The motherboard has been replaced before (I sent it in to the company for a new one)

The bios are up to date
My HDs are connected via the sata ports on my mobo and there is no other way to hook them up.
Yeah I was grounded, did my best to touch the metal on my case the whole time.
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Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy

This is a tough one. I searched through the thread and saw that a run of Prime95 was recommended, but I didn't see any indication of it being used.

The latest version tests both cores of the CPU IIRC. I'd do some in-place FFts :whistling:
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I actually don't remember anything about prime95 but I'll download it and run it for a couple hours and see what happens.
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I figured it was going to take awhile for this test to run but when I came back to check on it I saw this:

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just realized that I'm running an older version of Prime95, I've got 24.14. But the newest is 25.3. I'll be getting the newest version right now.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 04 July 2007 - 08:56 AM.

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Ok I got the latest version of prime95 and this is what happened within a few minutes. To give you an idea of how long it took to fail, it didn't even give me a chance to get bored before failing.
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Also I'll copy paste the results.txt file for you to see.

[Wed Jul 04 19:55:03 2007]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.4604492188, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
FATAL ERROR: Resulting sum was 4741789213716012, expected: 4741789146606345
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
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Alright, I think we're getting closer anyways. Can you confirm that your CPU is set to 1.30v In your BIOS?

Edit: Someone confirm that this is *right* before he does this. According to the AMD Spec sheet it is 1.300/1.350V for a 3800+ X2

Edit again: A different/replacement CPU has not yet been tried, correct?

Edited by ClickRight, 04 July 2007 - 06:32 PM.

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Actually the CPU voltage settings are set to "auto" and I have no idea what my actual voltage is right now.

Nope a replacement CPU hasn't been tried just yet because at the time it was too expensive to buy a new one.
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What does CPU-Z Report for your CPU voltage? I know it will be off, but I am curious.
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CPU-Z shows it alternating from 1.36 to 1.375.
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