Brand New Gaming System Freezes
Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:15 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:35 PM
However even with dropping the RAM freq. still have the freezing problem. I can't seem to get passed 1-2% before it just jams up on me.
Edited by trokua, 08 April 2013 - 11:44 PM.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:22 AM
I will refer the matter to a more senior staff member who will decide how to proceed
Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:26 AM
Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:08 PM
Just for s**ts and giggles I tried a different Motherboard with a little bit better customer ratings and the problem is gone. It seems there was a fault somewhere in the motherboard, but with the replacement I have seen no more issues!
Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:26 PM
If you need any more help, we are here.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:10 PM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:36 PM
I think to sort this we need to start with a base configuration of hardware and a limited install of software.
Not quite sure what you are running on now as you have changed the MB,so please list all your current hardware, brands/model numbers, everything.
You had a second GPU installed.
Q. What are you using it for?
Q. What connections are you using to power it?
Q. What are you using the second HDD for?
Q. Is the second HDD involved with converting/rendering or running games?
Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:01 AM
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10Q-32GBZL
SSD (For Bootup and basic function)
Intel 335 Series Jay Crest SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Nvideo GeForce GTX550 Ti
For the 2nd GPU
1. I was using it just to have backup VRAM for conversion processes, not too sure if it actually worked for it.
2. Using the 6+2 PIN connectors from the PSU to power both GPU's
For the 2nd HDD
1. Using as storage for all music/picture/video files.
2. Not really connected to games as I'd install those direct to the SSD for faster load times. However it was the save point of all Video files, therefore was connected to the conversion process.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:31 AM
Thanks for the info, update.
Please configure the hardware so you only have the following installed.
the CPU, heat-sink/fan connected to the CPU fan header.
2 sticks of RAM in the optimal slots.
the GTX550 Ti in the PCI-E slot, closest to the CPU, (slot #2. Use the fixed PCI-E cables from the PSU.
Front header connections.
Disconnect the DATA drive.
Remove the second GPU.
Go to the SSD manufacturer Web site and look for a Firmware update. Please note any warnings given.
After updating the SSD, Enter BIOS, make sure AHCI is still enable, > save setting and exit.
Without connecting the DATA drive, can you perform any sort ot video conversion?
GPU configuration. a second GPU is not able to interact with the primary card unless in SLI and must be of the same series. Your cards are not compatible but we may be able to use it for PhysX. some games can use it and some application. We can try it later to see if it makes a difference for your rig.
> http://www.tweakguid.../NVFORCE_6.html Page 7 is relevant to PhysX management.
Cards supporting PhysX > http://www.nvidia.co...hcmmr2bytnkzymy
Some Aplcations/games supporting PhysX > http://www.geforce.c...da/applications
Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:46 AM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:10 AM
1. Hooked up my SSD to a different computer as a slave in order to run the Diagnostic Tool - Ran all tests I could with no issues. I attempted to update firmware, but it said it was at its latest version.
2. Went into BIOS on the Gaming Rig and realized that the Memory Advanced Settings were basically overclocking the RAM (Disabled that) and finally got more frequest successful attempts to boot. However during one of the previous boots that froze up, there must have been a fault in the Windows Repair and was unable to load Windows.
3. I attempted to re-install Windows 8 using an installation disc, however still got freezing issues mid install.
I wondered if this might be a corrupted disc or perhaps it didn't burn correctly or I'd burned it too fast. So I decided to try to install Windows 8 via USB instead. It seemed to go through the standard install fine and when it came time to restart and finish the process, my computer just hung out with "Preparing Devices" barely visible.
4. I wondered if the problem is the SSD itself just not wanting to be compatible, so I'm attempting a clean install on the data 3TB drive. The read/write speeds of course aren't all too great with it being a Green Drive, but at this point I'll settle for a successful boot up of anything!
And Installing Windows froze up at "Getting files ready for installation (97%).
SO fairly sure it's not the SSD or the HDD at this point. I've tested the RAM and switched out Mothorboard. My last idea is CPU problem?
Edited by trokua, 23 April 2013 - 12:13 AM.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:51 AM
May I ask where the file you are using to burn came from?
I wondered if this might be a corrupted disc or perhaps it didn't burn correctly or I'd burned it too fast. So I decided to try to install Windows 8 via USB instead.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:13 AM
So I'm going to go out and purchase Windows 8 (although I hate to change OS
I did take this, as you had bought a disk, did you buy a licence and key?
What software are you using to built the USB installation. Are you copying the files from another media or a download source.
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