Topic Title: Computer failure when gaming
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Created On: 07/06/2014 06:48 PM
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 07/06/2014 06:48 PM
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sgoudriaan
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Dear forumers,

Last april I built a new PC. Here are the specs: Sapphire R9 280x, FX-8350, 16 GB DDR5, 700 Watt PS, 120 GB SSD.

When playing graphically intense games (BF4, Bioshock: Infinite on ultra settings) I initially experience no problems. However, after playing for around 20-30 minutes, suddenly my screens turn into grey vertical lines and I am no longer able to perform any actions on the computer.

I've replaced the driver (13.12) with the newest Beta driver (14.6) and I opened the chassis and cleaned it all up. I've also checked the temperatures but the computer doesn't go above 70 degrees. None of this has helped.

I'm completely lost on what the problem might be and how I should fix it. Do any of you have any suggestions? They would be greatly appreciated.

Sander

P.S. I've been playing with the idea that it might have to do with either my lack of power (700W isn't a lot) or the fact that I somehow screwed up the dual monitor setup (I use displayfusion)

 07/06/2014 10:38 PM
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Definitely need to know the exact make and model of that PSU.  Overall power ratings are notoriously useless - we need to see the rails and amps.

 

 07/07/2014 06:47 AM
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sgoudriaan
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Sure thing:

Gegevens:

  • Corsair Carbide 500R Black
  • Coolermaster G700
  • AMD Vishera FX-8350, Eight-Core
  • Noctua NH-D15
  • ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
  • 7.1 Sound card
  • Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600
  • SSD Crucial M500 120GB
  • 2000 GB Sata III Harddisk
  • DVD Reader
  • Sapphire AMD Radeon HD R9 280X 3GB
  • 1Gbit network card
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit NL
EDIT: I noticed the input for the power cable is on the left of my PC. Is it possible that I installed  the PSU the wrong way? 


Edited: 07/07/2014 at 06:55 AM by sgoudriaan
 07/07/2014 03:04 PM
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sgoudriaan
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http://gyazo.com/60ccb4e5da6374eb56fbc00207fde530 This is how it looks like. I'm sure somebody could help??!

 07/07/2014 03:29 PM
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Thanny
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Nothing likely wrong with that PSU.  Decent single 12V rail.

You say not above 70C, but which components?  That qualifies as overheating for that CPU, but not the GPU.

With that case, the PSU should be installed with the intake fan facing down, so it draws air from outside the bottom of the case (there's a filter down there you should clean periodically).  Putting it in upside down is unlikely to have any serious consequences.

The fact that your problem is time-dependent does suggest some kind of temperature issue, so do provide details on that if you can.

 

 07/07/2014 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by: Thanny That qualifies as overheating for that CPU

It does not. Above 80, maybe. Above 90, yes. If 70 was overheating, why do BIOSes have the temperature warning limit hardcoded to 80 and above?



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 07/08/2014 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by: Eydee
Originally posted by: Thanny That qualifies as overheating for that CPU

 

It does not. Above 80, maybe. Above 90, yes. If 70 was overheating, why do BIOSes have the temperature warning limit hardcoded to 80 and above?

 

Found this on cpu-world's website:

The following is shown on the "AMD FX-8350 specifications" page under FAQ.
"Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may still run fine with CPU temperatures,
exceeding 60C threshold by a few degrees. Running the FX-8350 close to 70 degrees and higher is not recommended."



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 07/08/2014 04:14 PM
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Well, the quality of silicon probably got worse in the universe in the past few years then... Wikipedia still says it melts at 1414°C. It should be corrected I guess. It's not the CPU you have to worry about but anything near it. Are newer CPU sockets made of worse quality plastic maybe?



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