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CPU, Motherboard, or Graphics Card??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bogmali, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. bogmali

    bogmali Moderator Staff Member

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    Long story short I have:

    i7 920 D0 Stepping
    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Motherboard
    2X EVGA GTX460 768MB Graphics Card
    3X2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600
    Seagate 320GB SATA HDD
    Tuniq Extreme 120 Cooler

    Issue: Random lock-ups with stock clocks on CPU to a point where I can't get it to boot. The GPU is OCd with 800/1600 clocks.

    The very same GPU's gave me the same symptom on another rig:wtf: That rig now has 2 GTX260's and it's running fine. The CPU and RAM were on a X58A-UD7 mobo that I recently sold and they were fine.

    So is it the CPU, motherboard, or the video card?
     
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you could swap the CPU over to the other rig you could really narrow it down. It's not the GPU's as you ruled those out and it really could be either the CPU or the motherboard at this point.
     
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    bogmali Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm almost positive that it is the motherboard. I won't find out until this Thursday when I start playing with it.
     
  4. thebluebumblebee

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    Since the symptoms followed the video cards, start with them.
     
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