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    As some of you already know I got me a GTX295 for about a week now and it's folding. I got the second core to fold this weekend and no longer getting "UNSTABLE MACHINE" errors for that particular core. But what I get now is a constant shutdowns/restarts:wtf::confused: I run this rig 24/7 folding/crunching and I have the power options set on Windows to never shutdown. Is it a heat issue where windows overrides EVGA precision and shuts down the whole PC? I'm really stumped at this point and contemplating on RMAing the card and selling it (cheap I might add) when I get it back. Here my specs:

    Core i7 @ 3.0 Ghz
    Gigabyte X58 UD3R SLI
    G-Skill 3X2GB PC3-12800 CL9
    Zalman CNPS9700 CPU Cooler
    WD 400GB HDD
    EVGA GTX-295 GPU
     
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    Could just be a instabilty issue!!
    Set everything back to stock clocks and see if it still does it!!
    Also run memtest86 and see if you may have a bad stick!!
     
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    Will try that and see if keeps doing it.
     
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    PSU issue? if you're folding, heat will be constant and the PSU could be overheating.

    if thats on the coolermaster, CM PSU's dont have that great a reputation.
     
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    It's on a CM Real Power Pro 750W :confused:
     
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    i'd try swapping with the PSU in your other machine.

    Why put the inferior PSU, on the more power hungry machine?
     
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    I'm not sure about the inferior part there M8 cause I've had nothing but success with CM but I will swap it with my Corsair TX850W to check out your theory cause I am also curious:eek:
     
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    when you hear of random shutdowns, its almsot always something overheating. CPU, PSU, ram, northbridge - in that order of likeliness.

    PSU's arent my specialty (why should they be, i buy a good one and dont bother looking for another 3 years :p) but when people talk about PSU's around here they tend to list a few brands. PC P&C, corsair are the main two. whenever coolermaster is mentioned, its usually as a middle of the pile product, not a great or exceptional product.

    Corsair on the other hand, is mentioned as king of the hill currently - an 850W corsair is going to be rather superior to a 750W coolermaster.
     
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