shutdown and overclocking

viking73

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new problem...maybe. today my system shutdown itself. I restart it and it would start then stop, start again and then stop. I thought it might be something with the power supply so i disconnected one of my 2 gtx 260 video cards do reduce the power drain. It started and gave me a  message shown here.



What is not shown in the picture is "133x20=2660" in the upper right corner. I have never touched anything that has to do with overclocking and no one else uses this system. The cmos was set to optimized defaults. Since it set itself to a default setting, I plugged the second GTX 260 back in and things are working again.

1.) does the i7 quad core overclock itself for some reason?
2.) I was plugged into an APC 800 backup UPS and I have a Corsair HX1000 power supply. Is this a problem?
 

NovJoe

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Check in your Event Viewer under system log and see what are the errors or warnings which happened prior to the shutdown.
 

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I suggest that you set the BIOS back to factory defaults and try booting with barebone conditions and see how it goes.
 

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I get this same situation.. except the event viewer doesnt state anything.

The system is not bluescreening.. it just hardware powers down and reboots.

I get the same message as the original poster as well, it is very annoying as it often happens in the middle of doing something.

I wonder if it could be thermal related to the high IOH temps on the board (often 80-85C, but not sure what happens to them in the middle of playing a game)? Is there any way to log the temperatures to a file so I can check what they were at the time of the crash?

I get this issue whether I change the default bios settings or not. Ive got a 920 on my eclipse board, my CPU temps are below 30C under load. System temp is about 27C.

What can I do?
 

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Smoke said:
I wonder if it could be thermal related to the high IOH temps on the board (often 80-85C, but not sure what happens to them in the middle of playing a game)?
That's way too high, even for 100% load.  Reinstall the heatsink.
 

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AaronYuri said:
That's way too high, even for 100% load.  Reinstall the heatsink.
It is? I found another thread on this forum where it was mentioned that intel and msi said the IOH runs hot and to expect temps up to 100C. How do I go about changing the manufacturers heatsink on a board? Ive never done that before and cant find any procedural help thru google...

Ive been able to replicate the issue by running ram up to high usage. When I get above 98% ram allocation, I spontaneously reboot. So It could be a ram issue as well. Of would that be something possible IOH related as well?
 

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smoke,

Can you list out your full system spec and PSU spec?

In future, it is better for you to start a new thread so it will not be confusing for TS when he/she comes back and find the thread being hijacked.
 

Smoke

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Apologies. Just the symptoms sounded identical. Ive started a new thread.
 

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Appreciate the effort, smoke.

Thanks.
 
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