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PC crashing after installing gigabyte z68xp-ud3

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by zdream, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. zdream

    zdream Member

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    friend recently bought a new mobo and an evo 212 aftermarket cooler and installed it correctly (i assume) but ever since then he has been trying to play games and it has randomly been minimizing and often completely shuts off then reboots, he has formatted the comp and installed all the correct drivers as well so can anyone give some possible insight on what could be causing this to happen?

    his setup is as follows

    2 x 1tb HDD
    gtx 670
    gigabyte z68xp-ud3
    i5 2500k
    16gb ddr3 1600mhz 1.5v corsair
    600w toughpower thermaltake
     
  2. lionman

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    Have you monitored the temps?
     
  3. Winterheart

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    Start with the basics and move from there. As posted above, check temps and see if the issue is easily reproducible. If temps seem ok, check things like power supply and the EPS plugs. If the system is overclocked, then drop it back to base settings and test again as well.
     
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    zdream

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    temps are all fine, it's only when he runs games and puts the rig under stress it's not OC'd at all either, apparently everything was put together soundly but ill get him to re-do it
     
  5. Thanos

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    check for bent pins on cpu socket

    before that.

    hirenz

    memtest
    hdd test
    win xp loader - prime95
    heavens benchmark

    considering its only happening under load, possibly RAM problem.

    PSU could also be problem.... consdering its thermaltake too lolz
     
  6. Smokin Whale

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    I've had some whacky instability issues with this board in the past. Make sure that you're using the latest BIOS for starters.
     

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