Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:16 PM
Hi everyone, I'm hoping you can help because I'm about to through this mobo out the window lol.
I have an asus mobo with an I7-950, dual gtx470's and 12gb of corsair 1600mhz ddr3 ram. Also have a 6 disk raid for media and a single os drive.
I did have my os drive on a raid card and that was causing random lock ups on start and during use. Ripped it out. System worked pretty good for a few weeks. I've stressed it pretty hard and even ran 8 instances of toast and furmark at the same time for a few hours. The cpu never goes above 55c and gpu never above 95c. Yea the temps are a little warm, but it idles at 45c for cpu and about 55c for gpu. I have a v8 cpu cooler and turning the fan up or down makes no difference. I already reseated it but the cpu cooler does not feel hot to the touch.
I can game all day and probably not have any problems. It mostly crashes on idle. Before crash i'v seen artifacts, as if my gpu was hot, but it was only 55c when this happened. Yesterday i go to start it up and it loads fine. I let i idle before i started working and all the icons go green and the desktop goes black and it freezes. Dint touch a thing other then to log in. I hit the restart button and it does the same thing...3 or 4 min of idle and it freezes and goes green. I restart again and immediately start Avid media Composer. It freezes during the flash screens tarting Avid. I shut down let it chill and then turned it back on. it froze right after I typed in my password on the welcome screen. Keep in mind room temp was like 90f, but still the computer does not seem to be overheating. The gpu fans are not maxing out, the v8 cpu cooler doesn't feel hot. Could something else on the mobo be getting toasty? its in an antec 1200 case with all fans maxed. yes i know 7 hard drives are heating the incoming air, but he air flow is pretty high. Any suggestions would be great. I'm considering going liquid but dont want to drop a grand on cooling if something else is the problem.