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#1 Bjorn132

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:22 AM

Hello wise people!

 

A few months ago, I decided to upgrade my computer since the hardware was getting old and i started getting crashes. I managed to install some new hardware but the crashes were still present.

 

 

Old hardware:

 

CPU: Some old AMD processor

Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L LE

RAM: 2 x Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G

Graphics: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TXV2

Storage: 128gb kingston SSD + 1TB WD caviar blue

Cabinet: AeroCool Strike-X White Edition

 

 

New hardware:

 

CPU: Intel Socket 1150 Core I5-4690K 3.5 GHz

Motherboard: GIGA GA-Z97-HD3

RAM: 2 x HyperX Fury DDR3 1866MHz 8GB Balck

Graphics: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB (same as before)

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TXV2 (same as before)

Storage: 128gb kingston SSD + 1TB WD caviar blue (same as before)

Cabinet: AeroCool Strike-X White Edition

 

I still need to buy some new parts but i really want to find the cause for my crashes first. I run windows 7 ultimate 64-bit.

 

 

Crashes

 

I thought the crashes occured due to overheating but that is not the case. My new hardware maintains a low temperature. The crashes occurs when i use my browser and especially when i run some light games like Hearthstone and tabs out to my browser (chrome or firefox). I've never crashed when running games that require more, like the witcher 3. I don't believe i've ever crashed outside of my browser.

When my computer crashes, the fans keep running and the lights are still on. The screen turns black and i can usually hear a "brrrrrrrr" sound in my headset. It happens a few times a day.

 

 

Fixes

 

I tried to use a 550w PSU for a few months but it did not make any difference.

I made sure the temperature did not go too high.

My drivers are updated and the harddrives have been cleared a few times since the crashes started.

 

Do you guys have any idea what could cause these crashes? I would appreciate any form of help!



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#2 cheapbyte

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:33 AM

If you cloned your Win7 install from the AMD to the Intel, I have seen strange issues after that, a clean install is always the way to go.  Also, with any new system, I always run memtest86 for a minimum of a day to find any bad memory.



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:43 AM

I had exactly that issue when switching from AMD to intel but a clean install solved it. I will try memtest86, thx.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 05:49 AM

the memtest86 did not find anything. I've tested numerous blocks of RAM and none of them solved my problem.






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