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Old 01-17-2008, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been running on my "safe" overclock, testing overclock that has been completely stable and never given me any issues, orthos tested. But suddenly I get lock ups when I log in? The screen freezes and the startup music keeps repeating.. This happens only sometimes.

And another thing.. I noticed sometimes [never when I have actually been on the computer.....] I'll come over to my computer and it will be completely unresponsive and act as if the monitor is off? I thought it could be the power settings, I have it set to home... This seems to only happen lately.

I noticed it will also happen when I'm changing my mouse batteries and swing and accidently hit the computer with my chair? Odd? I don't really hit it that hard.
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Maybe it's not as stable as you think. I know with what I have mine at there's little odd quirks like that. When I start the computer when its completely cold, it won't boot windows, but if I just hit reset it's perfectly fine. Or if it goes into standby mode, it doesn't come out. And at lower speed/voltage it doesn't do those things.
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Hmmm. Alright, I'll have to look more into my overclock.

I just updated my Bios, could that be messing with anything?
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run memtest86
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Passed Memtest with no errors.
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Passed Memtest with no errors.
But how long did you run it?

During the time you leave your computer on, what do you have it do??
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Usually it just sits at the desktop with no apps running, sometimes I defrag.

The Memtest got to 100% and restarted again, so I figured I could exit, is that not how its done?
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The Memtest got to 100% and restarted again, so I figured I could exit, is that not how its done?
Not at all, let it sit there for 4 hours minimum. 6 hours is perferred.
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Can do.

Does it test a stick at a time, or all of my ram at once?
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