Hey everybody so my PC is giving me some issues, I will try to post as much information as I can.
So the issue dates back for almost months, here is the compilation:
I have been having several problems with my pc for awhile even when running at stock or using OC Genie. I would like to compile all my issues in one thread in hopes I can get people who have the same board to give me some advice. :D
So when running idle or using OC genie I get BSOD sometimes, the BSOD specifically are irql_less_than_or_equal_to and once for cpuz_186x. I unstalled my cpuz as I thought that was the reason. I only overclocked using oc genie and its not even a great overclock (3.8Ghz 1.049v). My event log shows that most error occurs at these sources: DistributedCOM and Service Control Manager.
So my specs:
5960x (3.7~3.8Ghz at 1.049v)
Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz
850 pro sdd (128GB)
WD Blue HDD (1TB)
Lots of external storage
GTX 970 G1
MSI X99S Sli Plus
1000G2 eVGA PSU
I ran a memtest and the results as followed:
As you can see no errors. It could be that OC genie is bad so I disabled it but no changes I sometimes still get BSOD. Then the next interesting part, I usually during my school year/work term run ANSYS and do alot of heavily cpu intensive mesh generation/real time mesh rendering, I also do simulations as well. i noticed that sometimes the software (ANSYS) lags so I got advice from my co-workers/boss/professors to use faster processors if available. I then proceeded to attempt overclocking my i7. Upon further research I found out that majority run around 4.5Ghz at 1.3v, I noticed that at stock full load my i7 uses less voltages than most i7 (besides the one that have overclocked more), so I thought I have a good chip. The problem is windows won't boot if I put in any clockrate with 1.3v. It took in overclocks when I increased BLK but still the vcore shown in the bios is different than in windows. Sometimes windows won't boot giving me BSOD such as stack overflow, kernel error etc. I got these OC settings to boot but not stable:
but it won't stay stable, what I find weird is i can overclock higher with less voltages in the BIOS (accept when I try to go over 4.7Ghz while forcing it at 1.3v) but sometimes it won't boot into windows (gives me BSOD) or it boots but shows different voltages then that of the bios.
So what am I doing wrong, is it my processor? motherboard? ram? Note that in the bios it shows the ram running at 2133mhz but in memtest or even in windows it clocked lower, and my motherboard doesnt even show a XMP button either. I have upgraded to the newest bios as well.
Im confused? :huh:
So I needed reliability over performance, so I dropped it down to stock everything because I couldnt overclock well on the board even though my cpu use little voltage for some gains. The pc was running well for about a week, benchmarks over night worked fine and my Ansys simulations were running great. Yesterday when my pc turned on it looped a boot and then it went into windows. I logged in fine and proceeded to go check my email. The system crashed, causing a static sound coming out of the speaker and it rebooted. This time it wouldnt even post. The power was on, fans, radiator fans, pump, graphics card were all on but I couldnt boot into the bios. Since this motherboard doesnt have a post code display or speaker on the board it only displays post codes on the monitor but since I can't see anything I can't really tell. It can't be my processor since the cpu has been through intense loads and it didn't break, no damage to it when I opened the socket. My gpu seems to be fine since it turns on. I removed the ram thinking if it was ram I would still boot and get a ram missing code but nothing. I tried them one by one and its still nothing. I reseated everything and nope. I will be borrowing a friends 770 to see if its my gpu but I highly doubt that. So does that mean i need to rma the mobo if I can;t get it to boot with his 770? What should I do, this pc must be up and running to complete my simulation for this term......