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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    What you described there is certianly more that what I had going on here. No reboots req'd here.

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    Also, it might be time to whittle down your HDDs one at a time until you can ferret out which one is making this noise, remove it and see if the problem persists with it removed.
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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    Freezing and lockups can be an SSD problem, but as said above we don't know what hardware you are using.

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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    when is the problem happening?
    is it while you are using it for a while?
    after you left it for a minute and crashes as soon as you come back to it?
    or is it more like leaving it alone for a while and it crashes?

    i'm thinking its a vid card issue since it crashes "black with white stripes", but lets rule out a few things first.

    if you have more info on what is happening around the time of failure might help this odd issue more.

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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    oh.. and what odd sounds are coming from the hdd? high pitched squeals? grinding? are they SSD? SSD shouldnt make any sound.

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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    Some people claim on rare occasions that SSDs make slight noises, like inductor whine or capacitor noise, but I've never heard anything.

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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Some people claim on rare occasions that SSDs make slight noises, like inductor whine or capacitor noise, but I've never heard anything.
    My laptop has that issue, but it not the ssd directly. It's the rf coming from it polluting the audio amplification. So when my ssd runs I hear what sounds like inductor whine, but if I disconnect my speakers it goes away.
    Probably not an issue in a pc unless they are in close proximity.
    Well at least I have never seen nor heard of it in a pc anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    What you described there is certianly more that what I had going on here. No reboots req'd here.

    Scott, can i ask you to fill in your "System Specs" on THIS page please?

    Also, it might be time to whittle down your HDDs one at a time until you can ferret out which one is making this noise, remove it and see if the problem persists with it removed.

    Well I disconnected all hard drive except the Boot drive and it still freezes. So I know it's not a hard drive problem. I will try to put in my old video card (very old) (PNY VCG86GTSXPB GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card) and see if it still happens.

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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    Here is a link to some pictures of my computer and a shot of my monitor when it freezes. It's not always the same color when it freezes, Sometimes it's white/gray, blue, blue striped, white and black stripes.

    https://truck.it/p/nqT6WwjYTl

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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    System Specs:

    Case: Silverstone TJ11-BW
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B
    PSU: Corsair Professional Series AX 1200 (AX1200i)
    MotherBoard: ASRock X79 Extreme9 Bios: P2.30
    Sound Card: ASRock Game Blaster (came with mb)
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor
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    Default Re: Do I need to connect both ATX 12v connectors?

    Well I've put in my old video card and so far haven't had any freeze. So my new question is if the video card is causing the freeze is it because of a defective video card or is it not compatible with my mb.
    I did run some tests on the video card which passed (ultimate boot cd). Should I rma the video card or get a different one all together?

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