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    Default Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    Hello!

    I'm having an overheating problem causing my system to crash in about 3 hours after it's been put to heavy work. I've been monitoring the Temperatures recently ( pic bellow).


    After the 1st crash, more occur in a shorted period. It shuts down, fans stop. Starts running again in 2seconds. I've updated the BIOS as i've read it may be causing problems, i've updated all drivers and reinstalled the OS. I'm also running a processor cooler and a 650W PSU.

    I still have the motherboard in warranty. Should i send it back or adress the problem in another manor? I'm getting pretty desperate as it screwed my previous PSU already.

    Thank for the answers.

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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    Hello and Welcome.

    Please go HERE, scroll down and fill in the "System Specs' so that we know what you have there system-wise.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    done. The computer has not been overclocked however. I will try to monitor with another program also since the charts are quite unbelievable.
    Last edited by Gizzox; 02-21-2013 at 12:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    Given your screenshot of the system temps, etc, IMO they don't add up to the CPU overheating. Assuming they are partially correct:

    The max CPU temp does not at all match what the max core temps were, they should be the same or very close when the CPU is under a heavy load.

    The Vcore at 1.232V max, and the CPU package power at 50W, are not at all excessive for your CPU.

    The video card's voltage is normal, and not showing high stress.

    Your Noctua CPU cooler should handle your CPU fine, given it is mounted correctly.

    Why do you think your problem is an overheating issue? Anything besides the temp readings?

    Yes, try another monitoring program, I suggest HWiNFO64, free to download. Do not run more than one monitoring program at a time, that can cause incorrect readings.

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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    alright, thank you. Since it's highly unlikely that the temps shown are accurate, is there maybe any other idea why the system could fail if it isn't an overheating problem? I have opened both computer case sides for now. But if it isn't a heat issue i cannot understand why it would need like 3 hours shut down. I would assume that every configuration mistake or anything simular to that would cause it to shut down randomly, not after a certain time.
    Like this:

    start............................................. ......crash................crash..............cras h, let it rest start............................................. ...............crash................crash

    If you can see what im trying to point at :)

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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizzox View Post
    After the 1st crash, more occur in a shorted period. It shuts down, fans stop. Starts running again in 2seconds.

    I'm getting pretty desperate as it screwed my previous PSU already.
    And "it' might be getting ready to screw this one too, IMO. I'm talking PSU protection circuit(s) kicking in.

    The reviews I can find on the Rasburo PSU's are underwhelming.

    From RASURBO.com - EAP650 Specs
    Code:
    Connectors ------------------- Count
    
    Mainboard 20+4 Pin ----------- 1x
    EPS 12 V 4+4 Pin ------------- 1x
    +12 V 4 Pin ------------------- 0
    PCIexpress 6 Pin -------------- 0
    PCIexpress 6+2 Pin ----------- 1x
    S-ATA 5 Pin ------------------ 4x
    HDD ------------------------- 2x
    Floppy 4 Pin ----------------- 1x
    
    12v1 @ 21A
    12v2 @ 20A
    Your Rasburo EAP650. After connecting the PSU to the items in your sys config list you're only left with two open SATA power and the 4-pin floppy power remaining on the 12v2 rail.

    And that's assuming you have the 2 120mm stock case fans plugged onto the MB for power. If you don't have the case fans plugged on the MB for power then I'm confused as to where they are getting power from as both the possible 4-pin molex PSU connections are used for the 2nd power to the 560ti.

    ATX 20+4pin to the MB
    EPS 4+4pin to the MB
    6+2pin to power 1 of 2 of the 560ti's connectors
    Two 4-pin molex to 8(6+2)pin PCI-e adapter to power 2 of 2 of the 560ti's connectors
    One SATA power to the HD103SJ HDD (BTW, nice HHDs. I have seven of them)
    One SATA power to the AD-7260 ODD
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    so basicaly u're suggesting that i replace the PSU as it might not provide enough power due to the strange setup. Im sorry but im a newby when it comes to costumizing hardware since im usualy not doing it by myself.
    And since u are with no doubt a pro im more than willing to replace it, i'm just not sure what to look for exactly...
    I'be thankful if u could tell me if those are alright:
    coming from a Gigabyte Superb E720 720W that cought my attention

    1x 20+4 pin - motherboard
    1x 12V CPU - Processor
    2x PCI-E 2.0
    7x SATA
    4x 4 pin peripheral
    1x 4 pin Floppy


    and thanks a lot mate :)

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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    If this is your power supply http://www.rasurbo.com/RASURBO%20201...20englisch.pdf, it looks like it's an older, very cheap 350 - 400 watt unit. The problem with cheap power supplies is that often can't deliver any where near their rated output and voltage regulation is poor. This puts a lot more stress on your motherboard, graphics card and other hardware.

    It's important that the psu delivers clean and stable power.
    Some major brand name power supplies aren't all that good.

    The least expensive psu that I would buy would have an 80 Plus bronze rating.
    The best psu review sites are JonnyGuru, HardOCP, HardwareSecrets, PCPER, XbitLabs and TechPowerUp.
    These sites do rigorous testing and I wouldn't hesitate to buy any of their highly recommend models.

    You won't go wrong with a Seasonic psu.
    Most models from Antec, Corsair, Super Flower and XFX are very good to excellent.

    Buying a good quality power supply is important because it is the foundation of your system.
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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    okay, i just ordered a stronger PSU and i'll write if it solved the crashing once i get it installed in a few days. Thanks for the support and your time guys, u're great.

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    Default Re: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 gen 3 overheating causing system crash

    Glad to help out.
    Be sure to test with other monitoring software such as HWiNFO64 freeware that was suggested in an earlier post.
    Let us know which psu brand/model you bought and if it helps with the crashing problem.

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