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    Default Re: Weirdest Problem Ever? EP45UD3R last attempt getting help before RMA...or exorcis

    As for the GPU...I don't think it could be a heating issue; none of the temp monitors correlate with crashes, and it happens regardless of the activity on the computer. Could the fan fail randomly? How would I tell? Are there any utilities to measure fan failure?

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    Default Re: Weirdest Problem Ever? EP45UD3R last attempt getting help before RMA...or exorcis

    There's an easy way to find out. A piece of standsrd A4 paper will cover the area under the board, place over the case standoffs and push through the paper before you mount the board.

    To make sure the metal stand offs themselves aren't shorting anything, use rubber washers, or cardboard/paper rings slightly smaller than the standoffs but with a big enough centre hole for the screws to pass through.

    For the graphics card, use Rivatuner. If your card has the right hardware, it can monitor fan speed on a graph. Any failiures will show on the graph as a drop from the usual constant speed. You can also use RivaTuner to crank the fan all the way up to 100%, to see if over heating is the issue.
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    Default Re: Weirdest Problem Ever? EP45UD3R last attempt getting help before RMA...or exorcis

    Quote Originally Posted by ndufour View Post
    I've wondered it if was the it's one of the constants during this phenomenon. The model is:
    All I am saying is that I have had an audio cable (molded plastic not single wires mind you) hooked up to the GA-8I945P-G board and the front audio never did work for the five minutes it was hooked up.
    Later, I used a similar connector for the front USB and I noticed the new board got hot easy and quick plus the overheat alarms went off, graphics flickered and I think I even got a few screen freezes. Boy thats the last time I trust a case manufacturer with my hard earned cash.
    As for the graphics you can google for a youtube video on setting graphics fans with rivatuner to 40% 60% and 80% efficiency(100 also) coresponding to core temp. I found the link LOL
    its here -->> YouTube - RivaTuner Fan Profiles Tutorial

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