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Thread: Possible problem with GA-890GPA-UD3H

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Brisbane, Australia

    Unhappy Possible problem with GA-890GPA-UD3H

    Around 2 months ago I built up this PC

    Phenom II 955
    8GB DDR3 Kingmax 1600MHz (4 x 2GB Sticks)
    1TB HDD
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Zotac GTX460 1GB
    Thermaltake Litepower 500W
    Thermaltake Armor A90 Case.

    We were having issues with the machine crashing during games and youtube (flash) videos. After a fresh Windows install to a new SSD, the crashes still occur. We believe we have fixed the flash issue by disabling both the energy saver service and the jmicron controller service, not sure which one fixed it- however the machine is still crashing in games. It appears the problems were unrelated.

    We have tried using the following to narrow down the cause:
    - Test power supply
    - Fresh operating system install
    - Test video card, another GTX460 (same brand)
    - Two different sets of memory, both which test fine. (24+ Hours of Memtest86+ 4.1)

    Games crashing are Napoleon total war, Starcraft 2 and Black Ops

    No Overclocking done, all Temps OK (even has a Thermaltake ISGC300 CPU cooler).

    I will be trying a board swap (with the same model).
    Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
    Intel E6400 @ 3.2GHz
    Kingston 1GB x 4 PC5300 @ 800MHz
    Zotac 8800GT AMP! @ 770MHz

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    Oct 2010

    Default Re: Possible problem with GA-890GPA-UD3H

    Hi there,

    First thing that springs to mind is your PSU is a little on the light side at only 500 Watt which is the minimum recommended by Gigabyte for this motherboard.

    Secondly you are running your RAM at 1600 MHz. Although the RAM is passing Memtest the problem could still lie here as the AM3 CPU's don't like running RAM above 1333MHz, especially when you have all four slots filled on the motherboard. For more information regarding this particular issue check here: VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS

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    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    PCB Island

    Default Re: Possible problem with GA-890GPA-UD3H

    Thanks absic, it's great to have another AMD user on board here!!

    Hopefully he can test the 1333Mhz speed and see if that helps

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