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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    Many of my temperatures increase 1oC for each 1oC increase in room temperature.
    My normal ambient temperature is about 19oC.

    To improve airflow to your video card:
    • Can you remove or rotate the upper drive cage?
    • Can you remove the smaller, lower drive cage and move the larger drive cage to the bottom of the case?

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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    might still be worth switching the psu if you have one spare just to rule it out

    cant think whatelse you can try
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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    unfortunately i'm not at home but i will have to check but with the help of ur pick this is how my pc is currently setup since building it
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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    The empty or nearly empty drive cages severely restrict incoming airflow.
    Removing or rotating the drive cages 90o will provide much more airflow to your video card.

    The psu fan facing the bottom of the case is best for psu cooling and there is no way that you can accidentally drop a small screw into your power supply.
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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    so rotate the psu so fan points down and put the hdd in the section at the botton as well as see if i can remove the section that it was originally at?

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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    The standard setup is with two 120mm fans in the front of the case.
    The smaller lower hdd cage will hold two drives and your intake airflow will be much better with the larger upper drive cage removed.

    From the CM 912 webpage, videos tab:

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    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
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    Thumbs up Re: Cooler Master HAF XB open air test bench/lan box: superior airflow


    photo from Cooler Master HAF XB webpage
    This is my new computer case, the Cooler Master HAF XB open air test bench/lan box (& microwave oven wannabee).




    photo from Cooler Master HAF XB webpage
    HAF XB airflow diagram.




    photo from Cooler Master HAF XB webpage
    The power supply and all drives are installed in the lower chamber.
    Only the motherboard is installed in the upper chamber.





    photo credit: TweakTown HAF XB review - Cooler Master HAF XB LAN Box / Open Air Chassis Review, page 8


    This is NOT my setup. I'm using a Noctua NH-C12P downdraft cpu cooler so I've added a 120mm rear exhaust fan on the rear panel. The HAF XB comes with two 120mm Cooler Master fans mounted in the upper chamber on the front panel. The motherboard tray is removable using 4 thumb screws to provide full access to the lower chamber.

    This setup provides a relatively unobstructed airflow across the motherboard, from the front of the case to rear.
    The side and top vent design allows heated air to quickly be forced out of the case when all panels are optionally installed.
    I have not installed the optional 200mm fan in the vented top panel.

    If someone wants to install two large water cooling radiators, the Corsair Carbide Series® Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case is a better alternative.
    Last edited by profJim; 07-20-2013 at 05:57 AM. Reason: added HAF XB airflow diagram
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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    looking at it now i think i see a few factors pointing to heat, first my big brother is now here so someone is always in my room that means either he has his furnace of a laptop in here or my pc is on, second after sorting thru your replies with my pc i REALLY screwed the pooch on my airflow and parts setup I am not gonna say its the ultimate factor but i think it has pointed greatly in the right direction when the temp stats from your old pc mirror(which is working JUST FINE btw) your new one, wazza if i still get lockups after changing the airflow around i will swap the psu from my old rig into this one since while its not a brand named psu its been working great for this one.

    got the drive cage out but should i put the chasis fan ur suggesting to buy on the side or at the front?
    Last edited by Damien Walker; 07-20-2013 at 08:01 AM. Reason: didnt finish

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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    If you power supply's fan is facing the top of the computer case, the fan is drawing heated air from the inside of your case to cool the power supply. This setup will result in more dust buildup inside the power supply and the power supply will run somewhat hotter. To install the psu with the fan facing the bottom of your case, the bottom of the case MUST have ventilation holes directly below the power supply's large intake fan and there needs to be adequate space underneath the case so that air can easily be drawn in to the power supply. If your computer case is on the floor and you have a thick rug, this will not provide free flowing room air to be used by your bottom mounted power supply.

    Your HX650 is an excellent power supply, but sometimes even the best power supplies can start to go bad. Top rated power supplies should be able to exhaust 40o - 50oC air without any problems. Even with these high temperatures, all psu output voltages should be steady and stable.

    Do whatever you can to improve airflow, including making sure that interior cables are not disrupting airflow. If worse comes to worse, remove the case side panel and use a 200mm or larger diameter fan to blow room room air directly into the open side of your case.

    My room temperature is now almost 26oC and I'm hoping to let it get up to about 29oC or higher when I'll power up my HAF XB system with my N460GTX video card to see how bad my gpu temperatures are.
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    Default Re: Z77m-d3h rev 1.1 crashes while playing games

    got the drive cage out but should i put the chasis fan ur suggesting to buy on the side or at the front?
    I just saw your chassis fan question and I don't know what you are referring to. You probably have two 120mm air intake fans installed in the front of your case and one 120mm fan exhausting heated air out the rear of your case.

    As you look into the side of your case, is the cpu heatsink fan blowing air through the cpu heatsink, towards the rear of your case?
    If yes, then that fan is OK.
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    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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