First of all - complete list of all parts of the configuration, I've been fighting with for over four days:
- Intel DP55WG (BIOS 5936)
- Core i7 860 (not overclocked) with Scythe Mugen 4 cooling system
- 16GB of ram based on 4 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G modules
- Samsung 840 Pro, 256 GB SSD drive with the latest version of firmware (DXM05B0Q)
- HDD controller configured as AHCI or RAID
- XFX Radeon HD6450
- the whole configuration of CPU, ram settings is set to it's nominal settings - without any overclocking or increased voltage settings, than I also tried to run memory modules with 1,6V, and Uncore voltage with 1,15V
- PSU Chieftec CFT-1200G-DF
The truth is, that I have no idea, why this configuration behaves, as it behaves. The steps I've taken.
I've tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64: I've partitioned the SSD (100MB System Reserved + 214,9GB for operating system & software + around 23,5GB free, unused space). But very soon everything went wrong - first restart, the "Completing installation" part - and computer freezed. Completely. I've tried to repeat this step couple of times - each and every time with the same result.
I've tried to install Windows 8.1 x64. The same result, as in Step 1.
I've tried to install Kubuntu 13.10. Everything went fine. I've run 8 copies of CPU-Burn for over 6 hours - without any problems.
I've started MemTest86+ 5.01. The results? Over 17 hours working straight without any error (here's the photo).
I've connected classic HDD drive and tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64. It was quite a surprise for me, that the installation was successfully completed. I've installed remaining drivers:
- Intel Chipset Software Utility 18.104.22.1689
- Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 10.1.0.1008
- Intel PRO Network Connections LAN Driver 17.1
- Realtek ALC Audio Driver 6602
- AMD Catalyst 13.12
Than I've run some tests - over 4 hours continous work with four copies of Orthos Stress Prime. Like CPU-Burn under Kubuntu - without any problems (here's the photo).
I've stopped Orthos Stress Prime, Windows Update informed, that it has installed 3 updates and I need to restart the computer to complete the installation. OK. During updates install I've received BSOD with message "The system encountered an uncorrectable hardware error" and STOP: 0x00000124 and "Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xC000009C".
I've connected SSD drive again, with HDD drive still connected and I've tried to install Windows on SSD drive and than boot from this device. Well - installation went OK, I've installed drivers, downloaded and installed updates from Windows Update. I thought, that I've solved the problem. But when I've shut the system down, disconnected HDD, and run the computer with SSD drive only, something strage has occured. During displaying Windows logo and "Starting Windows" the power suddenly went off, and than the computer started again. I've noticed CHKDSK screen, and again - motherboard power went off (just like I hit the reset button), and powered on again.
I've turned the power off, once again connected HDD as a secondary drive, and powered everything on. CHKDSK was able to check the SSD drive, and corrected errors. I've checked voltages with Intel Desktop Utilities and received following results:
+12 Volts = 12,375V
+5 Volts = 5,211 V
+3,3 Volts = 3,300 V
Core Temp shows temperatures around 28-38°C in iddle state.
I've powered the system off, disconnected the HDD drive, powered the system on again, installed and started OCCT4.4.0 with 64-bits test version and test mode with "Large Data Set". After 8 seconds I've received: Core #0 over maximum value! Value reached: 343, Max Value: 85. The same result I've achieved with CPU: Linpack test - the only thing that changes is the maximum value reached by Core #0.
Than I've installed 3D Mark. I was able to run all tests: Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike (including watching demos) without any problems.
I've stuck and I'm really confused. I've never experienced such problems. If something was wrong with either motherboard, or CPU or memory modules or hard drives, I was able to find the problem quite fast. Right now - like I said in the beginning - it's been four days since I've started fighting with this configuration.
Guys - what's wrong with this configuration and how can I resolve my problems? I use my PC mostly working with Adobe CS6 and I cannot afford myself to have an unstable, unreliable configuration. The final configuration would be:
- XFX Radeon HD7850
- Adaptec AR1430 RAID controller installed into PCI-Express x4
- 3 HDD drives in RAID5 configuration (I haven't finally decided if I use onboard RAID controller or Adaptec AR1430 RAID controller to create this RAID5 volume. I'd have to test it's performance first)
- 1 or 2 2,5" HDD drives in removable encolusres (mounted in 3,5" bay, connected to SATA interface)
- 2 DVD-RW SATA drives
- Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer
- 700W OCZ PSU with 80+ certificate
But right now I don't, what causes my problems. Any ideas?
Wiadomość była edytowana przez: Przemek Ryk Corrected memory modules type to KVR1333D3N9/4G