2011 build flawd. Eats DDR-modules and frezes @ low load.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Rab, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Rab

    Rab MDL Member

    May 18, 2009
    Hi. Having a bit of a headscracher here.
    This is by far not the first computer build i've done, tho the first on this platform.
    First, the setup:
    ASUS P9X79
    Intel® Core i7-3930K
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5
    Corsair SSD Force Series 3
    Seagate Barracuda® Green 2TB
    Corsair TX850M

    At first everything was fine, then the following day there was a warning of fans failing, tho they clearly was not.
    A few hours later returning from screensaver the computer did not respond. The screen frozen with screensaver active.
    A quick restart and it worked fine. Stresstested it - passed with flying collors. Memtested it - Pass.
    Problem returned later on same night.
    Reinstalled - Didn't help. Stripped the system from everyting non essential using one by one DDR module - problem persists.

    This worsend and have now started to eat DDRmodules.
    I'm thinking flawed MB. Any thoughts?

  2. gabris[LT]

    gabris[LT] MDL Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    Maybe outdated BIOS? :)