I'm dealing with a system that has a tendancy to crash when worked hard..
the system is a..
AMD64 3500+ (venice)
BFG GeForce 6800GT
2x1gb kingston memory
MSI MS-6702E motherboard
(the picture is high res, so I decided I wouldn't insert it with the img code)
CPU-Z screenshot: http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/4859/untitled26js.jpg
The system can idle and never have problems, but when it is being run hard.. (such as running a game) it can crash after a few hours. it's not a bsod, the screen just starts doing some weird lines and then goes blank.. the sound stays on, but loops.
The games run really well given how powerful the hardware is, but it just seems to die whe ran hard.
Example, in the map DM-Icetomb on ut04, there are a lot of pixel shaders on the ice, and since that runs the system harder, it crashes. it runs perfectly fine before the crash.
The temperatures are stable, both the CPU and the GPU keep stable low temperatures.
Since it's not a bsod, and the system passed burn in test perfectly, the memory isn't the problem, nor the video or cpu. It's been norrowed down to something wrong with the mother board.
I always heard VIA was a really pathetic company for chipsets.. maybe this proves the rumors...
oh, and also, when the system crashes.. it can't be rebooted, it has to be FORCED off, then turned back on..
+3.3V@26A, +5V@28A, +12V@30A, -12V@0.8A, -firstname.lastname@example.orgA, -5VSB@2.0A
Something tells me that is bad...
Comments? Help would be appreciated!