Possible hardware failure?

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January 29, 2011 at 20:59:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.48 GHz / 4094 MB
When booting after windows logo screen comes up and transitions to the login a horozontal green line will flash from what looks like left to right then vanishes. this just started and I cant find anything that relates to this ans wanted to be assured it was nothing to worry about.

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processo
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W PSU
Microsoft WINDOWS 7 Home Premium FULL 64-bit
Sapphire 100287L Radeon HD 5670 Graphics Card - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM 2560 x 1600 - CrossFireX
Logitech LX310 Black Cordless Standard Desktop Laser

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
120mm CASE FAN ROSEWILL|RFX-120BL-1200 - 2200 RPM
120mm CASE FAN REXUS|FBA12G12U1BX-2705 RPM ( Ultra Hi speed )
2XHITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.B HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Lite-On iHES208 8X Blu-ray Reader/DVD Writer
ASUS Combo TV Card My Cinema-EHC3-150/NAQ/FM/AV/RC PCI-Express x1 Interface
NetGear WNR1000 Wireless Router
CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD 1000VA 600 Watt UPS

F3-14400CL9D-4GBFLS 1800mhz + ASUS M4A78T-E Deluxe BIOS settings
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version 3406
date 08/20/2010
AI Overclock Tuner - Manual
CPU Ratio auto
Turbo Core disabled

CPU Bus (225)
Pcie 100
DRAM Frequency - 1600mhz in bios

CPU/NB (1800)
HT Link (1800)

cpu Voltages- 1.3875v (1.0-1.475V) cpu Max Temps 62(C) Max Frequency 3500 MHz
DRAM Voltage - 1.68V
DCT Unganged Mode enabled
CPU/NB Voltage-auto
HT Voltage auto
NB Voltage auto

cpu spread spectrum disabled
pcie spread spectrum disabled

DRAM Timing/Driving Config. (submenu)

DRAM Frequency - 900mhz CPU-Z version 1.56

Rest can be AUTO
enable cpu q-fan
pwr- 4-pin cpu fan

enable cpu q-fan

c1e disabled
cool&quiet disabled-

power options in windows-system cooling policy- active

disabled Advanced Clock Calibration
disabled unleashing mode "No cores to unlock"

Legacy USB Support auto

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January 29, 2011 at 21:02:10
disregard the 1600 gskill sticks. I have these now. I missed removing that from my document.

G.SKILL Flare 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Desktop Memory Model F3-14400CL9D-4GBFLS

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January 29, 2011 at 22:24:22
See response 3 in this

starting at
"See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules..."

and ending at....
The Gskil modules you bought MAY work fine in your mboard, or they MAY NOT.

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January 30, 2011 at 11:59:50
Tried it and after 3 reboots 2 still produced the line and once never seen it. I took out the sticks used rubbing alcohol with q tips and lent free cloth cleaned them. Used a paint brush to clean the slots and I could not see anything inside them then blew them out with clean safe air can. even cleaned the contacts on video card. wonder could it happen with the cpu slot?

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January 30, 2011 at 13:27:33
I was assuming you were stating that Windows was not loading properly, but when I looked at your post again I see you haven't said whether it works fine after you see that green line or not.

If Windows doesn't load properly after the green lines appears, say so - there are other things we can suggest you try.

If it does work fine, then you probably don't need to worry about the green line.

I don't have Windows 7 installed on any of my computers, but I do have Vista Home Premium installed on one, and just before the Windows Logon screen there is a short narrow window in which green vertical bars move from left to right for a few seconds. There may be something similar while loading Windows 7 - if so, then you just may not have noticed it before.
Why would you not notice it ? You may have installed software recently that is slowing down the loading of Windows a bit more than in the past.

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January 30, 2011 at 14:56:09
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Just trying to narrow down if my motherboard may be failing. nb frequency is jumping around 1.15-1.375 1.375 is target. everything else is solid numbers.

after running overdrive stability and prime95 its stable but I get random bsod's. I have replaced psu,cpu, and ram. as for windows its loads as it should.


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January 30, 2011 at 16:42:35
I don't see NB frequency anything in your picture, just NB voltages, and I have no idea what NB stands for, or whether it's normal for that one value to vary.

You still haven't told us whether Windows seems to be working fine after you first noticed the green line.

Power supplies can certainly be faulty.
Cpus are extremely rarely faulty.
The ram having a poor connection in it's slots is common, or you using ram that is not 100% compatible with your mboard is possible, or the bios settings for the ram it has chosen by default, or that you have custom set it to, can be wrong, but otherwise, it is extremely rare for ram that was working fine previously to go bad, unless it's been damaged by something you did yourself or by some external event.
In other words, 99% of the time when people think there's something wrong with the ram, there's nothing actually wrong with it.

Random BlueSODs are not necessarily caused by a hardware problem.
Black screening, no message, and rebooting or the mboard shutting off is another matter - that's more likely to be caused by a hardware problem.

Copy down the things that are unique in bluesod the message and post them here.


STOP: 0Xx00000xx (we don't need the stuff in brackets beside that)


There may be a problem file named at the end of the text.

There may be a link to More info or similar - if so, click on it to see if it names a problem file.

There may be a mention of a MINIDUMP file having been made - if so, copy down the name and location of it - you may need to click on a link to find that. That MINIDUMP file can be analyzed.

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May 2, 2011 at 20:37:53
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May 3, 2011 at 19:49:35

The last post in this Topic before yours is over 3 months old.
It's extremely unlikely the person who started this Topic will ever see your answer.

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