790FX instability maybe

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February 2, 2010 at 16:42:12
Specs: Windows 7, 965BE/4GB
Just built a computer for a mate heres the specs

AMD 965 BE AM3
8GB Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9
Corsair 1000w PSU
2 x 500GB HDDs SATA
Gigabyte 285

Was very unstable, regular freezing, randomly failed to boot, randomly shut down, was unable to use it stabily until screen saver kicked in. Contacted Gigabyte was told update BIOS, did that and it killed the mobo. Returned that for a new mobo


Same problem. So I did the following

Changed the RAM over to a stick of Transcend 2 GB 1333 - No difference

Changed PSU to a 420w - No difference

Changed video card to a 9500 - no difference

I have just changed the hard drive to an old 80GB IDE HDD that I had laying around and It seems perfectly fine. As yet I have not tried with a different SATA drive and will be doing that very shortly.

I have also noticed that the CPU fan peeks really high at about 5000 or something like that
Could this be a 790FX chipset issue

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February 2, 2010 at 21:22:22
I don't think it is a chipset issues. And u have already found the problem "hdd".

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