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January 5, 2013, 10:53 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
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Z77 supports that cpu, Z77 was meant for Ivy-bridge upgrades and also to be able to use sandy bridge they are pin compatible. The specific board says to use thie higher mem speeds you need a 22nm cpu=Ivy bridge :)
Gpu or power supply, I say power supply, its OCZ, probably is the issue :P. One way maybe is to do some benchmark testing such as Heaven DX11 bench keep an eye on temps as you go of course, if it black screens during testing then it will be the power supply at fault usually as if it were the gpu it would crash with certain BSOD codes
To me it sounds like a motherboard, or power issue, unless you memtest the ram and it says otherwise. As far as the case being an issue, if it is grounding yes, but not often the case is the issue. I hedge a guess on it being the power supply, if you have another one to rule out a power issue and maybe bring his ram to your place to memtest it for a bit?
I know for myself I would get black screen issues with certain drivers I had used for my Radeon, changing to different drivers would solve this. Just as a thought, maybe it would be a good idea to go into the bios and make sure everything is set there the way it needs to be, from the cpu clock settings, to the ram speeds, everything, as it can be something as simple as the memory timing/voltage was set improperly and this is what is causing the snaffu.
My System Specs
ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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