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Old July 9, 2012, 05:20 PM
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GPU? MSI Afterburner + MSI Kombustor
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Old July 9, 2012, 05:28 PM
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What stress tests should I run with Kombuster?

Should I keep the Prime95 running or is 6 hours hours enough?
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Old July 9, 2012, 05:31 PM
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MSI Afterburner allows monitoring.
MSI Kombustor is the software to test the GPU. No settings, just let it rip. Watch them temps though.

Install Afterburner 1st, then Kombustor. There will be an icon to launch the test in Afterburner.
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Old July 9, 2012, 05:35 PM
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MSI Afterburner allows monitoring.
MSI Kombustor is the software to test the GPU. No settings, just let it rip. Watch them temps though.

Install Afterburner 1st, then Kombustor. There will be an icon to launch the test in Afterburner.
How long should I run the test?
Also, the latest version of Memtest86+ does not have support for ivy bridge? Can I still use it?

Again, same question with Prime95 still stands.
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Old July 9, 2012, 06:05 PM
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If the card is unstable, the software(Kombustor) will show how many errors in the opened window, and also check out for artifacts on the screen (odd colors, colored squares, etc).

Memtest 86+ is run from a USB stick, not within the OS. If you wish to keep the ram test as easy as possible, download and run Memtest (MemTest for Windows Download Page).
Start 16 windows (yes, 16), with 1000Mb reserved for each. Let it run until all windows reach 100%. One single error is one too many.

6+ hours of Prime is fine. You could have used Linx for a speedier check though.
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Old July 9, 2012, 08:53 PM
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How long should I run Kombustor?

Edit #1: I ran it for 30 minutes and no crashing.

I guess it is safe to assume that out of the CPU, GPU, and RAM, all are a-ok. If I seem to crash again, I would assume it to be the power supply, which was my first thought of something going wrong. Still, from what it seems, I haven't crashed during the testing on stock settings, and I think I will keep it there. I will post back if the computer crashes again.

I would like to thank everyone who has suggested programs and gave me tips on how to fix this issue.

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Old July 10, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Sounds like it could be a driver issue. I'd download and reinstall all drivers for you motherboard, sound card etc.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:52 AM
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As others have said, scan the memory.

I'd also scan the hard drive for errors.

Some people would recommend furmark to stress the gpu, I personally would just run 3dmark in a loop.

Make sure prime95 is run to stress the cpu, and run to stress the memory. Also make sure round off checking is selected.
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Old July 10, 2012, 12:05 PM
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The crashing was most likely from the overclock, but all you did was test the system at stock. You might want to confirm that the overclock was the problem by doing tests at that speed, and tweaking the settings to get it stable. Or be happy at stock.
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Try to install WhoCrashed, Resplendence Software - WhoCrashed, automatic crash dump analyzer. If it is a driver issue with your card it will let you know. I had a somewhat a similar issue and it came out to be the GPU, didn't matter what version of the Catalyst I used.
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