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thebrunnalves
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Adept I

FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Hi guys,

My FX8120 has passed out and I bought a new FX8300. My PC is Freezing at completely random times and I dont know what to do, the only solution is just to Hard reset. I disabled the cool´n quiet technology and the problem continues. I tried to find other solutions on the forum, but nothing seems to fit. I dont really know if there is a problem with the processor. When i install my friend´s FX8120, the PC works good. Can you help me, please?

Here is the system:

  • AMD Graphics Card:

     Radeon HD 6950

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 64bit
  • Driver version installed:

          Catalyst Control center 15.8 with driver version 15.30.1025.1001-151204a-296880E

  • Motherboa

          ASUS M5A78L-M LX

  • CPU/APU
    • FX 8300
  • Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage

     Cooler Master RP-600 PCAR 600w

  • 8GB RAM (2x Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G)

Thank you very Much!

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ifixit
Adept II
Adept II

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Griz, pumping more volts would be fine to do, if he's overclocking and gets this error, you sound like an Overclocking pro and naturally going to the squeeze a few more volts into it idea, and that may just work, but IMHO, but if he's not overclocking, that board may very well be faulty too, cpu's rarely fall over so he may have had a lightning storm or another power spike, and had a few extra volts alright. and therefore not just his cpu fell over the motherboard as well and it's just a little more subtle in it's errors?

If the board is under warranty, be a good time to RMA(return material authorization) it, while he can get it replaced.. if it isn't, i'd try your idea..

Plus then any overclocking the OP does in the future will have more head room.

NOT dissing you, just saying.

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redfury
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Big Boss

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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1.Update BIOS

2.Check revision of your CPU.Your motherboard support only this model FX-8300(FD8300WMW8KHK,3.2GHz,8C,95W,rev.C0,AM3+)

3. Also you can try to leave only one RAM module. Maybe CPU memory controller is faulty

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grizlod_
Adept III
Adept III

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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From BIOS, try over-voltage DRAM modules to 1.60v ~ 1.65v

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janagewen
Challenger
Challenger

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Hello thebrunnalves,

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Please pay attention to the above screenshot, you might possibly need update your firmware to the latest, if the version is lower than 1401. Besides that I also suggest you use Memtest to test the memory controller of your processor. You can create an Ubuntu Live USB  Drive, with which boot up your system, and select memtest to test your processor.

Best Regards,

Aaron Janagewen

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thebrunnalves
Adept I
Adept I

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Thanks redfury

1- My BIOS Version is already at 1603

2- The CPU Is exactly this revision, i removed it and checked the hardware to confirm

3- Tried to leave only one RAM Module, same problem =/

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thebrunnalves
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Adept I

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Hello janagewen,

My bios is updated to the latest version, the 1603. I used the memtest and no errors were found. Any more ideas?

Thanks for the help

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thebrunnalves
Adept I
Adept I

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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I set the DRAM voltage1.60v ~1.65v an the problem continues.

Thanks

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grizlod_
Adept III
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Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Ok, try to set manually overclock in the BIOS and rise the vcore step by step.

Also brings the voltage of the CPU/NB (NB core) @ 1.28V.

P.S. restores the C&Q.

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janagewen
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Challenger

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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Thank you for your feedback. Before inspecting other suspicious devices which cause this freezing, I suggest you to clear the data stored on the CMOS, by setting the jumpers, and/or remove the battery. Reinstalling the Windows 10 is also appreciated...

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ifixit
Adept II
Adept II

Re: FX-8300 Freezing Randomly

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System freezes, mouse, kb non responsive mouse pointer frozen on screen? if you press the on off button on the PC itself when this happens does the system shut down? is there HDD light activity when this happens flickering or anything, looking for signs of the fault. Now you only replaced CPU and got this issue.

Firstly i'd get the setting for your ram etc and make sure they are default, underclock it for test if you have too, you should never need to adjust voltages set them default. You would want to make sure everything is normal, also you would fully need to reset the bios, I mean full reset, and a new OS installation from scratch, sounds funny but going up in CPU without doing either can cause issues with the operating system and how it handles the cpu, it's a pain I know but it's nessesary. Also yep latest bios check. new model cpu=chk latest bios.

Does the random freezing happen in ONE game,app or is it real random like anytime, what does event viewer say about the fault?

if you run a bench program, and stress the cpu does it freeze, if you run a gpu test does it freeze.

More likely IMHO to be memory timings.. Or GPU got damaged swapping the cpu and now causes freezing.

First thing we did when client said there PC was freezing mouse KB non responsive was swap VGA card out, if problem persisted we swapped main memory out, you may not have spares, so try making sure your on correct voltage for the memory and it's set at failsafe settings IE 2 ticks and lowest tcd etc setting, or leave them all default/auto whatever your board says.

If this fails to resolve i'd want to see the exact model of ram you have to get the correct timings for you to ensure your memory wasn't having issues with the new pc. those settings may work on your old one, it's not certain they will work with the new one.

OH and please check this occasionally forgotten thing, if you swapped out the cpu did you unplug the connector for power by the cpu 4 or 8 pins? did you remember to replace it, I've occasionally forgotten that and it's done that exact fault.

lastly were you ever overclocking any component in that PC? That overclock may be different with a new cpu and you would need to redo the OC process from the start.

EDIT rereading your posts..

This document describes ValueRAM's 512M x 64-bit (4GB) DDR3-1333 CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM), 2Rx8  memory module, based on sixteen 256M x 8-bit DDR3-1333 FBGA components. The SPD is programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. This 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers. The electrical and mechanical specifications are as follows:

1.5v memory get it off 1.6 and 1.65, not good, to do that, it's value ram.. it's also 1333..? that's an 8 core cpu with 1333mhz ram and valueram to boot, i'd be inclined to start worrying about your ram, upgrade that stuff to something better or make sure it's on defaults, borrow someones 1600 or 1866/2133 ram for testing purposes.

I pass to others on whether that CPU is going to be any good on the speed ram, as I am more familiar with modern APU's than the FX range.