Games keep crashing after installation of fans.

SCanfield

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So I recently installed 2 fans to my pc and switched out another. At the same time I also re-wired my cables to get good wire management. Everything worked great on start-up until I started playing Minecraft. My minecraft crashed probably 2 times an hour. I figured that was a minecraft problem, considering it had a giant update on the first of July. I knew that was false because after about 30 minutes of Arma 2 Wasteland, the game had crashed. I played it multiple times and it kept crashing. I thought that this could be a RAM problem so I downloaded and ran Memtest86, with zero errors. If anyone could help out that would be great.
P.S. I have had 2 blue screens where it said "MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION"

Specs:
i5 3570k
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP
ULTRA X4 750W PSU
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Motherboard
x4 Case Fans (3 Cooler Master, 1 Thermaltake)

 

SCanfield

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Nope. Both are factory clocked. But sometimes when I check the BIOS, the CPU clock that is supposed to be 3.4Ghz hovers around 3.48Ghz
 

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Did you verify all fans are working with case open. RAM might have got bumped or GPU or cards, re-seat all add-on cards, RAM etc and retry
 

SCanfield

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Fans are all running, RAM is perfect, and my GPU is getting recognized by NVIDIA GeForce Experience so I am sure that's ok.
 

SCanfield

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That's what I thought as well. I just want to be sure everything else is ruled out before I proceed to purchase a new PSU.

 

SCanfield

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Like I said before, I am not overclocking. And is Prime95 safe for my system??
 

Tabris DarkPeace

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Some 'high end' Asus motherboards overclock a little by default.
- It may be boosting the CPU beyond spec during times of high CPU load for a few milliseconds.

A 2.4% overclock is fine when TurboBoost is doing nothing, but adding it to the other Asus features, plus TurboBoosting to 2.4% higher than spec may be just enough to get a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION.

According to the forum you've answers your own problem?
 

SCanfield

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Is there a way to disable those features?
 

Tabris DarkPeace

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There should be, check your BIOS / UEFI and read your motherboard manual cover to cover at least once.
- Then check the Table of Contents and Index of your mobo manual.

I usually grab the PDF's for a given motherboard before I even consider buying it.
 

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