Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread
Yeah its quite annoying. I have the i7 920. so yes one of the lower ones. I've been with tech support for a while and now i'm waiting on a technician to come over and change some parts. I've had the system for over 2 weeks and nothing. Crashes on XP and Vista 64.
The only thing I can think of is the video card is overheating and causing the system to shut down.
I was attempting to play Crysis yesterday, and everything was fine until AFTER the game was loaded....then the monitor turned itself OFF and wouldn't turn back on until I did a hard REBOOT. It did it over and over again.....loads the game, then the monitor shuts itself off.
Did a query on the problem with GOOGLE, and someone suggested maybe the video card overheated and to turn up the fans with the XPS Thermal Monitor and to turn up the fan in the ATI Overdrive Manual Fan Control....well I went extreme and turned up ALL the fans to MAX and the video card fan to 100%....then tried to see if the problem was solved and VWOLLA......PROBLEM SOLVED!
I also suffered 2 or 3 reboots after I attempted to overclock my i7 965 Extreme CPU from 3.46 to 3.73 GHz .... it lasted for a couple of hours then random reboots! Went back to the stock 3.46GHz settings, and no more random rebooting problem!
Whenever i see someone with a random reboot problem now, and i see a top-of-the-line video card like the 4870x2 or the GTX 280...I would suspect an overheating problem with the video card...and maybe try turning the fans up on the video card and with the XPS Thermal Monitor.
i7 965 Extreme CPU O'C to 3.46GHz (air cooled)
ATI Radeon 4850
6GB DDR3 RAM
RAID 0 VelociRaptors
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card