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You have an opportunity to save the server!

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Home hosted Minecraft server has issues...

I don't know if this is the motherboard's fault or the power supply's fault. My computer is pretty unstable and randomly locks up. This program that came with the motherboard logs what happens to it and it has these results:
[spoiler][07/19/2011 at 08:42 pm] +3.3V 4.080 Abnormal
[07/19/2011 at 08:42 pm] +3.3V 3.392 Normal
[07/20/2011 at 12:01 am] +3.3V 4.080 Abnormal
[07/20/2011 at 12:02 am] +3.3V 3.408 Normal
[07/20/2011 at 01:55 pm] +3.3V 0.960 Abnormal
[07/20/2011 at 01:55 pm] +3.3V 3.392 Normal
[07/20/2011 at 07:57 pm] CPU -128.0 Abnormal
[07/20/2011 at 07:57 pm] CPU 39.0 Normal
[07/22/2011 at 10:09 pm] +3.3V 4.080 Abnormal
[07/22/2011 at 10:10 pm] +3.3V 3.392 Normal
[07/24/2011 at 07:42 pm] CPU 127.0 Abnormal
[07/24/2011 at 07:42 pm] CPU 45.0 Normal
[08/09/2011 at 11:37 pm] +5V 0.040 Abnormal
[08/09/2011 at 11:37 pm] +5V 5.080 Normal
[08/10/2011 at 01:48 am] +3.3V 1.936 Abnormal
[08/10/2011 at 01:48 am] +3.3V 3.408 Normal
[08/21/2011 at 01:34 pm] +12V 0.096 Abnormal
[08/21/2011 at 01:34 pm] +12V 12.288 Normal
[10/28/2011 at 12:43 pm] +3.3V 0.000 Abnormal
[10/28/2011 at 12:43 pm] +3.3V 3.376 Normal
[10/28/2011 at 09:06 pm] +5V 10.200 Abnormal
[10/28/2011 at 09:06 pm] +5V 5.040 Normal
[10/29/2011 at 12:32 am] MotherBoard 123.0 Abnormal
[10/29/2011 at 05:55 pm] MotherBoard 22.0 Normal
[10/29/2011 at 09:39 pm] CPU -1.0 Abnormal
[10/29/2011 at 09:39 pm] CPU 48.0 Normal
[10/30/2011 at 01:04 am] MotherBoard -60.0 Abnormal
[10/30/2011 at 11:39 am] MotherBoard 21.0 Normal
[10/31/2011 at 02:34 am] Power fan 691 Normal
[10/31/2011 at 03:48 am] CPU -121.0 Abnormal
[10/31/2011 at 03:48 am] CPU 46.0 Normal
[10/31/2011 at 05:11 am] +3.3V 2.032 Abnormal
[10/31/2011 at 05:11 am] +3.3V 3.392 Normal
[10/31/2011 at 07:16 pm] Power fan 688 Normal[/spoiler]

I know for a fact that the mobo temps are messed up. It isn't common for the temperatures to hang at 128 degrees Celsius. This is for the SYSTIN, AUXTIN and CPUTIN, which keeps disappearing and coming back up again.

Also my computer gets the blue screen 0x00000124 (hardware failure) every once in a while, but this isn't as common as the computer lockup, which can go anywhere from once a week to not being able to stay booted for longer than 20 seconds without locking up again. The lockups are extremely unpredictable and I haven't been able to replicate them. I ran Memtest86 extensively, and all 3 of prime95's tests for about 16 hours each, but they didn't catch any problems, other than extremely odd motherboard temperatures (-60 degrees Celsius and 128 degrees Celsius).

The specs are listed:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB DDR3 @ 686MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8H67-M EVO (LGA1155)
Graphics
VA2026w (1680x1050@59Hz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
63GB KINGSTON SNVP325S264GB ATA Device (SATA)
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B2 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
Memorex DVD+-RAM 550L v1 ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

(I got these specs off of Piriform Speccy).

Also, some other things:

I am not overclocking this machine whatsoever. The power supply is a Cooler Master GX 750 Watt. It can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Power+Supplies-_-Cooler+Master-_-17171053

The temperatures have been extremely high on 2 of the 3 programs (CPUID HW monitor and the monitor that came with the motherboard both said that the temps were super high, speccy only reached up to 68 degrees Celsius).
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Re: You have an opportunity to save the server!

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Could be the motherboard or the power supply. Get a multimeter and check the voltages of your power supply yourself, not as easy as it sounds, but you could totally unplug all the power cables and short the two "turn on" pins together to turn the CPU on and check the main voltages that way. Or perhaps you can easily get access to the pins while they're plugged into the computer, that way you can measure the voltages while the computer is loading them. You could also get a cheapish power supply and swap it for the one you have now and see if it still locks up, if it does it's your board, if not it was your power supply.
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Thank you for that response, but I was able to fix it. It was the motherboard. You see it had this option in the bios to change the voltages to save power and whatnot. Wtf motherboard. It was triggering its own warnings. However, even though the odd voltages went away, the computer did not stabilize what so ever. I turned off all but one cpu core, and I've never seen the computer run this stable. I don't know if that's still a mobo or a cpu problem. I'm guessing its a motherboard problem because bad cpus are extremely rare. Also I ran the cpu under extensive (about 32 hours) of stress testing.
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My only concern is that it's Sandy Bridge, if it's an early sandy bridge I know there were some problems with it and SATA I think, not sure whether reducing it to one core helped or not with that, find someone that is good with computers and ask them. You should look and see if anyone else is having the same problems, if they are someone might have a workaround other than reducing to 1 core. Can you reduce it to two cores and still run?
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Nope. The computer only runs stable with one core.

I'm not sure if this is completely true, but the computer only seems to crash if it idles for too long. This is because it only seemed to crash in the middle of the night, or sometime between 6:00 am and 2:10 Pm. Both of those times are periods of no activity for me (I'm either sleeping or at school). I have the computer set so it never goes into standby mode (what kind of server would that be?).

Also the cpu seems fine and doesn't seem to have an problems like this. It's reviews http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-115-074&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=5&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29#scrollFullInfo are pretty solid, and the only cons are the heatsink and the ability to overclock, and I'm using a 3rd party heatsink and I'm not overclocking anyways.
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