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About bryangarrison

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  1. Random Crashing/Rebooting

    Well I did a pretty rigorous stress/temp test in windows and it stayed under 60º C because I have a pretty good water cooling system going. I haven't spent too long in Windows though to know absolutely for sure because I just can't be in Windows for that long. Anyway, updating Chameleon helped a lot, it made it so I at least didn't have to boot from my Kakewalk usb drive, but today it restarted on me again... I mean, it doesn't even KP, it just cuts off and reboots itself...
  2. Random Crashing/Rebooting

    Awesome, I'll give that a try. Thanks.
  3. Random Crashing/Rebooting

    Hello All, Though I have been a long time lurker, this is my first time posting something in the forums. I'm not exactly sure where I should post this, but seeing as this new users area I thought it seemed fit. However, feel free to move it to the correct place. Okay, here we go. Lately, possibly since I installed Lion, my hackintosh has been randomly cutting off on me. I have tried very hard to find some kind of pattern, but I haven't been able to come up with anything at all. I am running 10.7.2, but I am pretty sure I was having these issues when I was running 10.7.0 GM. In fact, I really think that's when it all started. I was originally using digital_dreamer's gigabyte script for Snow Leopard, all the Lion Betas and the beginning of my usage of 10.7.2 and it worked flawlessly (well other than having to fiddle with the sound kext). However, I started noticing that it had gotten worse from restarting randomly to restarting every single night. At first I thought maybe it was just some energy saver settings or I had set something in the BIOS for it to restart every night, but neither showed any signs of that. Completely baffled I tried doing a complete reinstall of Lion using Kakewalk. So I made the Kakewalk USB boot drive and installed away. Of course I had issues with the sound so I tried digital_dreamer's script again hoping it would fix the sound because he had just updated it with some audio fixes. Finally after days of trying everything I could find it just didn't work...so I went without sound for about two weeks. During this time is when it would reboot every night. Randomly I had this idea to try booting from my Kakewalk USB boot drive, and everything worked magically. The sound worked and it stopped rebooting every night. So I thought to myself, "This is amazing, now I can just install Kakewalk to my internal SSD!" Which of course failed on me..and only worked if I used a combination of Kakewalk and digital_dreamer's script. Except the sound wouldn't work... That brings the story to now. For the past few weeks I've just been booting from my trusty Kakewalk USB drive, but it still randomly reboots on me. And it's not like a kernel panic, it just flat out reboots, like as if someone pressed the soft reboot button on the top. Anyway, I really hope it's not a hardware problem, I and seriously doubt it is considering it gets worse with a different boot loader. Oh, and I've also done numerous stress tests in Windows and it preformed brilliantly. So I'm just completely baffled so I decided to turn to the community for help. If you've made it this far...thank you so much for your time in reading my ridiculously long post. Oh! I should list my specs shouldn't I. Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 (v1) Processor: Intel Core i7 920 GPU: Tried both my GTX 275 and my HD 5780, currently on the latter because it seems to work better with Lion