View Full Version : Error found when stress testing my cpu with Prime95
08-31-03, 06:33 PM
Hey guys its me anwar again and i hope im in the right section of the forums D:
-I Am no overclocking my cpu atm
here is the error that occured :
[Sun Aug 31 18:16:36 2003]
Self-test 1024K passed!
[Sun Aug 31 18:31:36 2003]
Self-test 8K passed!
[Sun Aug 31 18:46:36 2003]
Self-test 10K passed!
[Sun Aug 31 19:01:39 2003]
Self-test 896K passed!
[Sun Aug 31 19:14:18 2003]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.4998461404, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
i went to stress.txt and it barely gives me any help how can i check if its my cpu too hot when it was stressing it the cpu went to 50 degrees and case 32 ( i hav a crappy heatsink (volcano 6cu+) and a crappy case (side open 1 case fan blowing right where the cpu fan is :D attached with string))
and also how can i check if its the memory / video card / HDD / anything else :D please help me D:!!
08-31-03, 06:36 PM
Find what the default settings for whatever cpu you have are, and make sure they're correct in the bios, and verify with cpuid. Search and download memtest86 as well. Follow the directions.
08-31-03, 06:37 PM
hey tyranos can i pm you or can ita lk to u on aim / irc ??
08-31-03, 06:38 PM
its 133fsb X 10 :D i have an athlon 1.33 ghz thunderbird
08-31-03, 08:06 PM
If you're able to boot but then get errors only after several hours, this is a result of slight instability because the system is running with little or no margin. It's stable enough to boot and to be moderately stressed, but as soon as the system is under enough load to go over that critical point, it will freeze. To be 100% stable, Prime95 should run 12-24 hours without any errors.
The whole point of testing is to see if you get errors or not thus testing the stability.
The meaning of errors themselves is not the issue.
If you're not overclocking, what are your temps while Prime95 Torture test is running?
It's easy to rule out defective RAM as the problem.
08-31-03, 08:10 PM
Take it easy Anwar. Prime 95 is a serious stress test meaning that your PC can run just fine your every day duties and never fail once for anything. It is just a test of ultimate stability and your system did not pass that. That is all. It doesn't mean it is broken or anything. You said it yourself, if you are very nervous about that, buy better heatsink though it might not be a fault of the CPU at all. Memory could cause it, or the chipset.
In either case I see no reason for panic unless you have problems beside this test.
09-01-03, 12:28 AM
Im A HARDCORE gamer i play Counter-strike WarCraft 3 Quake 3 (waiting for doom) the temp and the Max of the torture test is 50 degrees and i dont just do reg computer duties i do like 10 things at a time (alot of programs open)
09-01-03, 12:43 AM
help!!! :D O/cing noob!!
hey can u like help me explain how to oc and stuff because i raied my fsb to 140 mhz and it mde my cpu 1.4 ghz and it wasnt stable i have pc2100 266mhz ram :\ (384) and a thermaltake volcano 6cu iwth a 5000 rpm fan
1. Relax, OCing is dangerous when there's lack of patience.
You don't want to be without your computer system for a day much less a week or two, right?
2. Post ALL your system specs and we'll tell you what you can expect to overclock to with your system.
09-01-03, 01:01 AM
OK You have an old Thunderbird. Those things run H O T.
You may not be able to overclock to the extent that you would like to with your particluar system.
Are you in the US, you can get cheap components like this
that will allow you to take $49 1700+ all the way to 2800+ or 3000+ speeds.
If not, the best you can do with PC2100 ram is a little over 133 FSB default speed since you're already having probs at 140 FSB.
I'm sorry but it's all you have to work with...
If you ever decide to buy new components be sure to post here what your choices are and we'll tell you which components can take you higher. Good luck.
09-01-03, 09:51 AM
yea when i get my new comp im getting corsair xms 4000
SPECS Of the computer - only for gaming (100 fps constant in cs is all i needed when building this)
-Athlon Thunderbird 1333 mhz
-Generic pc 21200 1x128mb 1x256mb :(
-Maxtor 5400 rpm 10 gb
-Gainward Geforce 3 Ti 200 128mb (210/468) not o/c'd much i can do more
-Netgear 10/100mbit NIC
-DFI Ad73 pro rev b mobo
-Thermaltake Volcano 6 cu+
-Plextor 12/10/32 cdrw drive
Also in overclocking how do u know what to change ure voltage for the cpu too? m ine is at defualt and when i run mbm 5 its showing 1.78-1.79 is this bad for a 133fsb x 10 multiplier???
EDIT --- My Mobo can take in a xp lowest one to a 2600+ =] my brother was willing to buy me that but i was like i dont think so because this mobo doesnt let me change the multipliers
09-01-03, 11:17 AM
1700+ Thoroughbred B overclocks the same or more than 2600+ so it's better to buy that with any nForce2 mobo. Make sure you know how to tell different 1700+ (It has to be a T-Bred B):
09-02-03, 03:02 AM
Make sure that you set your memory latency settings to default. Sometimes when you set the latency settings to low, you won't be prime stable.
09-02-03, 07:40 AM
Generic memory? Well that could be the source of your problems, not the processor.
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