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Old 03-16-04, 08:14 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Angry ahhhh i dont know whats wrong


Right first things first will give you a full run down of my hardware

Gigabyte SINXP1934
P4 3.06ghz
Swiftech MCX478-V + tornado
OCZ Platinum 1gig 3200
Asus 9800XT
Sound Blaster Audigy
adaptec Scsi 29160

The issues im having appear to be gfx based but that has just been replaced from the 9700pro i did have to the 9800....

The problem im having is my PC locking up randomly when playing games and benchmarking..

although when i am playing games, if i am running mp3s they keep going so its like it dies completly

i have tried all the difernt drivers under the sun inlcuding the omega drivers...

i have flashed my bios to f6 and i have the latest agp drivers installed

i am running xp at the moment and had the same problems under 2k

i have stripped my system down to the barebone just my gfx card and one hdd connected and still got the same problems...

the only thing i think of is a faulty mobo or compatiabilty issues with gigabyte and ati chipsets

if its the mobo what would u recomend....

prefably not gigabyte

i need one that has sata and is good for oc....

thanks mike
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Old 03-16-04, 08:23 AM   #2
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what kind of chipset is on that mobo???
i think gigabyte is very good!!!
maybe u just have to buy a new mobo (w/ an other chipset)
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Old 03-16-04, 08:35 AM   #3
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I would look at the the power supply and the temps before I assume the board is bad..

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Old 03-16-04, 10:47 AM Thread Starter   #4
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i ve got an antec trupower 550w psu

and my p4 idles at 33-36 and at load tops at 52
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Old 03-16-04, 11:32 AM   #5
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Check the voltages of the PSU, easily done via the bios....
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Old 03-16-04, 12:26 PM   #6
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52?? That seems a bit high for a pentium
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Old 03-16-04, 02:29 PM Thread Starter   #7
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yeah i thought that,, dunno if i used too much paste or not enough or summit

dunno y it gets that hot... i think the room temp dont help some times

most of my pc in no more than 3 months old

im using the dps u get with the board but that dont make much odds

and i had the same trouble when i had my old psu

i have been slowley replacing everything to try and solve it

which gets kinda expensive after a while

the only things not replaced r the mobo and soundcard

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Old 03-17-04, 02:56 PM Thread Starter   #8
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so can any one recomend a new mobo?? 140 spending limit

one that will suppurt my mem properly would be good as my current one dont
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