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Soyo k7v dragon problems HELP

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Mar 5, 2002
I have had nothing but problems with my soyo dragon plus (k7v) motherboard - I consistently get stop errors in winxp x050 errors PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_ AREA and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or something like that i have the latest bios and drivers my system configuration is as follows:
Athlon XP 1700+
512 MB Crucial DDR Ram (unbuffered cl=2.5)
Radeon 7500 64MB DDR
Sound Blaster Audigy
15GB 7200RPM HDD (ata100)
Win XP Professional
Norton Systemworks 2002
all hardware drivers are up to date.

I Can't seem to get my sytem stable even when it's not overclocked. If someone can give me advice that solves this problem I will Send you $35(or more if you really get this thing working). I have a great deal of experience with system building and this board is driving me insane please halp-Troy, Tucson AZ
try clearing the cmos and reflashing itwith the 2BA2 bios. Use default settings. Try installing XP with only the vid card in then add one card at a time to see if there are any conflicts with some hardware. MAke sure everything is seated firmly in place, ie. memory, vid card. Check the temps and make sure the proc is not too hot, put goop on the core of the cpu. as for the $35, I'm sure the rest of the members are all willing to help you for free. That's why we're here for. Help. Good luck.
Bad board or possibly your board is shorting out in your case. Check all of your stand~offs and look around the board for any contact to the case.

More than likely you've got a bad board though.
Problem Fix

I was haveing the SAME problem with my board... here is a post that I sent on another forum:

I keep getting stop errors:
and sometimes
and a driver error (non specific)

I already went to all of my hardware manufacturers and got the latest XP
Drivers for everything...
It happens sometimes 20+ times a day and sometimes once every couple of
days. any insight on what could be causing this? I am so ready to go back
to 98se. Atleast that didn't crash as often.

I am running XP Pro on:
Soyo Dragon Plus with integrated LAN
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
256 PC2400 DDR RAM
Creative Annihilator 2 NVIDIA Geforce 2 video
Creative SoundBlaster Live Platinum sound
2 Maxtor 40 gig hd

Office XP with Publisher XP
XP Plus
Photoshop 6
QuickTime 5
XP Power Toys
and a few odds and ends software

I fixed it yesterday by upgrading my BIOS from the soyo website.


my system never ran smoother.
I hope this helps!!
Stability Problems


Take a look at a thread I posted here

Its a link to a pic of an unsoldered diode on a dragon plus that caused a lot of stability problems (you should check that board inch by inch)

Hope this helps, because I have no other suggestions

Mine is up and running with no problems now 1.4 at 1580 with 150 fsb. This week I will see how much I can abuse it.

I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems with your Dragon+. I have had mine for about 3 weeks now, and nary a hiccup. Mine shipped with the 2BA2 BIOS installed from Newegg.

Generally speaking, I like to purchase hardware from a well-known and trusted store that does plenty of business. Stores that have a lot of [merchandise] turnover tend to get the latest revisions for sale earlier and usually don't have old stuff lying around to pawn off on unsuspecting customers.

I did much research on this board before buying it and have heard some people do have problems. From all the feedback that I have read, many of these problems are caused by sub-standard PSU's. The Dragon+ needs a lot of juice because it has so many peripherals built in.

Beyond that, I've also noticed people complaining of problems when adding a secondary sound card to their machines. I continue to be totally amazed that so many people want to add another sound card when the on-board CMI 5.1 Dolby sounds so good. After all, people PAID extra for that functionality--right? Anyway, since you said that you are experienced at putting systems together, I assume that you have already disabled the on-board sound in the BIOS.

You might also want to try to seat your memory in a different slot(s). Sometimes that helps. I have one stick of Mushkin 512MB PC2100 CAS2 and put it in slot 1 (the one furthest away from the CPU).

Other than that, all the previous advice is sound and you should try all of those suggestions as well.