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Unstable system after undoing OC

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Jognt

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nope, setting the AGP speed to 2x lowers the speed of the card, thus lowers the heat it creates... this can help locate the problem...

reset everything to default, CPU, BIOS, GFX... then see whats causing it, try to power up with as less things as possible... (1 stick of RAM, PCI GFX card..)
 

Mr.Guvernment

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Feb 26, 2003
if you still got marks on your video lines / weird colors etc- u likely burned out a ram chip on your card :(
 

Foxie3a

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Sep 7, 2003
I feel pretty confident I know what it is.

I was ignorant a while back and was running my P4,R8500, and 4 IDE devices off of a 200watt PSU.

Checking the voltages, my voltages to my video card would drop...then CRASH.

this MIGHT be what your problem is, a little different then what I had, but still could be it...

my crashes werent always hard rebooting though, sometimes my music would still be going, but there would be lines on my screen..and I couldn't do anything.
 

Evnas

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Dec 14, 2002
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Jognt said:
nope, setting the AGP speed to 2x lowers the speed of the card, thus lowers the heat it creates... this can help locate the problem...

The AGP speed has nothing to do with the actual speed of the card, and wouldnt slow the card down nor lower the temps of the card ;) If it did anything, it would make it hotter because 2x AGP runs at 2.2v as opposed to 8x AGP's 0.8v

If it did anything, it would cool down the SB which is what controls the flow of the PCI/AGP bus (at least I think its the SB...been a while, heh)
 

Foxie3a

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Sep 7, 2003
PCI is definately the south bridge.

Probably the AGP also, but I'm thinking for some reason that the AGP is related tothe north bridge...I can't figure out why I'm thinking that though...