Abit KGR-7

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by albybum, May 5, 2002.

  1. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    Well, here is my problem. I just bought a barebones kit with the Abit KG-7 Raid mobo and an AMD XP 1900+ cpu. It has a 300 watt PS. I get rather frequent system freezes. Not the Windows 98 kinda freezes, I get system freezes. nothing responds, not even the power button on the front of the case. I have tried multiple installations of Windows 98Se and Windows XP on different HD's. I have updated the bios to the most recent version. I have researched and found that a lot of ppl are having the same problem, but none of their fixes seem to help me. I am thinking that it could be the power supply, but could the power supply cause such a freeze?

    ABIT KG-7 R (newest bios revision)
    AMD XP 1900+
    256 MB DDR (2100)
    Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 400
    Linksys 10/100 Ethernet
    Ensoniq AWE 64 pci
    Maxtor 40 gb 7200 rpm HD
    Segate 17 GB 5400 rpm HD
    Toshiba DVD ROM
    Philips 12x8x40x CDRW

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    It could possibly be "dirty power". The power source (wall outlet) could be fluctuating. Do you have a battery backup? If not, can you plug in to a different source?
     
  3. duder

    duder Guest

    what are your temps?,if your running to hot it will freeze you up
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    When mine overheated, it just shut down. But, check the temp anyway, that could be it.
     
  5. LazyJames

    LazyJames OSNN Addict

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    Well, I think its running at a rather good temp. it runs at about 100 F. I even left the casing off and put a industrial strength metal fan blowing across it. Strangely enough, when I started increasing the I/O voltage and the DDR Ram voltage, the computer freezes less, but It has been doing other weird things, like restarting out of nowhere.
     
  6. duder

    duder Guest

    hmmmmmmmmm, bad mojo:confused:
     
  7. dijital

    dijital Guest

    from your specs, looks like your system is power hungry.
     
  8. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    Reference

    Just for reference the post by LazyJames was me. I was writing from a friend's house because my computer is not happy :(

    I do not think this is a cooling problem. Strangely enough, when I started increasing the I/O voltage and the DDR Ram voltage, the computer freezes less, but It has been doing other weird things, like restarting out of nowhere.

    I have increased the DDR Ram voltage once again to gain stability (its at 2.8 volts now) and it seems to be free of locking up, but if I leave the computer unplugged for a while - when I do try to start the computer up, I get POST beeps. 1 beep then about a 1 or 2 second pause and then another beep. that sequence will repeat indefinitely.
    If I turn off the power at the Power supply and turn it back on when it is doing the post beeps, it starts up fine.

    Since I just have a 300 watt PS, do you think its sucking too much electricity? I honestly have no clue and any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. westy1

    westy1 Guest

    For an amd xp cpu you need at least a 350 watt power supply.
     
  10. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    actually the AXP takes less power then the thunderbird... i have 300w and its plenty..im still getting a 525w (lol) for my water cooling,neons, and my possible peltier heheh

    i read somewhere about that problem im not sure where but i suggest you take a look at www.icronticforums.com and www.ambmb.com section ABIT. thats sould help you more then here...
    XP forums vs truly hardware forums no offense guys hey =)
     
  11. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

  12. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    RE: dArK_CyAnIdE

    RE: dArK_CyAnIdE

    From the link that you posted: "Typical signs of SDRAM instability include failure to pass the Power On Self Test (POST) when booting, frequent error messages from Windows describing Page Faults or other system errors and random freezes of the machine requiring a hard reboot."

    Those are the exact things that are happening to my computer, and they seemed to slack off when I increased the voltage of the RAM. Now that I know what the problem is, I should be able to fix it. Thanks a million. This was driving me crazy!
     
  13. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    hhehe right on the money =) ur quite welcome my freind .. btw nice mobo heheh i have the non raid version =)
     
  14. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    if any of you want a guide on the kg7 PM me i have an excellent one
     
  15. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    well i found the website so it`ll be easier for you ppl to get it its from icrontic (good forum btw) written by MrIcee (those guys are pretty crazy) OPpainter is also one of Macci competitor at Madonion.. so they know what there talking about.
    heres the link: http://www.icronticforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=14563

    contains all the settings ull need for a high front side bus, those are for fsb of 150 and over i use a 145 fsb since my cpu ius locked and i use:
    Advanced chipset settings
    I'll just list the settings top to bottom without the setting names, choose chipset driving control and press enter...then enter these:

    Control cpu : manual
    7 (fastest)
    09
    07
    manual
    D8
    slow
    slow
    FF
    Fast
    Fast
    Manual
    3
    3
    1
    0
    Manual
    3
    3
    1
    0
    Manual
    3
    3
    1
    0

    Press escape, now in this window, starting with AGP secondary lat timer, the settings are as follows :

    Secondary Lat Timer : 20h
    Fast Writes : enabled
    4X
    Enabled
    Disabled
    Enabled
    2
    0
    Manual
    16
    8
    8
    2
    3 (for stability no speed lose either)
    2
    1
    2
    2
    2

    Control cpu : manual
    7 (fastest)
    09
    07
    manual
    D8
    fast
    fast
    FF
    Faster
    Faster
    Manual
    2
    2
    1
    0
    Manual
    2
    2
    1
    0
    Manual
    2
    2
    1
    0

    and thats pretty much it. very stable and fast :D enjoy !
     
  16. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    bump .. shall we make this a sticky for kg7 users?
     
  17. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Both of you? :p
     
  18. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    can i be sticked on the wall? whoa =p