help!!! problems!! plz

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MikeWilson, May 9, 2002.

  1. MikeWilson

    MikeWilson Guest

    I just bought a new processor/motherboard/memory for my pc to upgrade it.
    My specs for the new machine thats now built are:

    AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    ABit AT7 Motherboard
    Radeon 8500 64mb
    512 ddr memory
    SB! Live 5.1 Soundcard
    PCI Ethernet Card
    LG 32x Burner
    16xDVD-Rom
    300w power supply
    Microsoft Mouse+Keyboard
    17" Monitor
    Windows XP Home Edition OS

    Thats about everything but i'm having problems, my computer either restarts itself or I get a memory dump. This happens all the time, I have new xp drivers in for the hardware I have but it still happens. If I change the settings on the processor so my fsb is down so it runs as a 1800+ instead of a 2000+ it seems to work fine but I dont want it as a 1800+ I bought it for the power of a 2000+ so I want the power out of it. Also with the agp on 4x in the bios games load then crash straight to desktop, but if I set the agp to 2x games play no problem, but having a new card like a Radeon 8500 that should surely support 4x agp.
    plz if someone could help I would appreciate it

    thx
    Mike:mad:
     
  2. Fhuising

    Fhuising Guest

    Your first problem is a cooling problem probably, Windows will restart if your processor becomes to hot, or if your fan is not working properly. Either buy a better fan or check to see if there's something wrong in the setup.

    For your videocard problem you should check if you can run a benchmark on it to see if it really makes a difference running it at 2x or at 4x, if their is no difference just run it at 2x and you solved your problem or look at your motherboard supplier website to find new drivers.

    You can also set some setting that when your computer crashes it will not restart right away, but tell you why it crashed. This can be done in System Properties.

    Good Luck
    Fhuising
     
  3. MikeWilson

    MikeWilson Guest

    well my cpu is running at 48-50c so that aint hot, I just want it to work properly on a 2000+ settings which it should. Also how can i tell what caused the comp to restart on memory dumps it just gives me a lot of numbers eg (0000000FD)-00000 etc doesnt give me a name of the problem causer. :mad:
     
  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    should of gone for Intel! :D lol.

    But I agree Fhuising, sounds like a heat issue.
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    if i can remember correctly, my comp halted when it got to the upper 40's.. try a better heatsink/fan first and see if it helps.
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Mine runs consistantly at 59-62c no problems. You might check your bios to see if you have it set to shutdown at a specific temp.

    Did you do a clean installation when you upgraded?

    To allow your system to display it's bsod instead of automatically restarting, go to Control Panel> system> 'advanced' tab> Startup and Recovery 'settings' button> untick 'automatically restart' under the "system failure" options. When you get your bsod(s) post your specific 'stop' codes and any named drivers/hardware it may list. Just the numbers proceeding the word "Stop: 0x00????." The numbers in brackets () are variables that really don't help (just to save time in writing them down).

    If you didn't do a clean installation, then that's your first order of business... otherwise you'll probably be troubleshooting for a long time to get everything right.