Where is My Problem?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Hipster Doofus, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Here is what's happened so far. The whole story but short. :D

    MSI MS 6545 850 Pro5 Mother Board.

    Pentium 4 1.5 Williamette

    Samsung RAMBUS PC800 256mb, now 768mb.

    WD 7,200 40gig hard drive.

    Radeon 9600XT

    The story:

    Overclock the CPU, no matter how high or low & the system will reboot, no warning. Then won't post till defaulted. (that's not the problem)

    Get myself a P4 2.5 & as soon as I run the second torture test in Prime95 it reboots back into windows till it has a sissy fit & does it again & again & again even when there is no load.

    Did a memory test. All OK.

    Swapped the 9600 with the old geforce. Still rebooted. Put the 9600 back in.
    At the same time took all the pci cards out. Still reboots. Put cards back.

    Upgraded PSU to Antec TrueBlue 480w. Still reboots.

    Returned the 2.5 & got a 2.6. Damn thing still reboots.

    As I have done just about everything there are only two things I can think of.

    1/ Something in the BIOS is set wrong. I've tried default & optimised default.

    2/ The board itself is cactus. When it first came out it only supported up to 2.0ghz. They now say it will take a 2.6. It has the latest BIOS.

    When I run the 1.5 the system is as stable as the day I got it.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, always get suspicious when a boardmaker increases the CPU bottleneck.
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    yeh basically they overclock the board to take the new chips, fact remains the board will be well hot and strained to the limits running that 2.5 cpu :(
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    So they lie then don't get the updated bios working. Good stuff. :mad:

    How do think this one(revision 3.0) will go? Found one on eBay. It is revision 2.1 if that makes a difference.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Don't get me wrong. MSI make damn good boards and it is common for companies to force their techs to release bioses so they can squeeze every last penny out of them.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I have no problem with the board but how can these companies (not just MSI) get away with not giving full support to their claims? For me this has cost a small fortune in troubleshooting to find out that what they say it will support it will not.

    Anyway I hope the gigabyte does it thing. I found one down under :) but my credit card wouldn't go through :( so I have to call them in the morning. :)

    :D :D
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Took some doing but I snagged a Gigabyte GA-8ihxp off of eBay.

    Problem solved. :)

    Slowly cranking it up. :D