XP Pro + ECS K7S5A MBO + 1800 XP

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by deathy, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. deathy

    deathy Guest

    My system is setup as the following

    1800+ XP Processor
    ECS K7S5A Motherboard
    2x 256 SDRam
    1x 40 Gig ST340810A HDD
    1x Hitatchi DVD Drive
    1x LG 16x CD Re-Writer
    GeForce 2 MX 400 64 Meg Tv Out
    On built Sound + Lan
    300w Power Supply
    Temp Around 42-48oC


    My problem is when i do something like goto play games or watch a movie, my PC randomly crashes, i can't seem to figure out why i have tried the following

    1. taking 1 memory stick out and testing
    2. swapped memory
    3. unpluged dvd player
    4. unpluged cd-rw
    5. done a cpu test
    6. done a memory test
    7. put a fan on graphics card
    8. added system fan
    9. changed cpu speed to 100/100 or 100/133 or 133/133
    10. Updated drivers
    11. Flashed bios

    i have pretty much run out of ideas and cant seem to figure out why.

    my only answers left are

    1. Motherboard is cracked
    2. Cpu is cracked
    3. Not enough power

    can any one help please i have read through lots of articles and done various things like drivers

    and so far none have worked

    if u have an idea as to why this might be doing this please let me no so i can try A.S.A.P.


  2. loppdawg69

    loppdawg69 Guest

    What det drivers are you using and do you use the TV out function of your graphics card?
  3. dreaddy

    dreaddy Guest

    Same here.

    Same thing here...

    My problem was resolved by using DDR PC2100 memory chip instead of PC133/100 type memory.
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Re: Same here.

    I didn't know there were boards with both DDR and SDRAM sockets. What board do you have?
  5. deathy

    deathy Guest

    k7s5a u can have either but not the same
  6. dreaddy

    dreaddy Guest

    That's right Deathy

    I've had a painfull history with that board and an online vendor ( 1stClassTechnology ) whom I will not mention.

    They sold me a combo that include cpu and ram (PC133). When installed nothing worked. After months of waiting for replacement I tested again and *choke*.

    Then for the hell of it I switched to PC100 type mem (it claimed to support) that I got from my stash, and was able to boot to XP.

    Now Micro$ Word would crash opening a document, as did some of the games.

    I took a chance and bought PC2100 type memory, threw it in and voila, haven't had a problem since (knock on wood)

    I hope this helps, I'd hate for someone to go through the headache that I did.
  7. bheagle

    bheagle Guest


    I have the ECS K7VZA, and a ECS K7VTA3 both outstandin boards, although the VZA don't support DDR both are very very stable.
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Do any of these boards support SDR and DDR at the same time? Chances are low I guess but it would be useful.
  9. dreaddy

    dreaddy Guest

    I don't think that there is a mboard publicly available that supports DDR and Sdram at the same time.

    Even if there were, I wouldn't trust it.
  10. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    No not at the same time...
  11. da rock

    da rock Guest

    have you tried OCWorkbench News? they have a great forum for
    ecs mobos. :cool:
  12. Vsync

    Vsync Guest

    i know why it crashs.

    happens to me too.
    it cause when you overload the cpu, it gets heated and crash the system.

    on idle its fine, but when the cpu is at full load, after like 5 min the comp locks up.

    at the moment i'm oporating my cpu lower than its normal speed
    so no crashs will happen :mad: , i don't have money to buy those danm expensive cooling shit..
  13. dreaddy

    dreaddy Guest

    That would be true if
    1) the cpu was overclocked and not properly cooled
    2) the cpu is running without a working fan.
    3) CPU is faulty

    Barring the above abuse on the CPU and assuming a proper installation, it would make sense to look at other hardware dependencies, then software.
  14. deathy

    deathy Guest

    he is right my cpu is overheating

    and im gunna try using that stuff called artic silver or summit

    i found that my heat sink aint doing nothing so this stuff will form a layer to make it touch the heatsink safely without damaging the cpu if all goes well i will be so happy

    wish me luck

  15. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

    It could be something as simple as a bad power supply. I've had crappy supplys before. you have to buy expensive supplys for them to be trust worthy
  16. My system is

    win xp
    1800+ xp processor
    K7S5A motherboard
    2 x 128meg 133 sdram
    matrox g400 graphics
    2 x 20 gig HD
    cdrw and dvd rom
    200w power supply
    temp around 45 deg.

    I've been running this setup for about 2 months now with no stability problems.

  17. deathy

    deathy Guest

    nothing wrong with this one its almost a year old :p

    just testing now with this stuff so i hope this works

  18. deathy

    deathy Guest

    i finally found my prob me thinks :D

    all i need now is to find somewhere good and cheap

    you guest it yet

    it was mem after all i got a unbranded stick of a mate and it worked fine when i set it all to the highest settings

    hope this helps u all