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XP Pro + ECS K7S5A MBO + 1800 XP

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deathy

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#1
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

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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.

Thanx

Deathy
 
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loppdawg69

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#2
What det drivers are you using and do you use the TV out function of your graphics card?
 
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dreaddy

Guest
#3
Same here.

Same thing here...

My problem was resolved by using DDR PC2100 memory chip instead of PC133/100 type memory.
 
#4
Re: Same here.

Originally posted by dreaddy
Same thing here...

My problem was resolved by using DDR PC2100 memory chip instead of PC133/100 type memory.
I didn't know there were boards with both DDR and SDRAM sockets. What board do you have?
 
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dreaddy

Guest
#6
Originally posted by deathy
k7s5a u can have either but not the same
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.
 
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bheagle

Guest
#7
THERE ARE SEVERAL BOARDS THAT SUPPORT DDR AND/OR SDRAM

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

Guest
#9
Originally posted by Zedric
Do any of these boards support SDR and DDR at the same time? Chances are low I guess but it would be useful.


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.
 
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Vsync

Guest
#12
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..
 
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dreaddy

Guest
#13
Originally posted by Vsync
i know why it crashs.

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

Guest
#14
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

:D
 
#15
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
 
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marcos the blac

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#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.


marcos...
 
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deathy

Guest
#17
nothing wrong with this one its almost a year old :p

just testing now with this stuff so i hope this works

Deathy
 
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deathy

Guest
#18
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

Deathy
 

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