Re: Windows XP Won't Shutdown with GA-M68MT-S2 rev. 3.1 Mobo
I don't know if this will be of any help, but when the computer sits idle and the screen saver comes on then the screen will go to sleep ... both xp and win 7 with the amd processor would shut down on it's own.
Update: I've had this processor and board for a couple of years and it has never been able to shut down winxp or win7 ... it will simply reboot. I lived with it by unplugging it before it booting again.
I did an upgrade on my main computer and made the FX 8120 my second computer ... when I did a fresh install on a different hard drive I thought my rebooting problem would be over, but it carries on. I installed XP Pro 32 bit.
I got a link to a driver with this info ...
| Allows the system to automatically adjust the CPU speed, voltage and power combination to match the instantaneous user performance need. This package is a user friendly localized software installation of the driver designed for end-users. This driver supports AMD processors on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 and x64 Editions.
| The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can help improve some PC gaming video performance by compensating for those applications that bypass the Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp Counter) instruction. Applications that rely on RDTSC do not benefit from the logic in the operating system to properly account for the affect of power management mechanisms on the rate at which a processor core's Time Stamp Counter (TSC) is incremented. The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer helps to correct the resulting video performance effects or other incorrect timing effects that these applications may experience on dual-core processor systems, by periodically adjusting the core time-stamp-counters, so that they are synchronized.
This driver is for Windows XP only.
I tried both but neither worked. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated
Rig 1 FX 8120_GA-M68MT-S2_4 DDR3 1600_GTX280_XPx32
Rig 2 i7 4770k_GA-H81M-HD3_8 DDR3 1333_GTX660_7x64