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  1. #21
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    well, that didn't last long...

    got about 35 seconds into the game and the PC froze up and the monitor acted as if it had no signal coming to it

    so i reboot and try to play an mpeg - that lasted almost a full minute before the system froze, and most icons turned black

    drivers you say? all updated to latest

    system updates, yep - all updated
    and i don't wanna hear about how this (sapphire brand) radeon 7500 can't work with this mobo, cuz it can - it's compatible with 2x-4x AGP, so i know it's not voltage

    so, i'll launch my ftp server and see how long it lasts before i get an "invalid floating point error message"...


    all i want is the system to be stable.. is that so much to ask!?!? :( :rolleyes: :confused:
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    just playing with the jumpers...

    set to 105fsb, system unstable, play a game, crash, playa vid, crash
    set to 110, system freeze @ "starting windows", just after the white bar fulls loads (win2k)
    set to 115, no boot
    set to 95, same as normal
    set to normal (100), same results as always system will not play video or play games

    mp3's still work though, and sandra and sysinfo both report 1/2 of what it's supposed to be

    so now i got the 500 back in, with default jumpers (as specified in the manual) and of course it still won't play vid, and still reports 1/2 of speed, plus system is DEFINETLY slower (major difference between k6/3-450 and k6/2-500)


    what the HELL is going on??!?!?!?!?!
    why can't i get a STABLE system?!?!?!?!
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    where the hell is everybody? did AU get cut off the internet?
    (this board and IRC are DEAD for the last 4 hours)

    i reset the BIOS to defaults, then made the following changes:

    write allocate - disable
    DRAM -FAST
    CAS - 3
    graphics apeture size - 64mb
    DRAM integrity mode - disabled
    cpu internal cache - enabled

    in xteq - i set the L2 to 512 (the mobo has it onboard)

    however at boot, the RAM counting is MUCH slower now

    ......


    anyway, the ftp server starts up and on the log screen i get this:

    Running on 1xAMD K6 2(3D) 502 Mhz with 1048048 KB (827940 KB free) under Windows NT 5.0 Service Pack 2

    yahelite says the same thing for cpu speed...


    games and videos only play for a few seconds before the system locks up

    cooling is not an issue - cpu has a fan, ram has 2 fans (486-type), vid card has 2 fans (1 blows downward, origonal on the card, and 1 {2 1/2" )blows up, onto the cpu heatsink and onto the ram at the same time
    it's cool enough to touch for as long as i want


    so, SOMETHING is wrong, but now i don't think it's the cpu/mobo
    :( :snip:
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    :( :(

    any ideas anyone?

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    Quite frankly you shouldn't be havin' those probs as I've never and I've used those boards since ver.3 so it maybe that you have a dud board. :smokin:
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    well, after another weekend of screwing with this board, i still can't get it to recognize the correct cpu speed

    thinking it could possible have been something i did with the registry (but not believing it) i did a clean install of win2k, and as soon as i got to the desktop i checked the sysinfo - still says 1/2 of the actual cpu (with either the 450 or 500)

    BIOS show the full speed, ftp app shows the full speed, a chat app show the full speed, but the OS just won't have it

    a command line cpu id shows only 1/2 speed too...

    then, with either the geforce256 or the radeon 7500 installed, i still get vid problems

    g..256: monitor turns off (no signal) within 3 minutes of getting to the desktop

    r..7500: 30 seconds into a vid , icons turn black and system freezes, 30 seconds into a game the monitor turns off (no signal)

    the board CAN handle the cpu(s) and the vid card(s), according to the specs - so what the F&*^( is going on?!?!?!?!?

    what the hell do i need to do to get this f-ing system simply running normal?

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