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#1 Blerdus

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:52 AM

basicaly my pc is unstable when playing graphical games and not able to play dvds smoothly.
it crashes to a restart when playing games and then takes about 3 mins to check the ram.

some info about my sys. it's getting on a bit.
mb asrock p4vm890 fsb 133 x 18
cpu intel p4 2.4
ram 512 mb 133 mhz memory timings on auto.
512 mb 166 mhz
gpu geforce 9600 gt xxx ad (running on pcie 1 x16) :thumbsup:
hd 200 gb maxtor
sound audigi 2 platinum
and a cd rewriter. thats about it.

temps and voltages
hardware doctor 3.3
vcore 1.57 ~ .05
+3.3 3.32 ~ .05
+5 4.95 ~ .10
+12 10.56 ~.6 - .8
-12 1.7 (invalid reading i think)
5vsb 5.2 ~ .02
vbat 3.8 ~ .02

cpu temp 40 no load. 50 loaded no ova clocking
sys temp 38 +~ 5

iv done a fair bit of internet searching. to find people saying it memory timings cause of the old m/b or its me power suply failing
no viruses or malware detected. various online and stand alone tests run.
any help would be appreciated. thatnk. steve.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:38 PM

I think you'd be better off in the hardware forums
I'm moving you there
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:44 PM

Cheers.
I think you're right.

since a couple of days ago the problem has changed a bit.
running a game or sitting on desktop, plays for a bit then: black screen, keyboard lock. hdl on tho no audiable action. wait couple mins. screen refresh. reboot.

when sitting on desktop the crash is not black screen but pixels placed evenly accross the screen. and the corrupted looking mouse freezes 10 or so secs later. manual reboot req.

but after it reboots it got to the the mem check and then appeared to have crashed, keyb lock aswell. but wait 10 to 15 mins..... hello RAM.
drives aswell.
the rest seems to boot ok. windows runing. untill the next crash

i removed a dimm.
ram check resolved. so far,i think. altho i have run memtests for a day with no errors.
but ide still slow on detection
hmm
oh and CMOS user interface lag. no i havent flashed it. tho i was thinking about it.

any way, i only wanted to wright a coulpe of lines and its turned in to a book. oops

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:31 PM

First thing to do is to disable restart when you get a BSOD
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/
Then you can copy/paste the error message, in its entirety, here so we can have a look at it
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:30 PM

thanks for responding so soon.
ok. how to disable restart on crash?
msconfig maybe?
once iv disabled it i will have to wait untill it crashes as nothing i do can forc a crash. even running video stability tests and memtest's. they seem to run all day long, not a prob.
does the system make logs of the errors befor it crashes? i ask because i'v never seen a message pop up or BSOD's. i also dont get "your systen has recovered from a serious error" message when i reboot.
i'm sort of convinced its memmory problems but the tests say ok :thumbsup:
speak soon.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:07 PM

ok. how to disable restart on crash?

Click on the blue link in my other message
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

lol.
ok.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:31 PM

i'v got the last minidump. that happend today 21:50 and i got one that happend at 13:30. if u want.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:39 PM

i'v been looking at some event logs arround those times there are errors but not much info.
Unknown error on CMDre 00000000 00000088 88100060 00000004 00000084 source "nv" time 13:30:12
then there's two event logs "6005 + 6009" one min later, saying user restarted
and then moments later "The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x100000ea (0xff322da8, 0xf9bc4320, 0xf8a61cb4, 0x00000001). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini072908-01.dmp.

this also happend at 21:51:45

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

If you have more than one stick of memory, you can try one at a time to see if the other is bad. you can also run Memtest
http://www.memtest.org/
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

yep got memtest the other day. memtest doesn't return any bad results. ran twice so far . 10 hours and 16. wife ended tests with zero errors.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:54 PM

well i notice its a different memtest to the one i d/l the other day. i havent run ur version yet. cant find any blank media.

system crashed again today. it still rebooted. even with that option unchecked.
event viewer had an error report saying

Error code 000000ea, parameter1 fe0f77c8, parameter2 82d45638, parameter3 ff107550, parameter4 00000001.

any ideas. i looked on microsoft site and it says something about vga device loop or something. up-date drivers.
im sure iv got the latest drivers

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 02:21 PM

hi Garmanma

had my first bsod in a long while with no restart.
it said nv4_disp got stuck in an infinate loop

STOP: 0x000000ea (0xFBAB5020,0XFF468F60,0XF8A2DLB4,0X00000001)

I guess i got to reinstall my graphics drivers again. i'v lost count how many times i'v installed these drivers.
shawly they cant be faulty every time i install.

I await your response.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:05 PM

ok well finally ran ur memtest.
so far i ran two passes with no errors.
going to leave it running tonight and see what happens tomorow
this crashing is really bugging me




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