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#1 tokin white guy

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:37 AM

Please help,
I am having trouble with my computer, the system seems to run fine however whenever there are graphic intense programs. Even something as simple as iTunes vizualization or MS Media player playing, the vidieo slows down bad. Heres the hardware breakdown,

StrikerExtreme
Intel Core2 QuadCore Extreme 2.66GHz
2- NVIDIA GeForce 6800
4 - Turbo PQI24200 2GB DDR2 (total 4GB)

All BIOs settings are default except the memory is set to 2.0v, all drivers are updated and installed. I have Vista 64 running, could this be it??? .... however i have had this issue with XP-32bit. I also have the SLi link cable connected however i cannot enable SLi any longer, i was able to in the past.

Maybe i have to adjust bios settings? software settings? someone help!!!!!

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:16 PM

Any ideas? need information?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:07 PM

Since all drivers are for the GPU are updated and you still cannot enable SLI in the NVidia control panel, there might be a problem with one of the graphics cards. I doubt the problem is related to Vista 64. You stated that the problem first appeared in XP. When did the problem start?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:47 PM

the graphics cards apear to be fine, i dont remember when i couldnt switch to SLi, that was not a big deal. however that may be related to the skipping i am getting. also as an update this just started to happen, the comptuer wont shut compleatly off, windows turns off but all the fans and everything stay running... does this help any one out? also how should i test the cards to see if that are 100%?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 10:05 PM

Try pulling one of the cards out, if the computer works normally, test the other card. If both appear fine, the problem could be motherboard related. I don't believe this is a software issue since it's repeatable across two different operating systems. Have you done any other hardware modifications to this PC?

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:01 AM

the MB is brand new, actually 3 months, asus had to send me a free replacement, and i added the quad core processor. should i pull the cards even though i am using two monitors, one on one card and one on another. the primary does however apear to be alittle better im sayin like 3 frames per sec better... HOWEVER i was able to get 68 FPS one night, restart next day and problems back.... sounds like hardware to me.... compatiblity maybe??? i asked asus if the HW was compatible b4 buying the new MB

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:10 AM

ok so i swaped out both vidieo cards and both work perfrect... that is until they are installed together. even if the other card is not displaying... nor sli cable installed...

Edited by tokin white guy, 10 September 2008 - 02:10 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:12 PM

I have now gotten a blue screen of death...
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)
Mini091008-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

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Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA80040E2A30
BCP3: FFFFFA8006F04040
BCP4: FFFFFA800ABCE010
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Server information: 5f9401eb-94f3-4855-89d3-5b28a9cbd762

Windows is pointing to the graphic drivers however they are updated..
They graphics arear to be fine when i am only using one card. i have the other card installed but disabled. and it does not matter which card is used only if its one at a time.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:33 AM

Here is the system specs.... maybe this will help...

CPU-Z 1.47 report file

Processor(s)

Number of processors 1
Number of cores 4 per processor
Number of threads 4 per processor
Name Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Code Name Kentsfield
Specification Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU @ 2.66GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA
Family/Model/Stepping 6.F.7
Extended Family/Model 6.F
Core Stepping B3
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 2797.5 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 10.0 x 279.8 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1119.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2666 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache (per processor) 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache (per processor) 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache (per processor) 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP rev. A2
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP rev. A2
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Frequency 279.8 MHz (1:1)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 4.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 4 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 12 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 16 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T

System

System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Name System Product Name
System S/N System Serial Number
Mainboard Vendor ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Mainboard Model StrikerExtreme
BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Version ASUS StrikerExtreme ACPI BIOS Revision 1603
BIOS Date 08/01/2008

Memory SPD

Module 1 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Legacy Electronics
Module 2 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Legacy Electronics
Module 3 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Legacy Electronics
Module 4 DDR2, PC2-4300 (266 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Legacy Electronics

Software

Windows Version Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
DirectX Version 10.0

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:14 PM

It apears to be an issue with the mother board, when the second graphics card is removed the display is fine.... time to talk to asus... may i add the system randomly does not fully shut down, windows shuts down fine but the fans keep running, i even think i can hear the hard drive turn off.

Edited by tokin white guy, 12 September 2008 - 12:20 PM.





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