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#1 Adam315

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:33 PM

Pentium 4 2.6ghz
3.0ghz of ram. (2x512, 2X1gig)
Xp Professional, (all available updates)
Symantec Security Client 8.0
Fx5200 128mb Video Card.

Let me know if you need more specs.



Problem

Ok, it seems whenever i am doing anything from surfing the net, to playing video games, the computer just randomly shuts down, and then reboots itself.

So at first i thought it might have been a virus, So i tried scanning my computer couldnt get it to work. Well im definately sure it wasnt a virus, because after alittle while, the HD crashed, and nothing was salvagable on it. So i replaced it.

Since i replaced it, the problem is still there.
I now have a brand new Hard Drive.
I have also tried replacing teh Power supply, thinking that it might be fluctuatiing or something.
But still does it.


I thought it might be the memory, so i downloaded Everest Benchmarking program to see (but i cant understand what it means when i get the awnsers)
Memory Read: P4 2600 MHz Asus P4P800-VM i865G Ext. PC3200 DDR SDRAM 2585 MB/s
Memory Write: P4 2600 MHz Asus P4P800-VM i865G Ext. PC3200 DDR SDRAM 811 MB/s
Memory Latency: P4 2600 MHz Asus P4P800-VM i865G Ext. PC3200 DDR SDRAM 3-4-4-8 128.7 ns

If i go into the Event viewer after the computer restarts, i get this message.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x10000050 (0x80d6c063, 0x00000000, 0x80d6c063, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini112705-03.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

If you guys have ANY ideas on what it could be, let me know :-(
If not, my next step is to replace it with another Asus P4P-VM that i have lying around.

Edited by Adam315, 27 November 2005 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:33 PM

How often does this happen (approximately)?

My first hunch was failing HD, but you've replaced that. My second guess would be a faulty memory chip, seeing as you have three chips it could be worth trying to run on one at a time to see if that identifies the culprit.

(I'm assuming you done all the relevant virus and spyware scans).
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:14 PM

Since you have been in the case this may be moot, but have you cleaned your proccessor and video fans? Or the Case fans? Heat is a real problem. especially with a machine like yours.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:19 PM

Yes, i have cleaned all the fans, checked make sure they were all working. Those seem to be fine.


So if the problem is the memory, and i test them one at a time. Should i just take one out,, Then what.


Cause ive tried using that benchmark program(Everest Home), except im not sure what the info means. Or do i just take all but one out, and then play around with it for a day or two, and see if it happens.


But thats what the weird part is is when it reboots, it does it at differnt times, like i'll be surfing the interent, then down it goes, or playing games, down it goes.



The only other thing that i can possible think of it being is that for some reason, the memory Timing is differnt.

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
Memory Timings 3-4-4-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
PAT Disabled

SPD Memory Modules
DIMM1: Wintec 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM2: Wintec 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM3 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM4 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)
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Edited by Adam315, 27 November 2005 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:21 PM

Try this utility Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 06:39 PM

Yep, thats what it turned out to be.


500k errors on a 1 gig stick of PC3200.


Thanks for your help guys, ur the best, and happy hollidays



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Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:03 PM

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