Hi, I recently got a refurbished Advent Centurion CBE 1401 from a well known PC store, but it has on afew occasions crashed and rebooted for no apparent reason and yesterday whilst I was playing a game it crashed with vertical lines and then Hyper transport sync flood error. This seems to of been a problem with this PC according to google results
(such as this http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110101102208AA0fFrJ
and this http://www.adventsupport.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7065
This PC is overclocked by the manufacturer and it has AMD overdrive installed, perhaps they did a bad job at overclocking it and its unstable, but I dont have a clue how to set it right. So I thought I would see if a BIOS update would help. So I found out my current bios is "American Megatrends Inc. 080014, 18/12/2009" So I went over to Foxconn's website and bios download page for my Foxconn A7VMX-K, but the latest bios they have for download is from 07/30/2009! Why is this? I then noticed foxconn have a "FOX LiveUpdate" tool, so thouhg it would try it and it also says that I have the AMI 18/12/09 bios and still suggests the 07/30/2009 bios. Should I install the suggested bios even though it is dated older? How can I make this PC stable, any idea on ideal settings I could change to in amd overdrive?
Thanks in advance thabiz.
Here is a link to the bios update page on foxconn site http://www.foxconnsupport.com/download.aspx?models=en-us0000373&category=C000000001&series=en-us0000008&keywords=&sort=BIOS
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550BLK (3.1GHz overclocked to 3.4GHz)
Motherboard: Foxconn A7VMX-K
Chipset: AMD 780V + SB700
Memory: 4GB DDR2 (2 memory slots. Max 4GB)
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD7500AADS-00M2B0 750GB SATA
CD Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH41N ATA
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD5750 1GB
Sound Card: Realtek ALC662 High Definition