Well, I just raised my CPU overclock from 2.5 to 2.6, , rebooted my system and recieved a nasty error. http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/5855/dsc000370kw.jpg Rebooted my system again, and Widnows loaded fine. Noticed that my Quick launch Icons were messed up, and I went to open Firefox, and it kept crashing (Not responding, debug, etc). So I am running off IE. The only changes I did in the BIOS were Clocking CPU, 237.0 Mhz X 11 Multiplier.... = around 2.6 GHz, and put the PCI thingy to 33.3Mhz, and then that thing happened. :uhm: Temps are normal (actually cooler for some strange reason), but I also noticed on nvmoniter, where it says 'Speeds (in MHz)', the 'Mem' is at 476 and the bar is in the Red....and HT is only at 714...I have no idea what these values or Red bars mean, so I need some more elaborate illustration from a more knowleged techie *C38368* I also noticed that my FSB is at 950 MHz, which I beleive is quite high.
Also, I am running stock voltages, maybe stock voltages isn't enough for running at 2.6GHz? New clock - http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4512/untitled18xm.jpg Old clock - http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/3747/gpuoc8dl.jpg Please explain, damaged hardware is the last thing I want; Cheers.
22nd December 2003
I can't explain it, but try setting it back to normal maybe? Might've damaged it, you never know. Set it back and tell us what's happening
Did some research on that STOP error.... It is to do with windows logon and starup I beleive.
Forgot to also add I did some startup changes in msconfig, that would probably explain the error. ;)
I just did another reboot, no errors and Firefox is working now.
But I would still like some further insight into my Overclock, as to why and what those values mean, and what nominal voltages should be used at these frequencies.
Oh boy...It is getting out of hand now.
BSOD quite often.....put CPU clock back to normal, still getting them
^ This is one of the problems I am having. mini.dmp
Recieved this error, among others posted earlier.
Make sense of this? Might have to save picture and zoom to read it.
Computer rebooted and got this message when Windows loaded up...
Now, after seeing these errors, I am almost certain I have bad RAM...
I friggen hope it is the RAM because I am out of ideas...
PC is NOT hot...It is actually cooler now (I blew it out and changed it's location and took of side panels)
That is with CPU at 2.6 and GPU at 500/1300...
I have been overclocking for months without issues....
I cannot run memtest because I do not have a floppy drive...
I have narrowed it down to the RAM, Hardrive, or a Virus....I have no idea so I am defenatly wrong.
I need help bad;
Anyone who can help me out, or even try I will be very grateful and give rep. You deserve it.
This is the worst problem I have ever had with a PC, I usually can overcome most of my problems, but this one has me stumped.
ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe AMD 3700+ (Tried at both stock 2.2, and OC 2.6) GeIL 1gb Ram (I beleive this is the culprit) MSI 7800GTX (500/1300) Antec NEO480 PSU Windows XP Home Service Pack 2..
PS - Sorry about my sentance structuring, I am just in a frantic mood.
PPS - Refer to first post before reading this, because it explains the other problems I have been going through...
PPPS(?) - Look at this thread too. http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=243429
PPPPS(??) - Here is an error report, http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/8869/errorreports9uf.jpg
No Idea what DCOM is, and the 'system error' one was when this .dmp stuff occured.
A man of dubious moral fibre
28th May 2003
Hi, Have you run an CPU stability tests such as Superpi 32M ,S&M or Prime95?
Ran the test...No errors on stock speeds.
What is a program I can use to test my memory DIMMS, that isn't memtest?
3rd May 2005
MemTest is the best. You won't fond any better than that, at least not to my knowledge. Try borrowing a USB Floppy Drive, if your motherboard is a relatively recent one then it should recognize it as a boot device.
- Remove the overclock on your GPU. Reset it to factory settings.
- Check your IRQ assignments. Conflicting hardware can cause extensive BSOD'ing and general instability. As an extension of this, enter the BIOS and make sure that PnP compatibility mode is enabled. Out of curiosity, have you added any new hardware over the last few weeks or so?
- The HT speed (since Athlon 64s do not have an FSB, this is what determines the speed of the memory link) should be either 600/800/1000mhz, the latter being the preferable option - dependant of motherboard support, of course.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
HT speeds are based on a core reference clock (the same one used to determine your CPU's speed) and what's usually referred to as the LDT multiplier, which usually ranges from 1x-5x. The most modern A64 platforms operate at 5x200MHz, or 1000MHz HT. The 714MHz Rob is experiencing is the result of a 3x LDT and a 238MHz core clock. Interestingly, the AiBooster app shows a 238MHz core and a 4x LDT (the 950MHz figure that it's reporting as the FSB). Red flag there.
Rob~ When this BSOD showed up, were you still running at your new, higher clock (2.6GHz)? That screen looks like a CPU error, not a memory propblem. Have you reset everything to their previous levels and tested it all again?
Revenge was here.
14th December 2004
I had that problem (part of it) with my old Shuttle SN25P and my Corsair XMS. It was after I lowered my timings fairly significantly, but went away after I returned the settings to normal. Memtest can be run from a USB memory stick or a CD if you have a burner... I would do that.
A problem similar to this in the SN25P was blamed on bad SATA cables awhile ago. You could try replacing those?