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    DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 bit x2 Dual Core Processor +4400 Processor
    Northbridge Heatsink
    GeFORCE 7800 GTX Graphics Card (PCI EXPRESS, 256MB)
    Geil 4GB RAM (x4 1GB PC3200 DDR400)
    SONY Double Layer DVD R/RW DRU-700A
    Scythe Ninja Heatsink
    Greenerger SSN Technology Design Power Supply Unit 450W
    Hard Drive
  1. Hello! As promised here is an update: All seems to be well with my PC...so far. I have attached the reading from HWmonitor, please could you have a quick look and see what I can do to improve my system? Paul_s_HWMonitor_results.txt I found a program called SMARTGUARDIAN which measures current Temperatures. My PC has been on for about 3-4 hours now, I got a BSOD but it was because of a NVidia driver so resolved that one quickly. SMARTGUARDIAN Says: System=32oC Chipset=43oC CPU=45oC OCCT seems to show me the same readings. HWMonitor shows the GeForce 7800GTX GPU Core Temperature as 63oC - I find this strange because the Graphic Card still has the original fan on it - is this level too high? Also the rest of the components are about 20-30oC cooler (!?) HWMonitor also shows the new SATA HDD that Winodws is on, as 45oC. I need to get the noise back down. Are there any silent PSUs that I can look into getting that will work brilliantly on my motherboard? Also I need to get some very quiet case.component fans - which ones would you recommend? - or would you recommend getting a new case rather than fans? - if so can you point me out to the best noiseless and coolest cases you would recommend? My attention also turns to my old drive that corrupted. Can I do anything to bring it back to life? (Perhaps even restore some files from it? WhenI plug it in to my lattop as a USB, the laptop recognises it (after a while) then it instructs me to format it. I cant explore it. I tried to do the format in Windows XP while it was in the USB enclosure, but I cancelled it as it was taking a while & there was no progress bar, so I will have to try again. But what else can I do if this is unsuccessful? Thank you so much for your help all, I dont know what I would have done without your help! Many thanks. Paul
  2. Puck, Crazy_Nate, ReelFiles - you are very helpful - thank you for helping me out. OK this is what I have done. To avoid spending money on new hardware, I have dug out my older PSU and replaced the fanless one. I have now a EZ Cool 'Super Silent' 600W ATX-600 JSP installed. (unfortunately not so silent but never mind) Following advice from ReelFiles, I decided to move my backup files from a 'backup' 250GB WD SATAII drive (that I had in a USB enclosure), onto another USB backup drive, and I formatted the SATAII drive and installed vista for a nice clean install. The installation went without hitch (Wohoo). I will now monitor my PC to see if it freezes on first boot up (or any boot ups for that matter) and let you guys know - it's the least I can do for your help. My updated specs are: DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard AMD Athlon 64 bit x2 Dual Core Processor +4400 Processor Northbridge Heatsink GeFORCE 7800 GTX Graphics Card (PCI EXPRESS, 256MB) Geil 4GB RAM (x4 1GB PC3200 DDR400) SONY Double Layer DVD R/RW DRU-700A Scythe Ninja Heatsink EZ Cool 'Super Silent' 600W ATX-600 JSP Hard Drive - Western Digital
  3. Hi I need to expert advice... My PC is very unstable but I just dont know what the reason could be. My PC seems to have a daily freeze schedule but this time it corrupted my hard drive totally. I need to prevent this happening when I purchase a new hard drive so I need to understand the cause of the problem. I built my PC myself but have been experiencing the same problem ever since day 1...can anyone help? MY PC SPEC: [*]DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard [*]AMD Athlon 64 bit x2 Dual Core Processor +4400 Processor [*]Northbridge Heatsink [*]GeFORCE 7800 GTX Graphics Card (PCI EXPRESS, 256MB) [*]Geil 4GB RAM (x4 1GB PC3200 DDR400) [*]SONY Double Layer DVD R/RW DRU-700A [*]Scythe Ninja Heatsink [*]Greenerger SSN Technology Design Power Supply Unit 450W [*]Hard Drive
  4. I now understand the PSU could be a major cause of this problem and will check this-thanks everyone. Also, could cooling contribute to this problem as well? I made my PC vitually fanless (to silence it) but the PC is used in a fairly warm room so I am sure that the components are not as cool as they could/should be. Wevsspot, can you clarify further on the 'system instability' that you say you would suspect? What do you mean by this and what checks would you do? Thanks for your help - I dont want to ruin another HDD (!)
  5. Unfortunately I cannot test my PC until I buy a new hard drive and get my PC going again. I ran a Memtest when I first built it - as far as I remember the results came back without errors. I have never heard of an Orthos stress test though. I am sure there has got to be another reason for the freeze though, just because it works fine after a second boot-up and goes without freezing until I switch it off. The hard drive that the freeze corrupted was a Maxtor 120GB ATA 16C, and I purchased it about 7 years ago - can the old hard drive be contributing to this crash? (Is 7 years old for a HDD?)
  6. Hmmm...I have an old 600W PSU that I could try. Thinking about it, if my PSU is not powerful enough then why, after a second boot-up does my PC does not freeze again and runs normally (!?) Is this a typical PSU symptom?
  7. Thanks for helping out...the power rating of my power supply unit is 450W...
  8. Hi - My PC is unstable and I need help, because of this my hard drive corrupted after a freeze. I need to prevent this happening when I purchase a new hard drive and to understand the cause of the problem. I built my PC myself but have been experiencing the same problem ever since day 1. MY PC SPEC: - DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard - AMD Athlon 64 bit x2 Dual Core Processor +4400 Processor - Northbridge Heatsink - GeFORCE 7800 GTX Graphics Card (PCI EXPRESS, 256MB) - Geil 4GB RAM (x4 1GB PC3200 DDR400) - SONY Double Layer DVD R/RW DRU-700A - Scythe Ninja Heatsink - Greenerger SSN Technology Design Power Supply Unit - Hard Drive – Maxtor drive just corrupted - I will be purchasing new IDE HDD... - Operating System - Vista Problem: When I switch my PC on and get into Windows the PC runs absolutely fine for a period of 5-10 minutes then it freezes. It happens in both XP and Vista. This freeze halts my mouse completely, I cannot use the keyboard (and if sound is playing it cuts the sound to one long never ending sound). The only way to restore the system is to reboot via the reset or on/off button on the front of the computer case. When I reboot, just after the option to get into the BIOS, a DOS style message appears which says that the PC did not shut down properly then it counts down from 30 seconds before it loads Windows up again. After the second boot-up the system runs perfectly and will not freeze again until I leave the PC off for a long time and the components cool down again. If I shut the PC down over night and turn it on the next day the PC again will follow this pattern – boot up, freeze, I will re-boot and then it is fine. The components of my PC were so loud I took steps to reduce the noise, im sure you appreciate that it was driving me nuts. I bought a fanless heat sink and a fanless Northbridge heat sink and installed them. The case has no fans and the Power Supply Unit has a large loud fan pointing onto the Motherboard and Graphics Card which is adjustable – I normally leave this off as it is loud too. I want to just emphasise that this problem was happening even when the case/processor/power supply fans were working at a maximum speed previously so I do not think this problem is because of cooling, although the freeze always happens after a cold first bootup. Recently it froze again and during the second bootup a DOS message appeared saying A disk error occurred, Press Ctrl, Alt and Delete. I put this drive into a USB enclose to try to save files and move them onto a laptop but even though it recognised the drive, the laptop could not ‘explore’ the drive and asked me to format the drive. My problem is not the drive (it was old anyway and I will replace it)... it is what causes these random freezes? Any analysis on this problem is appreciated - I am at my wits end! Thankyou Paul
  9. Hi - My PC is unstable and I need help, because of this my hard drive corrupted after a freeze. I need to prevent this happening when I purchase a new hard drive and to understand the cause of the problem. I built my PC myself but have been experiencing the same problem ever since day 1. MY PC SPEC: DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard AMD Athlon 64 bit x2 Dual Core Processor +4400 Processor Northbridge Heatsink GeFORCE 7800 GTX Graphics Card (PCI EXPRESS, 256MB) Geil 4GB RAM (x4 1GB PC3200 DDR400) SONY Double Layer DVD R/RW DRU-700A Scythe Ninja Heatsink Greenerger SSN Technology Design Power Supply Unit Hard Drive – Maxtor drive just corrupted - I will be purchasing new IDE HDD... Operating System - Vista Problem: When I switch my PC on and get into Windows the PC runs absolutely fine for a period of 5-10 minutes then it freezes. It happens in both XP and Vista. This freeze halts my mouse completely, I cannot use the keyboard (and if sound is playing it cuts the sound to one long never ending sound). The only way to restore the system is to reboot via the reset or on/off button on the front of the computer case. When I reboot, just after the option to get into the BIOS, a DOS style message appears which says that the PC did not shut down properly then it counts down from 30 seconds before it loads Windows up again. After the second boot-up the system runs perfectly and will not freeze again until I leave the PC off for a long time and the components cool down again. If I shut the PC down over night and turn it on the next day the PC again will follow this pattern – boot up, freeze, I will re-boot and then it is fine. The components of my PC were so loud I took steps to reduce the noise, im sure you appreciate that it was driving me nuts. I bought a fanless heat sink and a fanless Northbridge heat sink and installed them. The case has no fans and the Power Supply Unit has a large loud fan pointing onto the Motherboard and Graphics Card which is adjustable – I normally leave this off as it is loud too. I want to just emphasise that this problem was happening even when the case/processor/power supply fans were working at a maximum speed previously so I do not think this problem is because of cooling, although the freeze always happens after a cold first bootup. Recently it froze again and during the second bootup a DOS message appeared saying A disk error occurred, Press Ctrl, Alt and Delete. I put this drive into a USB enclose to try to save files and move them onto a laptop but even though it recognised the drive, the laptop could not ‘explore’ the drive and asked me to format the drive. My problem is not the drive (it was old anyway and I will replace it)... it is what causes these random freezes? Any analysis on this problem is appreciated - I am at my wits end! Thankyou Paul
  10. What is this onboard chip you talk of please???
  11. Hey I get the EXACTLY same thing!!!! How did you fix your pc???? Im using Geil 1GB Memory - (I have 4 sticks) Tried eachone seperately in the different slots but no go!!! They are about 6 months old!!!! http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.a...59&GroupID=1116 How can I make my PC go please!!! Thanks!
  12. Today I have taken my CPU to the shop to check for me early next week and Im getting charged £25 for this!! Daylight robbery. Unfortunately I dont know anyone with a socket 939 board!! Anyway, if the cpu is faulty at least i will know and i will buy a dual core, if it is not i have negotiated to give an extra £20 to check the rest of my rig. Makes me so irate!! By the way I was thinking of getting a dual core 4400 (2.2 Ghz) but is there much difference to the dual core 4600 (2.4Ghz)? Is it worth spending the extra £100 and Would I notice the difference?
  13. But thats my point - as the mobo is stuck on 4 red leds i would imagine that the bios cannot detect the cpu? Yes I have the mobo in the case. I have 4 sticks of DDR tried, each one seperately by itself. I think i'll take my CPU to a local shop in Swindon and ask them really really politely if they can check it quickly for free. Then i'll consider my the bridge idea!!!
  14. I have just tried my 500w EZ Cool PSU and there is no difference. I have tried removing the cmos jumper for 10 minutes, placing it in the other jumber position for 10 minutes and then putting it back to the original position. I have also taken the cmos battery out for 10 minutes as a seperate effort. The mobo manual says that 4 lights is power detected and 3 is CPU detected. When you ladies and gentlemen start your PCs do the lights count down then? e.g 4 then 3 then 2 then 1 then 0? Also when i buy a new cpu do you need to apply heatsink compound on it? If so how much? Im using the ninja cpu cooler and fanless. If I was to buy a 4600 dual core, would the ninja be ok? As the mobo is hangining on 4 does it not suggest that it cannot detect the CPU?? I just want to make sure before i splash out £300-£400 on a dual core. Sorry about the questions, I have been so unlucky the last 2 months when it comes to my pc. I am thinking of throwing it over a bridge! Thanks for your help
  15. I havnt used the system before adding the card. I RMA'd my previous MSI mobo and got this one in exchange. I am having the same problems as with my previous mobo, which makes me believe its the cpu because the problem is still the same and its the only thing i havnt changed. I honestly dont think it is the psu - i will change it over today with my previous one - i hope you prove me wrong!
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