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  1. ok I guess il start from the top. No its running on all stock settings. The other psu and other memory do the exact same thing. to be honest i dont know if i have IRQ conflicts, i could try switching the slot. It started happening probably about 7-8 months ago(I know im lazy) but at first it wasn't bad, it would just take like one restart if at all. And it just got worse until now. I will be rebuilding the whole thing in a few days when i get a copy of vista, a new case, and new HD. I can always get into the bios, it just restarts during the windows loading screen, which made me think it was either the hard drive, or the installation itself
  2. no, it runs perfectly fine after its actually started, I have done memtest however and it passes fine.
  3. I posted this a while ago but I haven't had time to address the problem because of time until now. Basically here is the story in a nutshell. The rig in my sig has been having issues cold booting, sometimes even being off for a few minutes. When I turn it on it will get to the loading screen and make 1-3 passes on the bar before I get a BSoD. Then it immediately restarts itself and gets to the screen where it says windows did not start properly, blah blah, then it has the four options of starting. It will do this for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour before it finally starts. Due to this I usually just keep the damn thing on. I have tried 2 different power supplies and 2 different sets of RAM. I really can't figure out what could be causing it. I am ordering a copy of Vista, a new case, and a HD probably tomorrow sometime and I figured I would ask for advice before I spent more money on a new mobo. Sorry for the long post but I tried to make sure I covered everything.
  4. ok nvm about the error loading windows, i fixed that and now im back to square one. My initial thought on one of the memory sticks now proves to be false, it does the same thing with either of them, using the orange closest to the edge. Is there anything i can test before i just rma the memory, im not a fan of just shipping it out before im positive thats whats going on.
  5. hmm now some really goofy stuff is going on. after reading that post i decided to try one stick of memory to see what would happen, with one stick it just beeps abnoxiously and doesnt really do anything, which tells me that stick is not working right. When I tried the other stick, it gets to the part right before the loading screen and i get a "Error loading the operating system" which never happened before. Usually it started loading and would just bsod and restart. And then i put both sticks in and i get the same error, i dont think i changed any other settings and im not sure why its doing this now but i think its safe to say one of my sticks is not working properly.
  6. I have tried my rig with another antec psu I have laying around and it does the same thing either way. Do you think i would just have to RMA my memory then?
  7. so basically for a while whenever i have my comp off for more than an hour it had issues starting. so i just never turned it off as a rule of thumb, i know bad idea. once i get it running it can restart no problem. Heres what happens, the loading bar to windows goes about half way, then i get BSOD and it restarts to the screen where it lets you pick between safe mode and last known configuration. So it usually takes 5-6 cycles for it to finally boot. however when i brought my comp home from college it just wont load, it has been going at it for about an hour. Ive messed around with voltages and reset cmos and what not but nothing seems to work, i am almost thinking my HD is going. Any suggestions?
  8. A little update, my friend just got a new PSU in the mail today so I had him bring it over to test it my in comp, and it does the exact same thing. Im almost positive now that my motherboard is shot. Whats steps should I take to getting it replaced?
  9. well from what i saw he checked all the rails with a dmm, is there some way i could test it to check if it is the ps? when i try the long cmos clear i still get the same thing, im holding down the insert key, plug it in and try to turn it on, all i get is the initial flicker then nothing.
  10. Alright, well I'm just going to let it sit for a while I guess, if the 24 hour reset doesnt work, my mobo is shot? Then what are my options. If it means a 2 week long process I might as well just buy a new one.
  11. Yes, it is currently built outside of my case. I tried each stick of RAM seperatly, and followed th guide that you linked. Still won't post, all i get is an initial flicker then nothing.
  12. I just took my PSU to my local PC shop and it checks out fine, i didnt have a DMM handy. The only thing i can think of is MB and CPU. How would I go about checking which one it is?
  13. I was actually in the process of this when I was posting. I let it sit about 5 minutes or so, and again all I get is a flicker of all the lights and the fan spins for just a second, then nothing. It wont flicker again unless I unplug and plug it back it. I also noted a smell that kind of smelled like new computer, if you know what I mean, but there was definitly a different odor when it happened
  14. Well I just got home from school, booted up comp and started checking email. Ten minutes later, all of the sudden it just went down. Still had power to monitor so i know i didnt unplug it. I unpulgged it and reset cmos for a few minutes, plugged it back in and pushed the power button, all i get is a flash of blue light from my fan then nothing. I think my PS might have taken a crap on me. Both of the orange test lights are on, and I can only get the lights to flicker the first time i try to start it after I unplug/plug it back in. Any suggestions?
  15. yea thats basically what happens, its really weird becuase today it started up first try but yesterday it restarted at leas 6 times. Im getting 2 gigs of platinum on friday so il be able to retweak all my settings again. If im still having problems with new RAM/volts il re post, thanks for the help
  16. i get it when the process bar goes by about 3-4 times. Prime 95 ran about 5 hours.
  17. This has been a problem, not a big problem, but a problem nonetheless. Whenever i turn my computer off for more that 8 hours or so and go to turn it back on, it BSOD's. then after 2-7 BSOD's it boots fine. The only way i can describe it is like warming up a car during the winter. In windows is no problem at all. I just thought it was a little strange.
  18. no i didnt remember too. My system seems to be running fine now that i plugged the last power to the mobo, i have to do some game testing tomorrow, now i have to write a spanish paper.... Idk what to tell you about BF1942 either, but my old computer used to hate BF2, and that comp wasnt that bad. imo EA games a just glitchy. I am also trying my UTT BH-5 OCZ's in the yellow slots to see if it improves. Hell at least i can still pull a 9100 on 3dmark05 without crashing
  19. yea i got a GTX and it is plugged in, doesnt it beep really loud if it isn't? at least my 6800 did.
  20. yea i have both the hotfix and the drivers installed and i have tried setting affinity, doesnt seem to do any good. Angry, the 12v/5v connection below the CPU doesnt have anything to do with stability?
  21. i definitly second that OCZ powerstream 520, she is a beast
  22. this may sound sill but i did it myself, make sure you have all four power connecters plugged into the mobo like here http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20832
  23. Ok i think i may have found the problem... i feel really stupid. I just realized i didnt plug in the floppy dongle to the mb. I suppose thats why my comp was freaking out on high loads? Well im going to do some testing, if anyone else has any other suggestions that would b great
  24. I just built my new rig about 2 weeks ago and have been struggling trying to get everything to run smoothly. Its rather frustrating because I have tried just about everything in the forums. Here is what ive done so far: Installed hotfix, latest BIOS, latest official drivers, AMD DC patch. I had it overclocked to 240 x 11 and the problem is consistent from any clock, cpu or GPU. Something has got to be wrong here. All my games run mediocre, every 3 minutes or so skipping a frame or two. Sometimes even a BSOD or CTD, it changes everytime. I just cannot figure out what to do, i thought maybe it was my sound card, perhaps i should try putting in the Kar audio? Any help is appreciated greatly.
  25. i run mine at 500 usually, it ran at 535 but not for long on a full load, screen started flashing with alot of artifacts. I do not recommend trying to do above 525 on stock. although the thing can run F.E.A.R. no problem on Max stock. its not really necessary to go above 510 imo. Although i am picking up a new water cooling system in the near future and thinking about getting th NV78 from DD. But i still wanna get the storm for my cpu.
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