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  1. My 80gb PATA drive keeps shutting down randomly while using the computer, or yet while I leave it alone using p2p (I know when I come back, because I watch the event viewer and, though there's not any specific event to be found, a "microsoft windows bleh bleh start up process bleh bleh" event appears, so I know the puter restarted itself) This kept on hapenning to me while using windows 2k3 server, and now that I switched back to XP SP2 (last night...), with all and the freshly installed darn thing the disk keeps randomly shutting down on me and the puter restarts if I try to access it. Anybody has or had the same problem? My maxtor (yet refurbished) sata drive is not doing this. Last thing I did this morning was to rereoute the cables a bit so the pata gets a "good" rounded one and the opticals take the originally packed one with the MB, I left a molex power cable which was shared with a fan alone and am now using one of those braided molexs that come with my psu just for this drive alone... But I couldn't test anything as I did it on a 10 minute rush before having to come to work, and I couldn't even leave the puter on cos as soon as I tried I heard the sound of a rattling fan (means: I left something inside there touching the fan and had no time to reopen the thing and try again, I had already squeezed the last minute before I had to rush out for the bus ) I've been browsing the net, searching through this forum and nforcershq's also, and the only thing I could find is that this was a problem for many on the nforce2 era, but nothing related to nforce 4 amd so far. Any comments will be appreciated PS: Sorry for my bad english, been quite a while since I don't actively practise it.
  2. In CMOS reloaded section, just disable the option to backup bios configuration on succesfull post When it's on, everytime you change anything on the bios it will attempt to make a backup as soon as the POST process ends.
  3. If you don't what your bios is and you have bought this motherboard as a new one, I guess the best advice to start with is flashing a new bios version. 0623 goes well for most people as 0510 did. The clue is about how you set your timings, I had the same problem when I bought this machine and took me some days to get past 200mhz, it gets a bit tricky. There are many guides on this forum which should help you setting them up. Once you flash to 0623, try timings like these: 2.5-3-3-8 260mhz htt / 1:1 (no mem divider) trc 10 trfc 14 trrd 2 twtr 2 trwd 2 twcl 1 interleaving enabled tref 2064 dqs options @ auto drive / data strength @auto max async latency @8ns read preamble time @5.5ns or 5 idle cycle timer 128 to start with but you should be able to hit 16 - 32 at 260mhz dynamic counter enabled bypass max 7x r/w q bypass 16x cpc enabled 2.7 or 2.8v Using dimms 1-3 / 2-4 on bioses 0623 should be more or less like the same (2-4 seems a bit better for my setup, but I'm not sure if that was just a psychological difference or they were exactly the same ) But what usually is NOT the same, is to switch the modules around. It's like there's "a master dimm" and "a slave one", something not logical being said like I did, but for many it makes a difference (including myself, I just tested that out for the pure sake of curiosity and the difference on overclocking possibilities was a rather wide one comparing the 2 distinct setups") Good luck on your ocing trip
  4. No, that shouldn't happen unless you're using half multipliers. 290HTT @5/6 divider should always yield 242mhz (ddr 484)
  5. I'm using dimms 1+3 on ocz plat r2 tccds and got the same results as if they were running on 2+4. 320mhz (ddr640) 2.5-4-4 (not very stable) or 310 @2.5-3-3 (won't even get super PI 1m done, as for what I can see it's a heat problem because I can't even boot at 2.8v that speed but lowering to 2.6v windows boots allright but there are crashes everywhere ) btw, I'm using 0704-2bt bios (this does matter, as for anything before 0623 I think the support for dual bank is just limited to 2+4)
  6. brand new, monster like, kilowatt PSU from enermax, so he looked back and forth and said
  7. those are supposed to cause less interference by using a wider frequency bandwidth than the necessary one just to pass through the FM pulses across the motherboard's lines on those peripherals. it's a method mostly used in CDMA phones but also used very frequently to prevent information sent via FM transmissions from being jammed More info
  8. ...and beeped three times indicating some memory error. AG opened up his brain case to search for the dimms which were nowhere to be seen Hey CPU Killah, ┬┐where the hell are those dimms? He has no memory installed! This is a mess!!! Then they rushed on the AG Mobile to a place where they could fix it: "AG, take DFI Street on the next left and park on the yellow slotts before the "high vdimm warning" But before they could even take DFI street something happened...
  9. mobile... They had to get the certainty that Exoride was not overclocked and had the EHS (Ear Heat Sink) properly mounted. He was wearing a TT Frankenstain Hollow Monster III EHS which was even worse than the stock one, so they had to....
  10. by Abit fanboys!!! They messed up with Exoride's TREF and set it to 0 cycles so now he can't refresh anything right in his mind. He desperately needs a flash... "no, not a flashlight!" told AG to Cpu Killah he needs a... BIOS FLASH (music from Back to the future sounding here) Thnuder and storm could be seen behind AG's left hand holding a bios savior in a daring way and a diabolic laugh was heard all over the place. Then...
  11. as for me, 1280x960 + all eye candy on including fsaa + aniso... is a no go frame rates are allright when the thing is not swapping out to the hdd, the problem is that not only it does swap, it does several times every minute and I can't play at all. I've started a fresh XP install on another partition just to see what's eating up memory and how much besides things that task manager shows. Fresh install: windows is eating up 42mb of ram only. Just nforce drivers installed. Catalyst 5.7. NO CCC installed... Not even the good old CP installed... all of a sudden, windows starts up eating up almost 100mb. more than 50mb just for the plain driver... pfff... seems manufacturers really think memory is for free so they don't care about it at all.
  12. I don't think that's Exoride... He'd better have a well formed and complete signature if he doesn't want to be blasted off... In a really loud voice he shout: "TELL ME YOUR BIOS VERSION AND PSU BRAND NAME. YOU GOT 5 SECONDS BEFORE I BLAST YOU OFF" And the answer was...
  13. I don't really know We should ask Oskar Wu about that
  14. Worm: some facts. 32bit = 4gb max adressable physical memory. So if any application needs more than 512mb, it'll use it. In 32 bit apps there's no 512mb limit as you say. Try heavy renders on 3ds max or... better. Try multitasking some heavy apps and then you'll see... swap file activity. Just turn that feature off and your pc will say it has no more available resources and that's it. More memory warrants less swapping needed. Every app needs its memory space to be continuous, not fragmented. The kernel uses file swapping to keep unused chunks of data off physical memory so it's not completely filled up and it can fool an app to think that the phys memory it is running on plus the space on the swap file [which is not for making your system behave as it had more memory but keep at most a full copy of ram contents + overhead (that's where the 1.5 times physical ram comes from) there] The more memory you have, the less need for swapping at all times as there's plenty of ram to feed running apps. In those benchmarks you linked, it clearly states: So that is contradicting what you say... AND, this benchmark does't test battlefield 2 which is quite memory hungry (my gb is not enough for it to stop the swapping when I use higher detail settings, which in computation power terms my machine should be able to handle acceptably) That benchmark even doesn't test the combined use of several memory hungry apps that can be needed in certain environments It all depends on what you use your machine for most of the time and sizing it according to those applications' requirements. For app devolepment with complex graphics you not only need several IDEs open but graphic manipulation stuff, too, and you better bet that there the "diminishing returns" thougt applicable to the memory limit in situations like that are not as straight forward as that little test can show digital video processing? those are disk / memory / cpu intensive apps. And if you don't want to add hours of work you'd better be sure that your disks don't need to go to a swapping file often or access times will not be any good. For better reviews and comments you'd better refer to serious sites like arstechnica or xbitlabs. Just go to any website that has the word "game" somewhere and you bet you shouldn't trust anything they say but about gaming stuff. Let the conscious minded and methodical ones do the heavy reasearching (anandtech and tom's hardware can't be included as part of that kind) By the way, I checked the link you left... http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en It says this: what does this suggest you? As for me, I can't find there anything not related to a multiuser environment, unless in that text "user" means something like "memory pool" or "application"
  15. Just as a side note... I wouldn't use xp 64 for anything other than testing in a different partition and/or virtual machine. As a main OS, I'd advice you to rather stay on the standard XP. The performance gain is almost non existant and the supporting apps are still very few
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