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ganders75

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  1. You're going from single to dual core, so i'd probably: * uninstall the existing processor in Device Mgr, then ... * shutdown, switch processors, load optimised (maybe after CMOS clear if problems) and then enter your settings... * fire up windows and install the dual core driver (and hotfix etc)... then reboot and i think you'll be good to go... Right, all that said, i've got an opty 144 and an x2 4400 - whenever i'm changing between them i always rebuild windoze anyways... just a good chance for a clean start...
  2. You are running Memtest to test your settings, not just to ensure that the memory isn't defective. Did you follow the build guide posted here as a sticky? Even if you have built machines before, this info has helped countless people get up and running successfully. Most importantly, you should never attempt to install the OS until you are sure your machine is at least Memtest stable. Run 10+ tests of test 5 and 8, and then leave Memtest running overnight (8hrs+). It should still be running in the morning - and there should be no errors showing... Once that is done, you'll probably have to hose your OS partition and reinstall from scratch - it sounds like something has been messed up. One other question - what make/model is your PSU?
  3. I'd suggest your PSU is way underpowered for running a dual core... As posted above, get yourself one off the recommeded list, they are known and proven performers...
  4. As tasr says, this definately sounds like a PSU issue. You loads at idle aren't really that useful in determining overall stability - in the same way that a system can be MemTest stable, but not windows stable... i'd suggest before you RMA anything you get hold of another PSU from the recommended guide (either from a friend, or get your local store to help you out) and test it out.
  5. Although there are 4 rails, each rail on your PSU only pushes 18 amps. How have you configured your power connections?
  6. Yeah, if you're using the system when it is that unstable - it will hose your OS eventually. You're just going to cause yourself more pain until you have another PSU you can swap in to try it out... Do you still have the problem when you back off your overclock to stock?
  7. Please create a full sig as per the rules. We cannot help without full information on your system...
  8. Things that jump immediately to mind: a. Maybe PSU is going bad? b. Run SeaTools over your drives - maybe one is bad?
  9. Yep. This is a known issue with windoze that they have never bothered fixing. Unplug your IDE drives and the other stuff you don't need. Install windoze onto the drive. Then you can plug in the rest of the drives and stuff...
  10. WinRar will open an ISO file and allow you to extract it. Is your system MemTest stable? You should be able to pass MemTest tests 5+8 for 10+ passes and then 12hrs+ overnight. Are you following the build guide posted on this site? Even if you've built machines before, you should read it and follow it. It has saved many, many people many, many hours of pain and frustration... EDIT: Also, you shouldn't really be attempting to install windows on an overclocked machine. If you've OC'd it - bringing it back to stock before attempting to install windows is always a safer plan...
  11. Nice one - and about time they were recognised too! I've been harping on about how good my sticks are for ages!! Getting some support on here for others is definately the way forward!!
  12. You should run MemTest after you make any memory related changes to test that the sticks are at least MemTest stable. You should also check them using Prime95 to ensure that your system is stable in Windows. Try sharps settings above - 4 sticks put alot more stress on the memory controller than 2 so you may need to back them off a little to get them stable... especially if you intend to overclock.
  13. Those temps sound pretty hot - i run mine with the side off most of the time and they aren't anywhere near that... Maybe the heatsink on your stock cooler isn't seated correctly, or has come loose? One other big factor though - what's your ambient/room temp?
  14. You can either back off the FSB so that you run the faster sticks back at DDR400 - which will also mean you can tighten up alot of the SPD timings... or you can run them at their rated speed (DDR500, or whatever) and modify your multiplier to still give you a stable stock speed. You should always be sure you're stable at stock speeds before attempting to OC - otherwise you're just asking for trouble later on... Oh, and a second for the OC guide - it's one of the great references for overclocking available anywhere...
  15. I'd also suggest testing the rails on your PSU with a DMM. It may be that it is starting to go - in which case you should change it out ASAP as they are fairly notorious for taking out other parts when they really let go...
  16. Not sure if this is the thread you were after - but it is a good read and will explain most of this stuff for you anyways... http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57133
  17. Well, i read through this whole thing - and i have to agree with rgone and wevsspot... I run the Fortron FX600 and the only problems I have ever had were due to my own stupidity. I connected it all up without really thinking about what i was doing - it turns out I was loading one of the rails with most of the components in my system - and funnily enough it didn't really like that! ;o) I can't recommend them enough...
  18. You'll be putting alot more load onto the memory controller - which is obviously part of your x2, not on the motherboard. now I have to admit, i'm only 90% sure - but I think all s939 chips require 2t command rate to run 4 sticks...
  19. I also think you need to think about a better PSU. You should really be considering something off the recommended list...
  20. Congrats ;o) One thought - did you follow the build guide? I guess you're up and running, so no point going back now ;o) but you should make sure that you run MemTest86+ from the BIOS - usually before you attempt to install the OS. If you aren't Memtest stable you may have corrupted some of the install files - which will lead to problems later on...
  21. Your PSU is underpowered for your rig. Do a search on here - and you'll see this is fairly common behaviour for a poor quality PSU attempting to drive these boards. You really should have one off the Recommended List. See the link in my sig... Also, I think you'll struggle mixing RAM like that - you'll definately have to run it single channel, and you may not be able to get it to run at all...
  22. I'd definately suggest that you use 2x1Gb sticks rather than 4x512. You'll have to run 2t with 4 sticks, and it puts a much greater load on the memory controller... Anywyas, can't really comment on others - but I'd definately recommend my Mushkins to anyone. If you're interested - you can get more info for settings, etc from the link in my sig.
  23. Just a quick note: thermaltake is not on the recommended list. You'd be much better off sending back the OCZ and getting another one. These are great PSU's and very few people have had issues with them...
  24. Are you running XP SP2? There has been a new "enhancement" added which limits your half open connections to something daft like 10. If you are running P2P software of any kind - you will definately pass this limit - which means your browser has to wait for one of these to expire before it can make a new connection... You'll see loads of Event 4226 errors in the event viewer. If you see them - then that is almost definately your problem. Your options? A: do nothing - it's working like MS want it to... B: fix it - use the Event 4226 patch and set it to something more sensible
  25. Have you run MemTest from the BIOS to be sure your memory is stable? Are you following the build build guide from the sticky?
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