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Hey, i recently built my first gaming computer and i am having one major problem with it. Ive installed windows, and when i go to play any game ie AOE3, F.E.A.R, Half-Life 2, Battlefield 2, it will play for a while (anywhere between 5-30mins) and then all of a sudden, it will either drop back to the desktop, or it will reboot. I then get a windows error msg that says its recovered for a serious error. When i send the error report into microsoft, it says that its a driver problem. Thats all well and good, but i cant figure out which driver it is. i thought that maybe i have dodgy ram and that has corrupted my install, but i am unsure. I can leave the comp idleing all day, and it will b fine, but as soon as i start to load up the system (by running multiple programs ie 2 DVD Shrinks + Windows Media Player) its reboots, so i also thought that it might be an overheating prob. ANY help would be very much apprieciated.

 

DFI LanParty SLI-DR Expert

AMD 4600+ X2 CPU

1x1Gb RAM

NVidia 7900 GT 512Mb

Samsung 150Gb Harddrive

LG Lightscribe DVD-Ram Drive

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Hello,

 

What power supply do you have?

Do not just say the wattage, also state the manufacturer and model.

 

And your memory, 1 stick of 1GB.

Make/model would help.

 

Did you plug all the power connectors into the board?

- 24pin ATX connector

- 8pin +12v EPS connector

- molex connector near the top PCIe slot.

 

Also the memory if you are using 1 stick, it must be placed in dimm slot 2 (should be orange)

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its a power or bios settings probably...

run memtest and prime95, see if they pass or fail...

it might also be a heating problem.

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What version of the Nvidia Drivers are you running? 7x.xx, 8x.xx, or 91/92?

 

Actually I'll make it simple if your not running 91 or 92 series drivers, thats what your problem is...everything before 91/92 series drivers had issues with X2 CPUs.

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firstly, its a silverstone 560W continueous PSU. My forceware version is 91.47. i have already tested Memtest, i will try Prime95. And i havent even attempted overclocking yet.

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could it maybe b that im running 91.47? When i go to the driver download page on the Nvidia website, i choose graphic drivers -> then should i choose 'Geforce and TNT2' or 'GeForce Go 7 Series' (im running a 7900GT 512Mb)? thanks.

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could it maybe b that im running 91.47? When i go to the driver download page on the Nvidia website, i choose graphic drivers -> then should i choose 'Geforce and TNT2' or 'GeForce Go 7 Series' (im running a 7900GT 512Mb)? thanks.

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Geforce TNT2..and I have yet to experience issues with the 91.47 drivers with any games using an Ultra-D, Expert, or SLI-DR with 7900GT(s), 7950GT(s), and a 7900GTX...I think its either temps or memory instability....

 

Also are you running with the latest patches installed?

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all my games are patched up to date. maybe ill try to replace my ram. i have smart guardian running, and the CPU runs about 34C and the CHIPSET runs at about 48C. maybe ill also graph my temps while i play a games so that i can see how the temp change. i tried swapping my PSU over to a different one, but the same things happened, so its not the PSU.

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Which slot are you placing the ram in? It must be in the orange slot farthest away from the cpu to have it work properly, I have the same board.

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i have gotten sick of mucking around with an expensive comp that has taken my ages to get together. Ive tried everything and have racked everyones brains that i could. in the end, the only thing i can put it down to is dodgy ram. So i went to the sticky on this website that recommends ram, and i bought 2x1Gb sticks of OCZ DDR PC-4000 2GB Dual Channel Platinum XTC RAM (3-3-3-8). hopefully this will solve my problems (the way i figure it, i need to build another comp for my sister when i get the chance, so atleast i have extra ram to play with (if the old ones are ok that is).

 

ps. while i was buying that, i felt rich so i bought a sound blaster X-Fi Platinum Sound card.

 

Once it has been delivered, i will test it all out and will get back to you with the results.

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