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Hi all again, ill get to the point..

 

Today with help i built the system that is in my signature. However all this is new to me (I'm quite a hardware noobie) and im having some teething problems and would appreciate some advice in different matters.

 

Firstly, All my parts were new apart from the chip and GFX. After we put it together it runs like a dream. However, my case has 3 additional fans & when i connect either 3 or just 1 of these addiditonal fans to the power, my system does not boot up. Instead the mobo bleeps continuosly and just as the system should boot into windows it restarts continuosly. That is my first minor problem and just wondered if i dont have enough power or is it not working for a different reason?

 

Next, i play alot of online gaming and look for exceptional FPS rates. I thought this new setup would be the answer to everything (Old mobo only 4x AGP). But in-game i was only hitting 60fps and was expecting around 400. After looking at the ATI control panel i realised the AGP speed was not set. So i set to 8x and continued with the restart (Windows warned it would only change the AGP speed if it thought it was safe to do do). After reboot to my dissapointment the AGP speed was still OFF. So i had a quick look around in the bios and couldnt find anything.

 

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So i ask you, if there is something i am missing. Maybe a bios setting or a mobo driver. (I dont have a mobo driver... which brings me onto my last question..)

 

Finally, do i need any mobo drivers or is there no such thing? :/

 

Thanks for any help, sorry if i went slighlty off-topic.

 

Regards

Shock

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Shock, have you tried the latest Omega drivers for the ATI card? I only use Omega's drivers (not that ATI's cats are bad, i just prefer them).

 

also take a look at these LP875B Bios screens and see if they might help you in some way (this is a 2.4C overclocked to 250FSB so be mindful of memory/FSB settings lol)

 

http://www.angrygames.com/LP875B_bios1.htm

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mm thanks but seems like i spoke 2 soon. Have other problems now such as PC rebootin 10 times b4 it loads up and then when i click on the ADSL application loader everythink freezes and it takes a few minutes to load :/ Ill take a look at some bios screens like u said.

 

And no for gfx i use latest ATI drivers. I had no problems wivvit until im using it with the lanparty which would make me think its a bios setting.. but i dunno which.

 

Its all gone wrong :'(

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Helllo again. Please ignore the above, the problems are just a PSU that is not powerful enough and the wrong AGP speed was down to having no obo driver.

 

BUT, i do have 1 last problem which i hope u can offer guidance with..

 

The ram i used was new. I kept noticing windows sometimes hung and was also sometimes sluggish at startup. So i dloaded MemTest-86 and it came up with about 30 errors before the test even finished. So i swapped the new ram for my old 2x PC2100 256mb and ran MemTest-86 again and it came up with no errors.

 

What i need to know is, could these errors be down to me not setting the correct voltage settings n stuff in bios (If yes how do i find out about that) or is the ram just faulty?

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