Hardware Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mikcannon, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Mikcannon

    Mikcannon Master Guru

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    Hello people.
    My rig is constantly giving blue screen memory dumps and random reboots and freeze-ups.
    I was about to throw out my SLI 8800GTX water cooled stuff, when my in game sound dropped a lot and sounded as if I had my hands over my ears.
    I had removed one GPU before the sound glitch but the problem was still there.
    I had been thinking :- Bad GPU, then Bad Motherboard, now I'm wondering if my sound card can do this.
    I have the Soundmax discrete card that came with the Asus Crosshair.
    If anybody can give some hints, I'd appreciate it.
    Regards from Mikcannon.
     
  2. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Refer to your AMD CPU post. It's most likely 'cuz your board doesn't support your CPU..

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  3. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    If your board is the original nForce 590 SLI based Asus Crosshair, you've more than likely damaged the PhenomII processor you have installed.
     
  4. Mikcannon

    Mikcannon Master Guru

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    The board has been running fine for the last 6 or 8 months with the Phenom.
    And there are many ASUS Crosshair boards with the 940 in that are running fine.
    But for all the newer Crosshair boards, does anyone have one that has a 940 in it?
     

  5. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    It's not officially supported, that means it's a "USE AT YOUR OWN RISK" situation. Maybe it's really electrically not capable of running on your motherboard and you may have damaged either the motherboard or the CPU itself for forcing it to run a Phenom II processor.

    My board doesn't support my CPU either, but it has preliminary support for Phenom II since it runs a tri-core version of my CPU so I took a chance but if my board fails, it's my fault.

    I recommend getting a board that works with your CPU.

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  6. Mikcannon

    Mikcannon Master Guru

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    Thanks for your input.
    I'm looking to replace the MoBo then. Do any of you have an opinion on the MSI K9N2 Diamond or the ASUS M4N82 Deluxe?
    I ask because there is hardly anything to Support SLI with nVidia systems.

    Edit: Just found a price for Corsair DDR3 XMS $71-70, and an ASUS M4N98TD EVO for $154.
    That is better than $240 for the M4N82 Deluxe.
    Again, I ask give me your opinions please.
    Regards from Mikcannon.
     
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  7. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    The M4N98TD is a great board. However, you need to note that the Phenom II 940 doesn't support DDR3 CPUs (I made a stupid mistake on your other thread, my bad).

    Another note to consider is that NVIDIA has halted all chipset development and there will not be any new chipsets from NVIDIA in the future. That means the NVIDIA chipsets will not support SATAIII, USB3 and PCIe 3 natively in the future.

    deltatux
     
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  8. Mikcannon

    Mikcannon Master Guru

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    Inna Corner?

    :bang: I guess I've slid into a corner then. No updates ... No money ... No joy!
    Oh wait. Should I buy the ASUS M4N82 Deluxe if it is still available?
    It may keep me gaming for a while.
    Thanks deltatux. You are definitely helping me with your opinions atm.
     
  9. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    yes u can, that's a great board to use. Go for it if there's remaining stock.

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  10. Mikcannon

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    Sorry to drag this out but the vendor has been advertising an MSI K9N2 Diamond for $139.
    It may be as good? Maybe?
     

  11. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Personally I won't get MSI boards, but if you have no other choice they're not too bad.

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  12. Mikcannon

    Mikcannon Master Guru

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    Thanks deltatux
     
  13. CoreyPL

    CoreyPL Master Guru

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    MSI board should be good. Personally I had problems with ASUS and MSI boards, so I don't have favorite brand. But ASUS mobos seems to be a little higher quality.

    If I were you I wouldn't spend any more $$ than you really must, because you are investing in old tech with no possible upgrade for future CPUs or memory. So get the cheaper one :) Just be sure it's your mobo fault.
     
  14. Mikcannon

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    I cant get those boards. No more supply.

    I have to get an Asus M4N98TD evo. $154. And an AMD Phenom11 X4 970BE.
    These 2 are compatible, but I have to check the DDR3 Ram for compatibilty and price.
    It turns out this is the only way I can go that fits my budget. Well it doesn't really fit, but when you get to 64 you have to have a few busted seams.
    Thanks again.
     
  15. CoreyPL

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    I would do this differently. I would sold those 2x8800GTX and bought single ATI6850 or GTX460 1GB. Or even ATI6870 if you have the cash. Performance should be on par with 2x8800GTX plus no SLI issues. That way you could buy cheaper mobo with AMD chipset and CF support (if you ever need it) or just buy any AM2+ mobo, as they are pretty cheap those days and leave your CPU and RAM.
     

  16. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    What CoreyPL said lol.

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  17. Mikcannon

    Mikcannon Master Guru

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    Ordered M4N98TD and Phenon 965BE + 4gb Corsair. $414au.

    Put AM2 4800 cpu in old rig and games play uncrashing but low frames.
    The only time it crashes now is when I'm on the internet or on the desktop.
    And sometimes when it is halfway through booting. (bloody computers)
     

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