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ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 ED / Corrupted

by asanathema / November 18, 2005 6:34 PM PST

First off, this is going to be long, and I appologize for that.

I've been running a basically unmodified Emachines T3025 system. My one main mod was to install two 512mb sticks of PC2700 SDRAM into it. The next was a Lite-on 16X DVD Writer. And finally a ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 256mb AGP card.

The original machine ran Win XP SP1. I stupidly installed SP2 for the firewall software, and began encountering all sorts of errors. Like trying to install bluetooth adapters, Windows would only allow the Windows Bluetooth drivers to be installed, not the adapters, there by rendering the adapter useless.

Main problem.

The blue screen of Windows jacked something up, and is going to tell the user it's a device error.

At first I thought it was related to using a usb cable to wire my Cellphone to the desktop as a modem. But with cable broadband, I don't tether my phone anymore, and still got the error.

The most I could tell was it was related to either my onboard nVidia video card, or just randomly the nVidia soundcard.

The error locks up the computer, telling the user to ignore it, if it's the first time they have ever seen it, or to follow the steps if it's not the first time. Steps include sitting and staring at a screen as a number slowly counts up, then the machine reboots, and you are suppose to hit F8 and go through either last known start up that worked or safe mode to either uninstall new hardware or go about your business as appropriate.

Some days it was related to openning an application like AOL, or Netscape, other times it would occur randomly, and still often it would be a month or two between strikes.

Sometimes it would freeze up the music playing recycling a tad of the song, playing, just a milisecond or so, which got me looking into memory errors, but even with the original Emachines 256mb SDRAM in it, the error popped up.

I finnally went out, got the video card, on Tuesday the 15th, that was just four days ago. Beautiful, no major problems, installed the card, installed the software. Good deal. Thursday night, two days later I had the first system crash again. Frozen audio track. So I thought, okay, maybe I need a new sound card.

Friday night, however made the system crashes look like a nice sunset.

The little lines followed my mouse around, my system lagged, and I rebooted, only to find it didn't go away.

In fact the only way to make them go away was to plug the monitor into the onboard nVidia port.
But I only got this expensive card to resolve a driver conflict and enable me to watch stuff on my TV. So returning the card isn't what I'm really wanting to do.

I'm going to include the problem info that ATI Problem tracker program created. I don't think it tells what type of power supply the system has but it's typically (during the bios check) displaying at 53 *C.

That made me think maybe it just freakishly burnt out the card, but a some times (especially when I enable the TV to display a clone of the desktop) and as just a extended desktop (before I move any windows on the PCs desktop) the display on the TV is fine, no corruption.

Here's the huge list:

======================DISPLAY ADAPTER INFORMATION======================

Graphics Card Manufacturer = ATI Technologies Inc.
Graphics Chipset (ASIC) = RADEON 9600 SERIES
Device ID = 4150
Vendor ID = 1002
Subsystem ID = 4722
Subsystem Vendor ID = 1002

Bus Type = AGP
Current Bus Settings = AGP 8X
Primary Display Device = Yes

BIOS P/N = 113-A22506-101
BIOS Version = 0.2065
BIOS Date = 2005/04/29
Memory Size = 256 MB
Memory Type = DDR SGRAM / SDRAM

Tuner Type = Philips FI1236 MK3 North America
Decoder Type = Not Detected
Video Standard = Not Detected
Audio Type = Not Detected

Display Drivers Version = 8.191-051028a1-027345C-ATI
Display 2D Version =
Display D3D Version =
Open GL Version =
Control Panel Version =

Graphics Card Manufacturer = ATI Technologies Inc.
Graphics Chipset (ASIC) = RADEON 9600 SERIES
Device ID = 4170
Vendor ID = 1002
Subsystem ID = 4723
Subsystem Vendor ID = 1002

Bus Type = PCI
Current Bus Settings = Not Detected
Primary Display Device = No

BIOS P/N = 113-A22506-101
BIOS Version = 0.2065
BIOS Date = 2005/04/29
Memory Size = 256 MB
Memory Type = DDR SGRAM / SDRAM

Tuner Type = Not Detected
Decoder Type = Not Detected
Video Standard = Not Detected
Audio Type = Not Detected

Display Drivers Version = 8.191-051028a1-027345C-ATI
Display 2D Version =
Display D3D Version =
Open GL Version =
Control Panel Version =

========================MOTHERBOARD INFORMATION========================

CPU Type = AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+
CPU Speed = 2171 MHz
North Bridge Chipset Vendor ID = 10de
North Bridge Chipset Device ID = 1e0
North Bridge Chipset Revision = a2
North Bridge Chipset Drivers Version = 5.1.2600.0
North Bridge Chipset Drivers Date = 7-1-2001

South Bridge Chipset Vendor ID = 10de
South Bridge Chipset Device ID = 6c
South Bridge Chipset Revision = a3
South Bridge Chipset Drivers Version = 5.1.2600.0
South Bridge Chipset Drivers Date = 7-1-2001

Presence of Dual CPU = No
System RAM Amount = 1024 MB

======================SYSTEM HARDWARE INFORMATION======================

Device Item Number = 167

Device\DeviceItem0000 = [Processors] -> [AMD K7 Processor]
Device\DeviceItem0001 = [System devices] -> [ACPI Fixed Feature Button]
Device\DeviceItem0002 = [System devices] -> [Programmable interrupt
Device\DeviceItem0003 = [System devices] -> [System timer]
Device\DeviceItem0004 = [System devices] -> [Direct memory access controller]

Device\DeviceItem0005 = [Keyboards] -> [Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft
Natural PS/2 Keyboard]
Device\DeviceItem0006 = [Ports (COM & LPT)] -> [ECP Printer Port]
Device\DeviceItem0007 = [Ports (COM & LPT)] -> [Communications Port]
Device\DeviceItem0008 = [Floppy disk controllers] -> [Standard floppy disk
Device\DeviceItem0009 = [System devices] -> [System speaker]
Device\DeviceItem0010 = [System devices] -> [PCI bus]
Device\DeviceItem0011 = [System devices] -> [System CMOS/real time clock]
Device\DeviceItem0012 = [System devices] -> [System board]
Device\DeviceItem0013 = [System devices] -> [Motherboard resources]
Device\DeviceItem0014 = [System devices] -> [Motherboard resources]
Device\DeviceItem0015 = [System devices] -> [Motherboard resources]
Device\DeviceItem0016 = [System devices] -> [Numeric data processor]
Device\DeviceItem0017 = [System devices] -> [ACPI Power Button]
Device\DeviceItem0018 = [System devices] -> [Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System]

Device\DeviceItem0019 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [ATI WDM
Specialized MVD Codec]
Device\DeviceItem0020 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [ATI WDM
Specialized PCD Codec]
Device\DeviceItem0021 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [ATI WDM Rage
Theater Audio]
Device\DeviceItem0022 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [ATI WDM Rage
Theater Video NSP]
Device\DeviceItem0023 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [ATI WDM TV
Device\DeviceItem0024 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [ATI WDM TV
Audio Crossbar]
Device\DeviceItem0025 = [Monitors] -> [Plug and Play Monitor]
Device\DeviceItem0026 = [Dot4Print HPZ12] -> [PSC 2350 series (DOT4PRT)]
Device\DeviceItem0027 = [USBNULL HPO08] -> [PSC 23500 (DOT4PRINT)]
Device\DeviceItem0028 = [Dot4 HPZ12] -> [PSC 2350 series (DOT4)]
Device\DeviceItem0029 = [Floppy disk drives] -> [Floppy disk drive]
Device\DeviceItem0030 = [Keyboards] -> [HID Keyboard Device]
Device\DeviceItem0031 = [Mice and other pointing devices] -> [HID-compliant
Device\DeviceItem0032 = [Batteries] -> [APC Battery BackUP]
Device\DeviceItem0033 = [Mice and other pointing devices] -> [HID-compliant
Device\DeviceItem0034 = [DVD/CD-ROM drives] -> [CD-ROM Drive]
Device\DeviceItem0035 = [DVD/CD-ROM drives] -> [CD-ROM Drive]
Device\DeviceItem0036 = [Disk drives] -> [Disk drive]
Device\DeviceItem0037 = [System devices] -> [ISAPNP Read Data Port]
Device\DeviceItem0038 = [System devices] -> [Printer Port Logical Interface]

Device\DeviceItem0039 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Unimodem
Half-Duplex Audio Device]
Device\DeviceItem0040 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [NVIDIA(R)
nForce(TM) Audio]
Device\DeviceItem0041 = [Display adapters] -> [ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 SERIES]
Device\DeviceItem0042 = [Display adapters] -> [ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 SERIES -
Secondary ]
Device\DeviceItem0043 = [Modems] -> [56Kbps Internal Modem]
Device\DeviceItem0044 = [System devices] -> [PCI standard ISA bridge]
Device\DeviceItem0045 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce PCI System
Device\DeviceItem0046 = [IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 ATA
Device\DeviceItem0047 = [Network adapters] -> [NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking
Device\DeviceItem0048 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [Standard
OpenHCD USB Host Controller]
Device\DeviceItem0049 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [Standard
OpenHCD USB Host Controller]
Device\DeviceItem0050 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [Standard
Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller]
Device\DeviceItem0051 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [NVIDIA(R)
nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface]
Device\DeviceItem0052 = [System devices] -> [PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge]

Device\DeviceItem0053 = [System devices] -> [PCI standard host CPU bridge]
Device\DeviceItem0054 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 AGP Host to PCI
Device\DeviceItem0055 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 Memory
Device\DeviceItem0056 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 Memory
Device\DeviceItem0057 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 Memory
Device\DeviceItem0058 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 Memory
Device\DeviceItem0059 = [System devices] -> [NVIDIA nForce2 Memory
Device\DeviceItem0060 = [Computer] -> [ACPI Uniprocessor PC]
Device\DeviceItem0061 = [System devices] -> [Microsoft Composite Battery]
Device\DeviceItem0062 = [System devices] -> [Volume Manager]
Device\DeviceItem0063 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [AFD Networking
Support Environment]
Device\DeviceItem0064 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Standard IDE/ESDI
Hard Disk Controller]
Device\DeviceItem0065 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Beep]
Device\DeviceItem0066 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [dmboot]
Device\DeviceItem0067 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [dmload]
Device\DeviceItem0068 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [dvd_2K]
Device\DeviceItem0069 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Fips]
Device\DeviceItem0070 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Generic Packet
Device\DeviceItem0071 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [HTTP]
Device\DeviceItem0072 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [IP Traffic Filter
Device\DeviceItem0073 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [IP Network Address
Device\DeviceItem0074 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [IPSEC driver]
Device\DeviceItem0075 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [ksecdd]
Device\DeviceItem0076 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [MASPINT]
Device\DeviceItem0077 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [MCSTRM]
Device\DeviceItem0078 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [mmc_2K]
Device\DeviceItem0079 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [mnmdd]
Device\DeviceItem0080 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [mountmgr]
Device\DeviceItem0081 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Mtlstrm]
Device\DeviceItem0082 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [NaiAvFilter1]
Device\DeviceItem0083 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [NDIS System Driver]
Device\DeviceItem0084 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Remote Access NDIS
TAPI Driver]
Device\DeviceItem0085 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [NDIS Usermode I/O
Device\DeviceItem0086 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [NDProxy]
Device\DeviceItem0087 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [NetBios over Tcpip]
Device\DeviceItem0088 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [NtMtlFax]
Device\DeviceItem0089 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Null]
Device\DeviceItem0090 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [PartMgr]
Device\DeviceItem0091 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [ParVdm]
Device\DeviceItem0092 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [PCIIde]
Device\DeviceItem0093 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [PCTINDIS5 NDIS
Protocol Driver]
Device\DeviceItem0094 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Remote Access Auto
Connection Driver]
Device\DeviceItem0095 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [RDPCDD]
Device\DeviceItem0096 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [recagent]
Device\DeviceItem0097 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [rxp]
Device\DeviceItem0098 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Secdrv]
Device\DeviceItem0099 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SlNtHal]
Device\DeviceItem0100 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SlWdmSup]
Device\DeviceItem0101 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [StyleXPHelper]
Device\DeviceItem0102 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SYMDNS]
Device\DeviceItem0103 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SymEvent]
Device\DeviceItem0104 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SYMFW]
Device\DeviceItem0105 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SYMIDS]
Device\DeviceItem0106 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SYMNDIS]
Device\DeviceItem0107 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SYMREDRV]
Device\DeviceItem0108 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [SYMTDI]
Device\DeviceItem0109 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [TCP/IP Protocol
Device\DeviceItem0110 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [VgaSave]
Device\DeviceItem0111 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [VolSnap]
Device\DeviceItem0112 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Remote Access IP ARP
Device\DeviceItem0113 = [Non-Plug and Play Drivers] -> [Windows Socket 2.0
Non-IFS Service Provider Support Environment]
Device\DeviceItem0114 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Audio Codecs]

Device\DeviceItem0115 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Legacy Audio
Device\DeviceItem0116 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Media Control
Device\DeviceItem0117 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Legacy Video
Capture Devices]
Device\DeviceItem0118 = [Sound, video and game controllers] ->

Device\DeviceItem0119 = [Network adapters] -> [WAN Miniport (L2TP)]
Device\DeviceItem0120 = [Network adapters] -> [WAN Miniport (IP)]
Device\DeviceItem0121 = [Network adapters] -> [WAN Miniport (PPPOE)]
Device\DeviceItem0122 = [Network adapters] -> [WAN Miniport (PPTP)]
Device\DeviceItem0123 = [Network adapters] -> [Packet Scheduler Miniport]
Device\DeviceItem0124 = [Network adapters] -> [Packet Scheduler Miniport]
Device\DeviceItem0125 = [Network adapters] -> [Packet Scheduler Miniport]
Device\DeviceItem0126 = [Network adapters] -> [Direct Parallel]
Device\DeviceItem0127 = [Network adapters] -> [WAN Miniport (ATW)]
Device\DeviceItem0128 = [System devices] -> [Terminal Server Keyboard Driver]

Device\DeviceItem0129 = [System devices] -> [Terminal Server Mouse Driver]
Device\DeviceItem0130 = [Saitek Magic Bus] -> [Saitek Magic Bus]
Device\DeviceItem0131 = [System devices] -> [Plug and Play Software Device
Device\DeviceItem0132 = [System devices] -> [Microcode Update Device]
Device\DeviceItem0133 = [System devices] -> [Logitech Virtual Bus Enumerator]

Device\DeviceItem0134 = [System devices] -> [Microsoft System Management BIOS
Device\DeviceItem0135 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [ATI Remote
Wonder Controller]
Device\DeviceItem0136 = [Saitek Magic Bus] -> [Saitek Magic Keyboard]
Device\DeviceItem0137 = [Saitek Magic Bus] -> [Saitek Magic Mouse]
Device\DeviceItem0138 = [Storage volumes] -> [Generic volume]
Device\DeviceItem0139 = [Storage volumes] -> [Generic volume]
Device\DeviceItem0140 = [Storage volumes] -> [Generic volume]
Device\DeviceItem0141 = [Storage volumes] -> [Generic volume]
Device\DeviceItem0142 = [Storage volumes] -> [Generic volume]
Device\DeviceItem0143 = [Storage volumes] -> [Generic volume]
Device\DeviceItem0144 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Microsoft
Kernel System Audio Device]
Device\DeviceItem0145 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [Microsoft
WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver]
Device\DeviceItem0146 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Root Hub]

Device\DeviceItem0147 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Root Hub]

Device\DeviceItem0148 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Root Hub]

Device\DeviceItem0149 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Composite
Device\DeviceItem0150 = [Imaging devices] -> [HP PSC 2350]
Device\DeviceItem0151 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Printing
Device\DeviceItem0152 = [Dot4Usb HPZ12] -> [PSC 2350 series (DOT4USB)]
Device\DeviceItem0153 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Mass
Storage Device]
Device\DeviceItem0154 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [Generic USB
Device\DeviceItem0155 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Composite
Device\DeviceItem0156 = [Imaging devices] -> [Logitech QuickCam Zoom]
Device\DeviceItem0157 = [Sound, video and game controllers] -> [USB Audio
Device\DeviceItem0158 = [Human Interface Devices] -> [American Power
Conversion USB UPS]
Device\DeviceItem0159 = [Human Interface Devices] -> [USB Human Interface
Device\DeviceItem0160 = [Universal Serial Bus controllers] -> [USB Mass
Storage Device]
Device\DeviceItem0161 = [Printers] -> [HP PSC 2350 series]
Device\DeviceItem0162 = [Disk drives] -> [Disk drive]
Device\DeviceItem0163 = [Disk drives] -> [Disk drive]
Device\DeviceItem0164 = [Disk drives] -> [Disk drive]
Device\DeviceItem0165 = [Disk drives] -> [Disk drive]
Device\DeviceItem0166 = [Disk drives] -> [Disk drive]

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Asanathema, A Couple of Thoughts
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 8:57 AM PST

First, since it appears like you're getting a blue screen "Stop Error", the EXACT error message would sure help.

Next, since it appears like you've got two video devices running, please make sure that only one video card is running at a time. Disable one in the Device Manager. RIGHT click on "My Computer", choose "Properties", then click on the "Hardware" tab, then click on the "Device Manager" button. When the Device Manager loads, click on the + sign next to the "Display Adapters" listing and you'll see the video devices listed for your machine...RIGHT click on them both, choose "Properties" and determine if they both are "Enabled" by checking the bottom of the "General" tab. If they are both "enabled", access the onboard card and disable it.

Next, please visit the ATI website and download the most recent video driver for your All-in-Wonder Radeon card..The software which comes with those cards are frequently not the most recent and therefor could be causing issues with your upgraded system.

It's also important that you have DirectX 9.0c installed on the machine. (Click on Start-Run, type "dxdiag" (without the quotes), then click on OK. The DirectX Diagnostic tool will load and the version number will be towards the bottom.) If you don't have 9.0c installed, please visit the link below and install from there:

DirectX 9.0c Download Location

Hope this helps.


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checked that.
by asanathema / November 19, 2005 7:09 PM PST

Direct X 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
this I tried just to be sure:
No problems found.
To test DirectDraw functionality, click the "Test DirectDraw" button above.
Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 32 (User verification of Direct3D rendering): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 32 (User verification of Direct3D rendering): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)

Never had a problem on the Direct3d 8 or 9 test before.
Didn't think to test it out when the display was functioning properly though.

Device Manager only has the ATI card listed, I uninstalled the drivers for the onboard so as not to get any glitches, previous to this error.

As for the blue screen error, the only time I've had my system crash after the new card was installed, it completely froze and was black.

I do have the latest drivers from the ATI site, I hesitated a moment, because in the manual it says, "To ensure you install the latest software, use the ATI Installation CD-ROM that shipped with your ALL-IN-WONDER card." But figured it's for the people that try to use a random set of windows "accepted" drivers. I don't know. But the new ones didn't do the trick.

I'm not at the point where I'm entirely willing to remove the new card, and plug my monitor into the old port and sit patiently to encounter the error. As it could happen while I'm at school, or asleep, and then I'd only know when i re-log on and am told of a serious error.
If ATI can't get back to me, or I can't find a simple solution (simple being anything short of building a system) I'll plug in the old one, and try.

Thanks, hopefully this can help others as well.


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System crash error.
by asanathema / November 20, 2005 4:50 PM PST
In reply to: checked that.

I don't know if this is the typical one that happens, but it occurred while I was working, so I took it down.


STOP: 0X0000004E (0X0000099, 0X00000000, 0X00000000, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

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Well, It's A Driver Issue
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 1:09 AM PST
In reply to: System crash error.
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I'm wondering if my BIOS could also be it?
by asanathema / November 30, 2005 8:12 AM PST

When booting up the bios tells me that I've got:
System Bios Shadow status: shadowed AND video bios shadow status: shadowed.

It's running at Phoenix-Award BIOSv6.00PG the most current provided by eMachines and nVidia, but during the configuration bios stage, I have no support options to disable Shadowing, as I've seen that can sometimes cause errors. Even going to Phoenix Award Bios' site, and the next page (

I get this program telling me:

BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS Date: 08/08/03
BIOS ID: 08/08/2003-n-Force2-IGP-6A61BF0BC-00
OEM Sign-On: Version TCB418G
Super I/O: ITE 8712F rev 5 found at port 2Eh
Chipset: Unknown
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Type: AMD Athlon(tm) XP
Speed: 2167Mhz Max Speed: 2800Mhz

In socket: Yes
Size 256k

Installed: 1024MB
Maximum: 1024MB

** that stuck me as odd just looking at it, I was sure my system supported 2 Gig of ram. (saw that 2 gig stat on some computer check up site, about two years ago)

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