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New build questions...

by Pumpkinhead / July 27, 2007 3:38 AM PDT

I have my new build up and "running" but I am having issues.

I got and installed a BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC card.
I un-installed all the old drivers and updated the latest drivers from nVidia's website. So all is well, right ?

Wrong !

I ran a benchmark test ( 3dMark06 ) and the PC locked up.
I don't know if it is a graphic driver issue, a MB issue, a memory issue, or an OS issue.
I did NOT receive any error messages to trace the problem.

This should not happen on a brand new system. Right ?
Intel Core 2Duo 6400/2 GB Corsair RAM/ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard/ZALMAN CNPS9500 CPU fan/Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB Drive /BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC

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Just thoughts. Not a for sure answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2007 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: New build questions...

I didn't pick up which power supply is in there.

Also the nForce lockup issues seem to plague some. I've had luck with latest BIOS, latest nForce drivers as well as running DXSETUP after a video driver install.

Good luck with this one.


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Motherboard update problem
by Pumpkinhead / July 27, 2007 12:04 PM PDT

The power supply is an Ultra XFinity 600W, so i think I have enough juice.

However I am trying to update the BIOS for my MB. After I DL the update all I see are 2 file labeled "0608". Neither of them are .EXE files.
1 is a .BIN file, the other is just a text document. There is not much help on the ASUS website about DLing.
Any clues ?

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by Pumpkinhead / July 28, 2007 6:56 AM PDT

ok, I finally got a error message I could read:

*** STOP : 0X00000007E ( 0X0000005, 0XBFAD2EFC, 0OADB7BC88, 0XADB7B984 )

***nvd_disp.dll-address BFAD2EFC base at BF9D5000, DATESTAMP 4684BF14

Does this seem to indicates a memory issue or video driver issue ?
Or something else ?

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Yes to that question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2007 6:59 AM PDT
In reply to: ERROR MESSAGE

But it's sadly not enough to nail it. With that stop you might find more of a clue in the EVENT VIEWER. Look there.

http://www.google.com/search?q=0X00000007E shows that the causes are too widespread so it doesn't help much.


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MEMTEST results were frightening !
by Pumpkinhead / July 29, 2007 10:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes to that question.

I finally loaded MEMTEST onto a bootable CD and got it to run.
The results were scary ! Lots of errors !
I think this points to a memory problem. I will try to RMA the part and see what happens next.

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Another BSOD !
by Pumpkinhead / July 28, 2007 1:00 PM PDT
In reply to: ERROR MESSAGE

I got another one.

****stop:0X0000000A ( 0X.........., 0X...............,0X...... ECT )

What the heck is going on?
Me=Very frustrated

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Event Viewer message
by Pumpkinhead / July 28, 2007 1:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Another BSOD !

The event viewer is showing quite a few errors.
I am seeing "module and address" errors. I can't really decern many details from them. For example , one says: "faulting module datacache.dll version, fault address 0x00008a37."

Don't know for sure if that is pointing to a RAM issues or not.

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