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Old June 15th 04, 12:42 AM
Brett
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Default Blue Screen of Death ABIT IC7-MAX3

Bought the ABIT IC7-MAX3 MB and am running:

P4 3.0E 800 FSB
Thermaltake Spark 5 CPU fan
ABIT IC7-MAX3
ANTEC TRUE480 ATX RTL
1 Gig Corsair PC3200 (Dual Channel 2 x 512)
AIW 9800 Pro 128MB
2 Seagate SATA drives running the 3114 Drivers in raid 0
DVD-RW NEC-2500A
DVD-ROM NEC

Just upgraded it from a 3.06 533 FSB Processor which worked fine for almost
2 months. When I put the 800 FSB processor in it crashes to blue screen just
after XP Pro starts, sometimes saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_something..... then
it
reboots. Does this consistently on each reboot, and eventually just comes up
with no error at all and usually what looks like a single line error that
looks like a memory location.

I RMA'd the processor and just received a new one, same problem. I suspected
a weird software problem as I can boot into XP pro safe mode and it is
reasonalbly stable, hasn't blue screened in there yet. But when I tried to
just install the xp pro again it gets to the point where it says starting
windows, after the inital loading of the scsi drivers and it crashes. I'm
considering RMA'ng the motherboard but want to make sure there isn't
something I can do to make this work.

I have ver 16 of the Abit bios instaled, newest one I'm aware of, and all
the drivers are up to date.

Any Ideas?


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Old June 15th 04, 05:13 AM
- HAL9000
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Vast majority of the time, either with abit or other brands, irq not
less then or equal means memory isn't up to snuff. Try lowering the
fsb (memory speed/divider) speed to get things stable.

Forrest

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On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 23:42:07 GMT, "Brett" wrote:

Bought the ABIT IC7-MAX3 MB and am running:


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after XP Pro starts, sometimes saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_something..... then


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Old June 15th 04, 06:06 AM
Aaron Grizzle
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Yes Hal9000 is right on. Clear CMOS and fool around with the memory timings.
I have a similar setup as your. Abit IC7-Max 3, 1 gig of corsair XMS memory
and a 3.0 ghz P4. Now believe it or not, my memory timings were too slow. I
had to lower them to 2-2-2 for the system to boot and be stable. Hope that
is helpful

Aaron
"Brett" wrote in message
m...
Bought the ABIT IC7-MAX3 MB and am running:

P4 3.0E 800 FSB
Thermaltake Spark 5 CPU fan
ABIT IC7-MAX3
ANTEC TRUE480 ATX RTL
1 Gig Corsair PC3200 (Dual Channel 2 x 512)
AIW 9800 Pro 128MB
2 Seagate SATA drives running the 3114 Drivers in raid 0
DVD-RW NEC-2500A
DVD-ROM NEC

Just upgraded it from a 3.06 533 FSB Processor which worked fine for

almost
2 months. When I put the 800 FSB processor in it crashes to blue screen

just
after XP Pro starts, sometimes saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_something.....

then
it
reboots. Does this consistently on each reboot, and eventually just comes

up
with no error at all and usually what looks like a single line error that
looks like a memory location.

I RMA'd the processor and just received a new one, same problem. I

suspected
a weird software problem as I can boot into XP pro safe mode and it is
reasonalbly stable, hasn't blue screened in there yet. But when I tried to
just install the xp pro again it gets to the point where it says starting
windows, after the inital loading of the scsi drivers and it crashes. I'm
considering RMA'ng the motherboard but want to make sure there isn't
something I can do to make this work.

I have ver 16 of the Abit bios instaled, newest one I'm aware of, and all
the drivers are up to date.

Any Ideas?




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Old June 15th 04, 04:15 PM
David P.
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Raising the voltage on the memory may help. Corsair memory can be run
safely as high as 2.8 volts. You shouldn't need to go that high, however,
unless you are overclocking.

David P.

"Aaron Grizzle" wrote in message
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Yes Hal9000 is right on. Clear CMOS and fool around with the memory

timings.
I have a similar setup as your. Abit IC7-Max 3, 1 gig of corsair XMS

memory
and a 3.0 ghz P4. Now believe it or not, my memory timings were too slow.

I
had to lower them to 2-2-2 for the system to boot and be stable. Hope that
is helpful

Aaron
"Brett" wrote in message
m...
Bought the ABIT IC7-MAX3 MB and am running:

P4 3.0E 800 FSB
Thermaltake Spark 5 CPU fan
ABIT IC7-MAX3
ANTEC TRUE480 ATX RTL
1 Gig Corsair PC3200 (Dual Channel 2 x 512)
AIW 9800 Pro 128MB
2 Seagate SATA drives running the 3114 Drivers in raid 0
DVD-RW NEC-2500A
DVD-ROM NEC

Just upgraded it from a 3.06 533 FSB Processor which worked fine for

almost
2 months. When I put the 800 FSB processor in it crashes to blue screen

just
after XP Pro starts, sometimes saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_something.....

then
it
reboots. Does this consistently on each reboot, and eventually just

comes
up
with no error at all and usually what looks like a single line error

that
looks like a memory location.

I RMA'd the processor and just received a new one, same problem. I

suspected
a weird software problem as I can boot into XP pro safe mode and it is
reasonalbly stable, hasn't blue screened in there yet. But when I tried

to
just install the xp pro again it gets to the point where it says

starting
windows, after the inital loading of the scsi drivers and it crashes.

I'm
considering RMA'ng the motherboard but want to make sure there isn't
something I can do to make this work.

I have ver 16 of the Abit bios instaled, newest one I'm aware of, and

all
the drivers are up to date.

Any Ideas?






 




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