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Old August 9th 04, 07:55 PM
Paul
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Hello!

I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe rev. 2.0 system which has worked PERFECTLY for
over 6 months. Three months ago the problems begun: I had random lockups
while ripping music, defragging my hard disk, playing a game, checking my
e-mail...
The system just hangs and the HDD LED shows activity (though I don't hear
the hard disk).
I swapped my ram, my hard disk, formatted and did a clean install, but the
problem is still here.
I installed a new CPU cooler which has made my CPU go from 58 to 48 C.
AMD ATHLON XP 1800+
APACER 256MB DDR

I have done NO CHANGES since I the lockups came, so it "just begun"...

Any suggestions? Broken board?

Thank you very much!!!

Kind regards,

Hasj Pee


Have you run memtest86 from memtest.org lately ?

Can you run Prime95 in torture test mode for any length of time ?
(http://www.mersenne.org)

Is the problem much worse when running 3DMark2001 in demo mode ?

These three tests will help identify whether it is memory, processor,
or video card, as long as you run the tests in the order specified
above. I don't have a good hard disk test, except for you to download
whatever diagnostic is available on your hard drive manufacturer's
web site.

Paul
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Old August 11th 04, 10:44 AM
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In article , "Hasj Pee"
wrote:

Hello!

I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe rev. 2.0 system which has worked PERFECTLY

for
over 6 months. Three months ago the problems begun: I had random lockups
while ripping music, defragging my hard disk, playing a game, checking

my
e-mail...
The system just hangs and the HDD LED shows activity (though I don't

hear
the hard disk).
I swapped my ram, my hard disk, formatted and did a clean install, but

the
problem is still here.
I installed a new CPU cooler which has made my CPU go from 58 to 48 C.
AMD ATHLON XP 1800+
APACER 256MB DDR

I have done NO CHANGES since I the lockups came, so it "just begun"...

Any suggestions? Broken board?

Thank you very much!!!

Kind regards,

Hasj Pee


Have you run memtest86 from memtest.org lately ?

Can you run Prime95 in torture test mode for any length of time ?
(http://www.mersenne.org)

Is the problem much worse when running 3DMark2001 in demo mode ?

These three tests will help identify whether it is memory, processor,
or video card, as long as you run the tests in the order specified
above. I don't have a good hard disk test, except for you to download
whatever diagnostic is available on your hard drive manufacturer's
web site.

Paul


Memtest 86 gave no errors
I survived 3D Mark 2003 perfectly (1040 3D marks)
Now I'll try the other program.

I got one while my screensaver was on (standard windows xp screensaver) and
after that I reset I got one lockup while installing 3D Mark 2003, but
during 3D mark 2003 not one strange problem...

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

Hasj Pee


If you are using a SATA drive connected to the Sil3112, there
were some problems with earlier versions of the BIOS. There
were disk errors, and they were fixed when a new Sil BIOS was
added to the Asus BIOS. You don't say whether you are connected
to the SATA or to a PATA IDE cable.

Ben keeps a FAQ, and he recommends Forceware 4.27 for drivers.
http://www.ben.pope.name/a7n8x_faq.html

Perhaps a new set of drivers will help. When it comes to IDE
drivers, I trust Microsoft generic IDE drivers over any
manufacturer provided IDE drivers, if it is possible to run
with the Microsoft ones.

Another possible source of IDE problems, is if you purchased
some CD/DVD burner software recently. Sometimes burner software
conflicts with the normal IDE drivers.

Other than that, it could be a hardware problem, but I don't
know how to verify that for you.

Try searching on "disk freeze" (click the "Search for all terms")
http://nforcershq.com/forum/search.php

http://nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopi...r=asc&start=75
"The only solution is to use MS IDE drivers, they are a bit slow
but work perfectly. Please give us a Nvidia UltraATA working
driver!"

HTH,
Paul
 




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