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Hey guys, I have a brand new i3-2100t running on a Foxconn H67S Mini ITX motherboard as seen in this thread.

I have been dry testing the build, setting things up, and testing everything.

For some reason EVERY time I go to do ANYTHING involving 3D on the integrated graphics the computer hard freezes (caps lock and scroll lock stop responding).

I first noticed this when trying to updated the windows experience index for giggles. it would lock up at the start of the 3d aero assesment every time and I would have to kill the power to reboot.

I then tried running:

Trackmania
Portal
Furmark

and all three cause it to lock up. (trackmania actually showed the spinning globe for a second, but crashed when I clicked "connect" to log in)

the CPU does not crash in prime95 (tested for about an hour a couple times) and temps do not go over 40c on the CPU cores in prime.

I am not sure what is up here... any insight? is it a bad integrated graphics core on the processor? or something with the Mobo? I tested the memory, I don't think that is it...

Any help would be awesome. thanks guys.

*************SOLVED***************

Updating the BIOS to the most recent one on Foxconn's website made everything work perfectly! no more problems!
Edited by kevingreenbmx - 10/7/11 at 7:34pm
post #2 of 16
Have you tried:
Re-installing drivers?
Re-installing Windows?
Playing with BIOS settings?

Just wanna get a hold on what you're tried so far.
 
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Yeah it's obvious, but are there any specific drivers that would be needed for it to run?
 
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post #4 of 16
check the voltages

my 2100 (not t) in my HTPC voltages were WAY HIGH stock (asus h8h61-i) maybe your motherboard is not giving enough voltage to the GPU?

if not download these drivers (latest for sandy bridge)
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...AE+HD+Graphics
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Does it work with a discrete GPU?
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by onoz View Post
Have you tried:
Re-installing drivers?
Re-installing Windows?
Playing with BIOS settings?

Just wanna get a hold on what you're tried so far.
I have updated drivers (went to intel's website)
I have not re-installed windows
I have not done anything in bios since first setting it up, what settings would affect this for Sandybridge builds?

Quote:
Originally Posted by num1son View Post
Yeah it's obvious, but are there any specific drivers that would be needed for it to run?
I got the Intel graphics driver from their site, what else would I need? I installed all the ones I could think of that all computers need with a windows install.

Quote:
Originally Posted by valkyrie743 View Post
check the voltages

my 2100 (not t) in my HTPC voltages were WAY HIGH stock (asus h8h61-i) maybe your motherboard is not giving enough voltage to the GPU?

if not download these drivers (latest for sandy bridge)
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...AE+HD+Graphics
This motherboard does not have voltage controls, it is a simple Micro-ITX motherboard.

and I already installed the drivers from intel's site (a couple times actually)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spRICE View Post
Does it work with a discrete GPU?
I have not tried... I can see if I can find one to try with. how do you set up p67 to use discrete GPU on boot?
post #7 of 16
in bios there should be an option
post #8 of 16
I thought of this; when I went sli for the first time my psu wasn't enough and it would lock up like that. What psu are you hooked up to? What does your voltage do when you try to launch a 3d app?
Edited by num1son - 10/7/11 at 7:13am
 
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post #9 of 16
what is your windows experience index score for the cpu and gpu
post #10 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by num1son View Post
I thought of this; when I went sli for the first time my psu wasn't enough and it would lock up like that. What psu are you hooked up to? What does your voltage do when you try to launch a 3d app?
I have it hooked up to a 500w PSU right now which should be more than enough for this... however, that was my first instinct as well. unfortunately I do not have another PSU I can try it with right this second... and it typically freezes as soon as I launch anything 3D, so i cannot get voltage readings.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 43jade1 View Post
what is your windows experience index score for the cpu and gpu
I have no idea, it crashes when I launch the benchmark. that is the problem.
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