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What started as crashing out of games and ther 3d apps, has gotten a lot worse. It progressed to the point that I could barely boot into windows without crashing. Now, when I punch the power button, most of the time I get video card unrecognised error beeps. After many restarts the card finally kicks in, and I watch the computer post. Sometimes when it posts it will freeze when detecting the memory. However, I have used known-to-be-good ram and still have this problem. If it does not freeze then it continues to post until just before it starts to load into windows. Then I get a message that says "overclock has failed, press F1 to load defaults and continue or F2 to enter the bios." I am not overclocked. I have not tried pressing F1, but I can get around this by pressing F2 and then exit the bios whithout changing anything. If I change anything in the bios the computer will not reboot after the change has been made, I believe that it is not finding the video card because the monitor does not turn on, but on the other hand I do not get any bios beeps to that affect. Then I get the screen that says last time XP tried to load there was a fatal error ect and it gives you the choice to boot into safemode or into regular XP. When either is selected the monitor instantly turns off, and the computer becomes unresponsive. I do not belive this to be a problem with my harddrives, because when I try to reinstall XP it will freeze everytime when it is supposed to detect hardware.

Where should I go from here in terms of troubleshooting? It is not the ram because I have swapped it out with other ram. It may be the proc, but I doubt it, the temps have never gotten out of hand, and when I primed the system after it kept crapping out while gaming it went for 24hrs without errors. This leaves the video card. I changed the drivers after it started crashing during games. Needless to say, it did not solve the problem. My card temps were within BFGs specs before all of this started happening. I am working on getting another card to try and isolate it from the rest of the system. However, I was wondering what your take on this was.

Thanks,
D&C

p.s. sorry about the long post...
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post #2 of 9
Other possible problems: old BIOS, bad mobo, voltage rails a bit off? I hate to say that about a 600w ocz lol, but idk...

I'd try reflashing the bios (to original, latest, whatever) to see if that helps
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Most obvious would be the mb...then psu. Your gonna need to get some parts to try and find the problem.
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sounds like a mobo problem if it's screwin up the video card, ram, and CPU(overclock)...so....that's my guess....mobo.
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post #5 of 9
Try replugging your vid. card.
It could be loose or such.
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post #6 of 9
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Thanks for the replies. I will flash the mobo when I get a chance. Hopefully tonight.
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Did you try replugging your vid. card?
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post #8 of 9
cokker had a seating issue with his 7800GT, the slot may have been dirty, maybe one of the fingers was a little corroded, who knows but he got it going after a bit of fiddling. If you can get your hands on some electrical cleaner or even methylated spirits give the slot and card fingers a clean. If you have another PSU to try give it a go or even a PSU tester see what that may show up. Is there a power connector on the card, is it plugged on properly, molex connectors still all in good working order. Try different connectors, plenty of trouble-shooting to be done here ( I know all too well about that LOL).

Good luck mate.
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DAMN that looks like one DEAD pc.......
reflash the bios!replug your vid card like gonx said
replung EVERYTHING!......take out each part at a time and turn on ur PC and then put it back in when you shutdown.and who ever say's this doesnt have on effect is kinda wrong it does lol......fixed my own computer that way O.o
try a diffrent vid card,and try SLOWER ram......lol
reset ur mobo idk,take out the battery! and turn it click the powa botton many times,ofc unplug the mobo from the PSU
and in the end,your CPU can be messed up.......
    
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