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Wow, 441 pages of posts. That should be worrying or encouraging.

I have not read every one of the threads here, but I am posting for help.

Please take a look at the system below, and I am assuming that it can be seen. These were all new components. I fired this up and got it going with everything at standard for a while. I was even able to load Win XP Professional and start downloading some of the software that I wanted from the net.

Suddenly this thing started to lock up randomly. This would take 2 minutes to 15 minutes from startup.

I read around. I saw a lot of forum comments about this MoBo and RAM voltage issues. Now I am running this system at 1.875v for the RAM (Stock is 2.2v) and I cut the Northbridge voltage to 1.40v (It was running at 1.52v on Auto).

I was able to play several hours of Battlefield 2142, last night, without a glitch. Yet some of the normal programmes that I run, iexplorer, word, etc. still crash randomly. Battlefield 2 also had an issue.

What worries me is that I am not even trying to overclock this thing yet and already I have to fiddle.

I will test out some of the “Enable†and Disableâ€-settings that are mentioned early on here. I will also upgrade the bios to the 1302.

I am still concerned that I will have random crashes. My aim is to get a stable and basic starting point, then OC later.

Can you help advise??
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Originally Posted by PersianOverClocker View Post
please read this article for your answer :

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...mputronix.html

some program like speedfan need correction .EVEREST Ultimate Edition 4.20.1261 beta and newer beta version show all parameters correctly .
I read the article...but still, i have everest 4.20.1292 beta...and for example is showing my MCP in 72c when i have my Extreme Spirits II there...also the core temps are really high and the air in the case is chill...

And besides, my GPU temp is in 42c and i have a DuOrb II...
post #4413 of 5659
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Originally Posted by avatar1983 View Post
Do you think that is necessary on this board / did you do that?
when you want to overclock with P5N32-E SLI you must have active cooling on North Bridge and South Bridge .Also you must put headsink for mosfets near cpu (left and above).it means when you replace NB and SB headsink you should put some headsink on other side of pip which you replace it.

you can test the heat by putting your finger on them when the system is on (be carefull they will be so hot )

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Originally Posted by Joe_Lost View Post
Wow, 441 pages of posts. That should be worrying or encouraging.

I have not read every one of the threads here, but I am posting for help.

Please take a look at the system below, and I am assuming that it can be seen. These were all new components. I fired this up and got it going with everything at standard for a while. I was even able to load Win XP Professional and start downloading some of the software that I wanted from the net.

Suddenly this thing started to lock up randomly. This would take 2 minutes to 15 minutes from startup.

I read around. I saw a lot of forum comments about this MoBo and RAM voltage issues. Now I am running this system at 1.875v for the RAM (Stock is 2.2v) and I cut the Northbridge voltage to 1.40v (It was running at 1.52v on Auto).

I was able to play several hours of Battlefield 2142, last night, without a glitch. Yet some of the normal programmes that I run, iexplorer, word, etc. still crash randomly. Battlefield 2 also had an issue.

What worries me is that I am not even trying to overclock this thing yet and already I have to fiddle.

I will test out some of the “Enable” and Disable”-settings that are mentioned early on here. I will also upgrade the bios to the 1302.

I am still concerned that I will have random crashes. My aim is to get a stable and basic starting point, then OC later.

Can you help advise??
first of all change your ram voltage to 2.1 or 2.2 .

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Originally Posted by abe_joker View Post
I read the article...but still, i have everest 4.20.1292 beta...and for example is showing my MCP in 72c when i have my Extreme Spirits II there...also the core temps are really high and the air in the case is chill...

And besides, my GPU temp is in 42c and i have a DuOrb II...
Here is my system EVEREST Ultimate Edition 4.20.1297 sensor page :



as you can see my MCP is now 50C but yesterday it was 86c so I just remove the MCP cooler and applay AS 5 again and also O place termaltake 80*80 fan over it in a way that it push air directly to my Thermallight HR-05 SLI which is on MCP.

please note that I use EVEREST Ultimate Edition in windows xp sp 2.
if you read this article http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...mputronix.html then you should know :

Quote:
Depending upon Stepping, the Delta between Tcase and Tjunction is 10c +/- 3 (or) 15c +/- 3.
Tcase = Cpu Temp
Tjunction = Core temp

as you can see my cpu temp is 30c and my cores them is 42,43 . My cpu Stepping is G0
42-30 = 12 = (10c +/- 3)= G0 stepping(CPU-Z) , so the value is true.
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OK, sorry Persian, but you are not reading well. At 2.2v I was locking up randomly. Even Crucial recommended that I volt down to 2.0 or below. At 1.875v I am getting the best stability that my limited abilities can manage.

What I need is some constructive advice. Please read and, gladly, ask questions. I need help.
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What I need is some constructive advice. Please read and, gladly, ask questions. I need help.
What is the nature of your crashes? Are they lock-ups, CTD, BSOD? What is the event log reporting?

Have you run your RAM through memtest at that voltage? Are you using EPP (SLI memory)? Are you running UNLINKED? What are your RAM speed and timings?
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OK, sorry Persian, but you are not reading well. At 2.2v I was locking up randomly. Even Crucial recommended that I volt down to 2.0 or below. At 1.875v I am getting the best stability that my limited abilities can manage.

What I need is some constructive advice. Please read and, gladly, ask questions. I need help.

Sorry for my mistake.
Here is my suggestion :
1.load default bios in your bios. then restart (see if you have problem again or not
if yes:
2.download bios 1203 and update your bios to 1203 via floppy or usb (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/so...20SLI/1203.zip)
3.go to bios and load default bios again with this new version.

you should be able to boot and work with system normally.if not check your hardware monitoring menu in bios and check temps and voltage .write your temps and voltage from monitoring menu of bios and post it here.

my first aim is to help you start and work with your system normally and them we discuss about overclocking.
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What is the nature of your crashes? Are they lock-ups, CTD, BSOD? What is the event log reporting?

Have you run your RAM through memtest at that voltage? Are you using EPP (SLI memory)? Are you running UNLINKED? What are your RAM speed and timings?
Click on the Games Rig and you will get most of your answers.

They were full "LOCK-UPS". On re-start it reported a serious crash based on hardware.

With the new voltages I just get a "Not responding" and have to shut down the programmes, so far just Iexplorer and a download. It reports a hardware issue. These are rarer now, but still ferquent enough to be concerned.

The odd thing was the hours of BF2142 at top Video and Audio with the Gcards set at SLi and not so much as a twitch.

No I have not done a memtest. That will be tonight.

The RAM is SLi(EPP), 8500(at 1066Mhz), 5-5-5-15-2T. I hope that helps you help me.
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I have the same RAM, as you can see sigged. Memtest will be important because I could never run the RAM with that little volts.

Persian is correct that 1203 is probably the best BIOS for you. It's the most stable, with 1403 adding only Wolfdale support (with some reported problems). 1203 is rock solid unless you have Razer devices, which it looks like you don't.

As I said, I ran my RAM at 2.25 on the P5N32-E. It was necessary for me because I have four modules, but it should be fine all the way up to 2.3v (which I've also run at). I'm just mentioning this in case you fail memtest and think you might need to increase this.
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As I mentioned, 2.2v caused lock-ups. It may be other voltage issues.

When I get home I will do a full post of voltages.
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i have just removed all RAM and the video card and disconnected all drives except the main IDE one. I get no beeps. I get no POST and cant get into BIOS. Does this mean the mobo is dead?

UPDATE:

Just pulled the whole comp apart and put the mobo on wooden floor and powered it up with CPU only. I checked the CPU first, it doesn't appear to be fried, no burn marks no discoloration, no burn odour. I still got no beeps.... is the mobo fried????
That sounds a bit worrying for your board. However, and this is important: did you have a speaker plugged in when you powered it up on the floor?

There is a little header, speaker, on the front panel connector. You need to plug something in there to get beeps.

Sorry if that sounds silly, but the amount of little niggling stuff I have overlooked, you wouldn't believe.
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