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Ever since I built my computer I've been having some weird problems.

Video will constantly black in and out due to a nvidia video error

uUpdates don't install correctly about half the time

Logitech webcam doesn't work

CoD4 doesn't work half the time due to video errors

Run as Administrator stopped working

Resource Monitor stopped working

My Windows Explorer crashes more than normal imo

Sometimes I would install updates then shut down and boot up next morning to find out that my file checksum does not match with the computed check which requires a system restore booted from dvd

I can't really minimize in many games like CoD4 and CS without encountering this video error

My Service Pack 1 cannot install, even after a reformat and fresh install of Vista 64.


The Microsoft Rep said there's something wrong with my hardware. I already RMA'd my video card 3 times, and it's not that. I'm thinking it's my motherboard, anyone have the slightest clue to this never ending problem? My computer is so far from stable I'm thinking about either going back to XP32 or RMA'ing my motherboard or something in hopes to fix this problem. I just want my system stable!
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post #2 of 15
Update your bios, test your ram?
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post #3 of 15
I would actually peg that as a Windows installation error not a motherboard error.

But to try and pin it down, I would run memtest on your system to see if your memory is stable, also run a SMART tester for your harddrive.

Now the nvidia thing, that's just crappy nvidia drivers, my driver will stop responding occasionally.
post #4 of 15
sounds more like a video-card error or a windows installation error, as Penicylin said.

reinstall OS?
    
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
I would actually peg that as a Windows installation error not a motherboard error.

But to try and pin it down, I would run memtest on your system to see if your memory is stable, also run a SMART tester for your harddrive.

Now the nvidia thing, that's just crappy nvidia drivers, my driver will stop responding occasionally.
Agreed. It sounds like a Windows installation error to me too. Ram can definitely cause those errors as a result of corrupting the OS.
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I've reinstalled Vista like 8 times in the last 10 weeks. My BIOS is updated to the 1004 beta off of the ASUS website. I'll run memtest asap. What's SMART?
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by MrHarris View Post
Ever since I built my computer I've been having some weird problems.

Video will constantly black in and out due to a nvidia video error

uUpdates don't install correctly about half the time

Logitech webcam doesn't work

CoD4 doesn't work half the time due to video errors

Run as Administrator stopped working

Resource Monitor stopped working

My Windows Explorer crashes more than normal imo

Sometimes I would install updates then shut down and boot up next morning to find out that my file checksum does not match with the computed check which requires a system restore booted from dvd

I can't really minimize in many games like CoD4 and CS without encountering this video error

My Service Pack 1 cannot install, even after a reformat and fresh install of Vista 64.


The Microsoft Rep said there's something wrong with my hardware. I already RMA'd my video card 3 times, and it's not that. I'm thinking it's my motherboard, anyone have the slightest clue to this never ending problem? My computer is so far from stable I'm thinking about either going back to XP32 or RMA'ing my motherboard or something in hopes to fix this problem. I just want my system stable!
Dude, it sounds to me like the Maximus is dieing. We all know that this board overvolts, and you have to do a pencil mod to the EPU resistor. Can you post back with your voltages from the BIOs? Also I would double check that your getting clean power from your power supply, you can also check the rails in the BIOs.
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post #8 of 15
im thinking its a HDD error or bad OS install. run a HDD software to see if its in working order.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
im thinking its a HDD error or bad OS install. run a HDD software to see if its in working order.
That could be too. MrHarris, when you are installing Vista, are you doing a clean install or upgrading from XP?
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post #10 of 15
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My Vista 64 installs are clean installs. I don't have any XP or never had any XP on this system. It's my new system! My power supply is supplying enough volts, I checked I believe it was over 11.9 or something. I'll get the voltages on my BIOS in a bit. I know for sure the Maximus overvolts my ram by .1v. So if it's 2.02 set in BIOS it's running at like 2.12 could this be a problem?
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