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Got my new rig up and running buts its randomly unstable. It just hangs for no reason. I thought it was the graphics card because it hangs at the more graphical tasks but i ran visualisations at full screen for a couple mins and that didnt hang it - usually it would. It also tends to hang when im not using the processor above 50% for a long time. Ive jumped the voltage on my overclock - 220 x 10 @1.45. It seems a little more stable - it hasnt crashed as of yet :/

I know i dont have a memory hole - i ran Memtest86+ for a good 5 hours and no errors - i can run superpi, prime95 and fold for as long as i want. Im stumped.

im going to reinstall XP to see if it was the AMD power management crap the mobo installed.

Any comments?
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post #2 of 9
What bios revision?

As for the AMD drivers and utilities, those can all be turned off in bios (95% of the time)

***EDIT

You need AT LEAST version 11 for Rev E (Venice) support. Here is a link to version 13 http://www.abit-usa.com/downloads/do.../ax8/ax813.exe
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latest

it was an XP driver it installed - im never going to run the auto setups on the mobo disks again :rollseyes:
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thanks - ill do that patch now
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post #5 of 9
There is nothing wrong with the drivers that are installed for AMD's. It should not be causing your instability (and is most likely not).

If you feel a fresh install is the way to go, then go ahead. I think it's something else though.
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post #6 of 9
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bios reflashed - i already had revision 13
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post #7 of 9
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im reinstalling windows onto my laptop so i can back my stuff up - i had kubuntu on and it wouldnt let me be the root user - so im going back to xp with madrake dual boot (off topic)

ill reinstall XP with SP2 and .net. I will only install the SATA\\RAID drivers for my mobo. Does any one have any software that would tell me whats making it unstable (eg: CPU Overclock Unstable, Memory Hole, SATA etc)
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post #8 of 9
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my parents have just gotten me a graphics card. Its an ATI RX300 128. Itll see me over until i get my water cooling (eventually)

I can get this PCI 8mg one out now, lol
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post #9 of 9
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It turns out it was the graphics card. It hasnt hung for some time now - yet *touches wood*. Im oc'ing the x300 now - the core's hit 400+ and i still need to do the memory and the CPU etc.

Thanks for the help
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