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post #11 of 20
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It has 18A on the +12V rail. I couldn't tell you if they were stable or not though. I don't have a multimeter.
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post #12 of 20
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Turns out that Memtest failed horriably overnight. Trying a new stick of memory.
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post #13 of 20
Also don't overlook the PSU stability and supply issue.
If you are getting major dips in voltage this is going to drive up the current consumption which in turn then loads down the output transistors and the cycle of supply get very vicious and hey presto when requiring full load from it you get your failures.

Also as indicated by a few members raise that Vcore up to 1.70V at least.

cheers

edit : lower voltage = higher current draw = higher energy generated = higher loads on output circuit
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Yea I know how voltage and everything works, its just that I can't ajust anything on this motherboard.

Unless someone wants to help me find a non-compaq BIOS?
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Hollowman8904
Yea I know how voltage and everything works, its just that I can't ajust anything on this motherboard.

Unless someone wants to help me find a non-compaq BIOS?
Was talking about the PSU.

Bugger you can't raise the Vcore...no jumper settings on the motherboard either ?
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post #16 of 20
I'd say that it is the memory. If it's not that, I'd be happy to test and see if the CPU is a problem.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Hollowman8904
Yea I know how voltage and everything works, its just that I can't ajust anything on this motherboard.

Unless someone wants to help me find a non-compaq BIOS?

Maybe a simple compaq - bios update could do the trick, dounno if they update the bioses of their mobos. Just a thaught...
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post #18 of 20
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Well my first stick of memory failed memtest86. I dunno how long it took, because the screen was a bunch of symbols.

My second stick failed in 24 minutes. I know they are not both bad, so I am trying the first stick in the second slot (maybe the first slot is bad).
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post #19 of 20
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Well, all sticks failed in that computer, even another two that I had running in another machine that I know were fine.

So its either the motherboard or the CPU. (Or PSU, I'm trying that out right now)
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post #20 of 20
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Well....

I was GOING to clean off compaq's thermalpaste and reseat the heatsink. But there was no cleaning to do. The idiots at compaq didn't put any thermal paste on (im dead serious, I took the heatsink off and the CPU die was shining up at me, completely clean (none on the heatsink either))

So I am off to put some AS5 on it and see how much happier it is.
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