Problems with PC...

rex1825

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Hi there, I'm new here, so first of all, hi to all!

OK, here is my problem, I have
AMD Athlon 64 6400+ X2 BE stock
Asus M2N-E SLi Mobo
2x 1GB DDR2 800MHz PQi
Asus AMD 4870 514MB 750/900
2x WD 320GB (AAKS & KS)
LG DVD-ROM
LiteOn CD-RW
NEC DVD-RW
SB Live! 5.1 Digital
Corsair TX750

Peripheral:
MX510 USB
BTC8190 PS/2
Altec Lansing 500 4.1system
Asus MK241H
Samsung 730BF

...my problem is, that my PC sometimes puts out BSOD 0x000000D1 (or is it 1D), but most times it just reset's or lock's up, or even lock's up with strange graphic glitch in left upper corrner, some red rectangle or something!
I recently changed PSU to TX750 (before Antec TP430), GFX to AMD 4870 (before Asus 8800GTS G80) I tought its problem with low power PSU & graphic problem, but no, problem still persists, I even upgraded BIOS on my MoBo, but still nothing!
When I test memory, nothing happends, its OK, but if I put it to DualChannel, in MemTests it shows from 40% of testing a inverse, that is if its writen 00011000, it's reads from it 11100111!!!
Also, is this MoBo too weak for all this?
Right now I don't have much to change all this, but soon I'll change MoBo to DFL LanParty DK M2RSH & 2x2GB of Geil Plus 5-5-5-15 @ 1066MHz, it's best what I can find for my need!
But this must wait, what sould I do till then?

Oh yes, it happends only when I play games, especially WoW, sometimes on Pcsx2 emu, other games usualy go without this!

Cheers, & tnx...
 

rex1825

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CPU is in range of 30-32 idle & 42-49 full load, I have Cooler Master Hyper TX2 on it, so I don't think it's CPU!

RAM is on default in BIOS, nothing changed, didn't even OC-ed PC!

Cheers...
 
What is the exact model of your RAM? It's always a good idea to manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage even if you're not overclocking your system. A lot of RAM is rated to run at over the 1.8v DDR2 standard and will run underclocked with loose timings until manually set. The motherboard manufacturers have to do this for compatibility reasons or any RAM that needed more than 1.8v to run wouldn't work.
 

rex1825

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It's more like that power series, but latencies are 5-5-5-18 instead of 5-5-5-15!
Here is a pic from CPU-z

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Cheers...
 

rex1825

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...oh, lol, ok here is it (hope admins wont get angry)
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, Windsor, Brand ID4, Socket AM2 (940)
90nm 1.408V, F 3 3, F 43 JH-F3, 3216.6 x16
Mobo
ASUSTek M2N-E SLi 1.xx
nVidia nForce4 A3
nVidia nForce4 MCP
BIOS 1204 09/18/2008
PCI-e x16
Memo (Bouth modules same)
1024MB PC2-6400, PQI corp.
400MHz CAS 5.0, RAStoCAS 5, RAS Pre 5, tRAS 18 tRC 23, 1.8V
but memory is working on settings 402.0MHz, CPU/8, 5.0-5-5-18-24 CR 2T

Tnx, cheers...
 

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I had this problem when i put together a rig the other day. The board was auto detecting the ram at higher timings than the manufacture specs. So i manuel went in and changed them to the manufactures specs. This then caused me to get BSOD's. Its just that the timings are messed up (even though there right).

What I did to fix the problem:
I first did a quick bios update. Then I set the manufactures specs of the ram again and it ran like a champ. Overall I think this problem lies not that you have failing hardware but your bios setup.

Also looking at your CPU-z screenshot it says your running in single channel mode. You want to use dual channel.
 
No, I think it's your memory. If you can, try the memory in another system. I suspect that your RAM just isn't meant to operate in dual channel mode, or if it is then perhaps your motherboard just doesn't like it. If you can test the RAM in another system and get the same kinds of problems RMA the Ram. You could also buy another set of RAM from new egg and if that runs good, well then RMA the pqi :).
 

rex1825

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...well, I have to dissapoint you, it doesn't work even with 3rd stick of RAM, wich I took today from my job, Transcend 1GB DDRII 800 CL5

So, I really don't know what now, is CPU fault?

Cheers...
 

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OK, I found a solution, it seems that Asus didn't fully support this 6400+ CPU, & it seems that it can get enought juice to run, so here is what I did, allthou this is not final, maybe it will still make problems, I reducet CPU mp on x12 a Vcore on 1.35V, we will see how it's going to run!

Later I will try bouth modules of memory, so I'll post what I found out!

Cheers...