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#346
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you silly mortal...

I admire your sheer persistence with this!! I thought I had issues with my PC randomly rebooting / Blue screening since May - but this goes way back!

BTW, I'm also using an Asus MB, (P5LD2-VM MQ) and have also tried new RAM, I have a new SATA II drive etc... like you, my PC runs fine in Safe Mode with networking - frustrating!

I hope this isn't a waste of a post - but I just wanted to say good luck.

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I agree with clickright you ither have a bad CPU or a bad motherboard.
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Well since I've already replaced the Mobo I'm going to try replacing the CPU.
I've come into some money recently so I'll be looking for another socket 939 processor, problem is hardly anybody is selling them anymore. I really hope I don't have to go ebaying for something like this\.
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Try some smaller local stores, some might have older stock they want to get rid of I imagine. If you must, you could probably RMA with Intel if it's a retail CPU, I'm sure they'll agree it's toast.
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I live in too small a town for any local places to have the stuff in stock. I didn't think to RMA with AMD though, thanks for the idea.
What should I tell them to convince them its toast?
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Tell em the truth. Tell them you replaced this, this, this and this and my system still fails Prime95 etc.; I've got the voltage set correctly etc. If they don't believe you've exhausted every effort, you may have to hang up and lie (though try not to if you don't have to) and say that you have indeed tried another AMD CPU and it didn't exhibit these problems.
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OK, I installed the new CPU (AMD 64 X2 4400+) and all that jazz.

But now I've got a new problem.

Nothing shows up on either one of my screens!!!! :blink: :whistling:

I've tried rebooting, the computer, re-seating the card, and switching the monitor cables. EDIT: I have tried swapping in a new video card, NO DICE.
(edit: yes the monitors are turned on)

Please help me...

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 17 July 2007 - 12:38 PM.

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Try Clearing your CMOS by using the jumper on your motherboard or pulling the battery (with power removed, of course) for a while.
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Oh my gosh it worked.

Many thanks to you kind sir! :whistling:
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One thing is kind of strange though.

I bought an AMD 64 X2 4400+ but the motherboard bios say I installed an FX-55.
I haven't yet booted windows so I don't know if this is a problem, but it sure is strange.
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Oh my gosh it worked.

Many thanks to you kind sir! :whistling:


You're very welcome :blink: You better have a stable system now!
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You're very welcome :whistling: You better have a stable system now!


I wish I could say I did. It seems that whenevery I open up the case, the next time that I boot up I get a "error loading operating system" message right before the end of POST. The last time this happened it said something about inserting the system disk and when I did it found the windows installation and I exited the system disk and it booted.

Not this time though. I'm going to try unhooking all my other disks to see if that helps.
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YAY windows booted!

I think what happened is that when I reset the CMOS memory that the hard disk priority got switched around. Meaning that my IDE drive was first in line and the SATAs were second.
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The CPU that the guy sold me really is an FX-55. But I installed it anyway just for kicks.

I'm still failing prime95 tests.
Heres the log:

[Jul 17 23:51] Work thread starting
[Jul 17 23:51] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
[Jul 17 23:51] Please read stress.txt. Choose Test/Stop to end this test.
[Jul 17 23:51] Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using FFT length 1024K.
[Jul 17 23:52] FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.4921875, expected less than 0.4
[Jul 17 23:52] Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
[Jul 17 23:52] Torture Test ran 1 minutes - 1 errors, 0 warnings.
[Jul 17 23:52] Work thread stopped.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 17 July 2007 - 10:09 PM.

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OK, I've another CPU in here that is known to be stable. Things were fine until I ran prime95, then my computer froze.

I've only gotten the chance to run it once though, now I'm off to work

BTW the current CPU is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+.
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