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I found the time to run another Prime95 test and this was the result.
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Is it possible that something other than a bad CPU could cause a failed Prime95 test?
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I've gotten a blue screen right after clicking the shut down button.
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Ok so I decided that it couldn't hurt to try repairing windows, after that I noticed that ASUS Ai Booster says my CPU is clocked at 2000 MHz. The default is 2400 MHz. I'm not sure if this happened before or after the repair but I haven't changed it yet. After the repair I brought up some CSS to see if it crashed or blue screened, I played for like two and half hours and nothing of the sort. I'm going to run prime95 again and see what happens.
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Not much of an improvement it seems. :whistling:
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:whistling: :blink: :help: :help: :) :) :)


OK what parts have we replaced so far?
What Parts have we not replaced?
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The only parts I haven't replaced at one time or another is the fans (which work fine), the CD drive, and the lights that are never on anyway.

At one time I had bought an 80 gig drive for the OS. The OS isn't on that one anymore though.
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I found a new tool for us to take a look at those blue screens.

Download the offline crash diagnostic Here


Run the Offline Crash Diagnostic tool
After you save the WindowsXP-KB923800-ENU.exe file, follow these steps:
1. Double-click the WindowsXP-KB923800-ENU.exe file to install the Offline Crash Diagnostic tool.

The installer adds the Offline Crash Diagnostic tool files to the %Windir%\Pchealth\Helpctr\Binaries folder.
2. Click Start, click Run, type ocadiagnostic.exe, and then click OK to run the Offline Crash Diagnostic tool.
3. Agree to let the tool send information to Microsoft. Then, click Next.
The tool performs the following tasks:
• The tool determines the number of dump files on the computer.
• The tool finds any dump files that are located in the %Windir%\Minidump folder. You can choose to send all the dump files, or you can choose to send individual dump files.

Note The last 10 dump files to be created are collected. Dump files are not collected if they are more than one year old.
• The tool automatically sends the dump files to the Office Crash Diagnostic Microsoft database Web site for analysis.
• The tool downloads the response URLs.
• The tool displays the response IDs. The tool also provides hyperlinks to the Office Crash Diagnostic Web site.


Go ahead and report back with the response IDS.
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Oh boy, are you sure your RAM voltage and timings are set correctly?
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Go ahead and report back with the response IDS.


files attachedAttached File  result_IDs.zip   1.98KB   36 downloads

Oh boy, are you sure your RAM voltage and timings are set correctly?


No, I'm not. Because everything is set to auto and I don't know what the correct timings even are.
EDIT: using CPUz I have found that my current timings are 2.5-4-4-8
Also earlier when I mentioned the lower than normal clock speed, that was just a setting in ASUS Ai Booster. I changed it back.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 05 August 2007 - 09:40 PM.

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No, I'm not. Because everything is set to auto and I don't know what the correct timings even are.
EDIT: using CPUz I have found that my current timings are 2.5-4-4-8
Also earlier when I mentioned the lower than normal clock speed, that was just a setting in ASUS Ai Booster. I changed it back.


Can you give me the model of the RAM?
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The model number of the RAM is GE1GB3200BDCK= so says CPUz
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Hmm, you're probably alright there then (these passed memtest anyways, right?)

Specs say 2.5-4-4-8 @ 2.55V-2.65V.
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well, I will see if changing it to 8 does any good or not. if not i can always set it back.
EDIT also, windows update wants to install windows installer 3.1. But the installation keeps failing. What the...^^?

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 06 August 2007 - 09:30 AM.

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Tried running Prime95 with the new RAM setting and the computer froze.
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This happens every time I boot up. The mouse works fine though.
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Also that problem with windows update is still happening.
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Both of these things didn't ever happen until after I tried repairing windows.

Also I'm still freezing during the first few minutes of prime95 too.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 09 August 2007 - 01:22 PM.

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