I had a AMD X2 socket 939 system **** out on me, the motherboard died. So I bought:
Asus P5N32-E SLI (Nvidia 680I chipset)
Intel core2Duo E6750 (2.67Ghz/1333FSB)
4x1GB Crucial BalistiX PC8500 DDR2 memory
Other than that my system is:
650W Power Supply Unit
4 HDD's (2x sata, 2x P-ata)
USB DVD burner
Other parts used for testing:
560W Power Supply Unit
GF 6800 GT
Now this new system keeps crashing when I watch video files like tv series or movies ( divX, Xvid ). Total crash, hard reset needed. sound from video looping. IE: " I have to go to go to go to go to go to go"
I have tried different media programs, media player, media player classics, winamp. And different codec packs. Klite, FFshow ++
I have tried 2 diffrent Power Supply Unit's, 2 different video card, 2 diffrent sets of memory sticks. The only hardware that has stayed the same is the Cpu and the motherboard during testing. Drivers has been updated and the Windows install was fresh (one week old)
I can watch streaming through sopcast or watch videos on youtube without the computer crashing, but with any file using a media program like mediaplayer and codecs the computer crashes. It has been like this since I put it together a week ago.
Also, Its more unstable with 4 Dimms than with 2. The memory is PC8500 and should do 1066Mhz, but with 4 dimms I can't get it over 833. But with 2 Dimms the computer is stable except during DivX/Xvid playback. Like I said, I have tried diffrenet packs and packs that worked fine on my old computer.
I suspect the motherboard is the problem, but I was wondering if anyone has experienced something like this, It's so wierd it only crashes when I play videos, never during 3D gaming. So it could be software.
I really don't want to send the Motherboard or CPU back, coz then I will be without a computer for about 8-10 days.
CPU temp: 32-45 C
sytem temp: 28-34 C
It's also stable during stresstest programs and don't give errors even at 3.6Ghz, 1800Mhz FSB and memory on 1040 + overclocked timings (with 2 Dimms). But if I start up a video even underclocked (CPU:2400, FSB:1200, RAM:600), Freeze within 30 mins.
Also, I installed WinXP64 first but had so many bluescreens that I abandomed 64 bit, even with Windows and drivers fully updated.
Edited by Spookyashell, 09 December 2007 - 12:00 AM.