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I have a Soyo mb running XP SP1 and have had numerous problems with it crashing. Now it is to the point that I have removed the mb from the case and it will function semi correctly and in the case I cannot get it to function at all any suggestions??
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I would say you may have case short, but what do you mean it functions "semi-correctly" when removed?

Coincidentally, I had a Soyo mobo that had a similar problem. Sometimes it would refuse to boot in the case, I'd remove it, and it would work fine. I checked very carefully for case shorts, and never saw anything. It would work fine for a few months, and then one day it would refuse to post. I'd remove and replace, and it would work again. I never did figure out what was wrong with that one.
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It works ok for awhile and will freeze up or crash is what I meant by semi correctly(sorry). I have placed washers between the mb and standoffs and also the screws. I have replaced the ram, started it without any devices attached and addthem 1 by 1 until they are all coected then the same outcome. This thing is making me nuts. Tech support still says it is functioning "correctly". So I am up for suggestions if you have any.
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See if you can complete this memory test: http://www.memtest86.com

It checks memory, but also your mobo and CPU.

Installation
===============
Memtest86 is a stand alone program that cannot be executed under windows and must
be loaded from a floppy disk.

To install Memtest86:
- Extract the files from the zip archive
- Open the directory where the files were extracted and click on "install.bat".
- The install program will prompt you for the floppy drive and also prompt you to
insert a blank floppy.
- To run Memtest86 leave the floppy in the drive and reboot.

NOTE: After the boot floppy has been created you will not be able to read the floppy
from windows. This is normal.
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Thanks I will give it a try and let you know how it went.
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