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ASROCK and Gigabyte Wireless= ISSUE!

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I recently purchased a new ASROCK dual 939 motherboard. Currently, I am running with version 1.40 bios. The specs are as follows:

AMD 64 3700+ San Diego (stock speeds)
1024MB 3200 DDR (KINGMAX) (200mhz, stock speeds)
XFX 6600GT AGP 8x (stock speeds)
80GB WD 7200 rpm HDD
Gigabyte GN-WPEAG wireless card
420W Thermaltake PSU (+12V rail is 12.50-12.65. A little high, but not a problem)

The system performs very well without the wireless card (Gigabyte GN-WPEAG). However, when the wireless card is enabled, the system becomes very unstable, and crashes intermittently to this blue screen. I have already tested the wireless card in two other computers, it performs flawlessly without bluescreen, so its not the wireless card.


Stop: 0x0000009C (0x0000004, 0x80545FF0, 0xB2000000, 0x0020F0F)

I am aware that this is a processor/RAM error. However, the error only occurs when the wireless card is enabled. These are the things I have already attempted to solve the problem with:

- Newest drivers for EVERYTHING
- BIOS flash (1.20 to 1.40)
- Scandisk
- Defrag
- Prime 95 test (no CPU errors)
- Memtest86 test (no errors. all tests passed)
- Reseat PCI wireless card
-Change wireless card slot to 2nd from bottom

My processor/gpu/mobo temps are all VERY low and stable. The machine performs well in gaming, and all other applications, but crashes with the wireless card. Is there a known workaround for this problem? Or is this chipset NOT compatible with this card? Or, do I need to RMA my motherboard, and try a new board? Please help, this is driving me insane!

Thanks for your help

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As you say the system runs with no issues when the wireless card is installed.

Have you tried the wireless card in another computer? If that one then starts misbehaving you most likely have a faulty card. (yes you've done that, I wasn't reading properly)

Your Windows installation could be a bit flakey - tried a repair?

Edited by Neil Jones, 21 November 2005 - 03:58 AM.

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