New build, Dual video cards reboot system randomly/HANG

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBTLg==?=, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to it.

    XP PRO 64 oem
    500 w PSU
    A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    WD 740D Raptor sata
    Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    Two 7800 GT cards.

    This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two games
    I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI mode, the
    whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution, high or
    low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit the
    reset button.

    Order of events....

    1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from OEM CD
    but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I remember
    reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how. Where is
    software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps 4.
    Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.

    Summary of problems...

    1. Already stated
    2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work was the
    MB cd)
    3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install, it's not on
    manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS won't let me
    install.
    Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    --
    Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBTLg==?=, Nov 5, 2005
    #1
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    John Barnes Guest

    Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You probably
    will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS site.
    You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the floppy drive
    and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup disk.
    create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you want to
    install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my a8n-sli
    deluxe.

    "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to it.
    >
    > XP PRO 64 oem
    > 500 w PSU
    > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    > WD 740D Raptor sata
    > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    > Two 7800 GT cards.
    >
    > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two games
    > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI mode, the
    > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution, high
    > or
    > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit the
    > reset button.
    >
    > Order of events....
    >
    > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from OEM
    > CD
    > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I remember
    > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how. Where
    > is
    > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps 4.
    > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    >
    > Summary of problems...
    >
    > 1. Already stated
    > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work was
    > the
    > MB cd)
    > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install, it's not
    > on
    > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS won't let
    > me
    > install.
    > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    > --
    > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    John Barnes, Nov 5, 2005
    #2
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  3. Thanks so much John Barnes. Installed recommended BIOS for 64 bit Windows.
    Still have same problem. Thinking of clean reinstall but this time using F6
    to install 64 bit SATA driver for the raptor drive. Question is this
    necessary with a 3790 build version of the OS?
    --
    Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?


    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You probably
    > will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS site.
    > You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the floppy drive
    > and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup disk.
    > create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you want to
    > install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my a8n-sli
    > deluxe.
    >
    > "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to it.
    > >
    > > XP PRO 64 oem
    > > 500 w PSU
    > > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    > > WD 740D Raptor sata
    > > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    > > Two 7800 GT cards.
    > >
    > > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two games
    > > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI mode, the
    > > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution, high
    > > or
    > > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit the
    > > reset button.
    > >
    > > Order of events....
    > >
    > > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from OEM
    > > CD
    > > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I remember
    > > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how. Where
    > > is
    > > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps 4.
    > > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    > >
    > > Summary of problems...
    > >
    > > 1. Already stated
    > > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work was
    > > the
    > > MB cd)
    > > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install, it's not
    > > on
    > > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS won't let
    > > me
    > > install.
    > > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    > > --
    > > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBTLg==?=, Nov 5, 2005
    #3
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    John Barnes Guest

    1. You don't need the drivers for the install. (obviously)
    2. You can install the latest drivers when you do the chipset driver
    update, which you said you downloaded and installed.
    3. Have you installed ASUS probe. You might check to see if you have a
    mobo or cpu heat problem. Two minutes seem a little early, but !! If the
    cpu isn't properly seated or a good thermal paste used, especially in heavy
    gaming, could be.
    4. You might make sure you have the memory sticks in the recommended slots
    for your mobo. 2 sticks go into 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 on this board, and
    lastly
    5. you might run a memory tester.
    It doesn't sound like a software problem to me, but I'm no expert.


    "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks so much John Barnes. Installed recommended BIOS for 64 bit Windows.
    > Still have same problem. Thinking of clean reinstall but this time using
    > F6
    > to install 64 bit SATA driver for the raptor drive. Question is this
    > necessary with a 3790 build version of the OS?
    > --
    > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >
    >
    > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >
    >> Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You probably
    >> will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS site.
    >> You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the floppy
    >> drive
    >> and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup disk.
    >> create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you want
    >> to
    >> install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my a8n-sli
    >> deluxe.
    >>
    >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to
    >> > it.
    >> >
    >> > XP PRO 64 oem
    >> > 500 w PSU
    >> > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    >> > WD 740D Raptor sata
    >> > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    >> > Two 7800 GT cards.
    >> >
    >> > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two
    >> > games
    >> > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI mode,
    >> > the
    >> > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution,
    >> > high
    >> > or
    >> > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit
    >> > the
    >> > reset button.
    >> >
    >> > Order of events....
    >> >
    >> > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from
    >> > OEM
    >> > CD
    >> > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I remember
    >> > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how.
    >> > Where
    >> > is
    >> > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps 4.
    >> > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    >> >
    >> > Summary of problems...
    >> >
    >> > 1. Already stated
    >> > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work was
    >> > the
    >> > MB cd)
    >> > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install, it's
    >> > not
    >> > on
    >> > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS won't
    >> > let
    >> > me
    >> > install.
    >> > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    >> > --
    >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    John Barnes, Nov 5, 2005
    #4
  5. Thanks again John.

    Funny you mention PROBE. After running HL2 Lost Coast and exiting before
    hang or reboot I checked MB & CPU temps, both between 35 c to 39 c.

    Ram installed correctly. Latest chipset drivers from Nvidia. System is
    stable except in games. Sure would like to see Farcry in 64 bit rendering.
    Sli is worse than single card. Have the recommended 30+ amps on the 500w
    Thermaltake PSU to run both cards. Man I hope this isn't a power supply
    problem.

    Running as I write, a dvd movie, home page news video, internet radio
    station and both video cards running, probe says Cpu 32' c & MB 32' C .

    Have to iron this out and I can't do it without the help of nice folks like
    you.

    Thanks again Greg. S.


    --
    Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?


    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > 1. You don't need the drivers for the install. (obviously)
    > 2. You can install the latest drivers when you do the chipset driver
    > update, which you said you downloaded and installed.
    > 3. Have you installed ASUS probe. You might check to see if you have a
    > mobo or cpu heat problem. Two minutes seem a little early, but !! If the
    > cpu isn't properly seated or a good thermal paste used, especially in heavy
    > gaming, could be.
    > 4. You might make sure you have the memory sticks in the recommended slots
    > for your mobo. 2 sticks go into 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 on this board, and
    > lastly
    > 5. you might run a memory tester.
    > It doesn't sound like a software problem to me, but I'm no expert.
    >
    >
    > "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Thanks so much John Barnes. Installed recommended BIOS for 64 bit Windows.
    > > Still have same problem. Thinking of clean reinstall but this time using
    > > F6
    > > to install 64 bit SATA driver for the raptor drive. Question is this
    > > necessary with a 3790 build version of the OS?
    > > --
    > > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    > >
    > >
    > > "John Barnes" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You probably
    > >> will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS site.
    > >> You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the floppy
    > >> drive
    > >> and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup disk.
    > >> create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you want
    > >> to
    > >> install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my a8n-sli
    > >> deluxe.
    > >>
    > >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to
    > >> > it.
    > >> >
    > >> > XP PRO 64 oem
    > >> > 500 w PSU
    > >> > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    > >> > WD 740D Raptor sata
    > >> > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    > >> > Two 7800 GT cards.
    > >> >
    > >> > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two
    > >> > games
    > >> > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI mode,
    > >> > the
    > >> > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution,
    > >> > high
    > >> > or
    > >> > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit
    > >> > the
    > >> > reset button.
    > >> >
    > >> > Order of events....
    > >> >
    > >> > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from
    > >> > OEM
    > >> > CD
    > >> > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I remember
    > >> > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how.
    > >> > Where
    > >> > is
    > >> > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps 4.
    > >> > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    > >> >
    > >> > Summary of problems...
    > >> >
    > >> > 1. Already stated
    > >> > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work was
    > >> > the
    > >> > MB cd)
    > >> > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install, it's
    > >> > not
    > >> > on
    > >> > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS won't
    > >> > let
    > >> > me
    > >> > install.
    > >> > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    > >> > --
    > >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBTLg==?=, Nov 5, 2005
    #5
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    John Barnes Guest

    You can test your memory. Try running with 1 stick of memory at a time and
    you can run this http://www.memtest86.com/

    It's been a long time since I recall any games problems reported here.


    "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks again John.
    >
    > Funny you mention PROBE. After running HL2 Lost Coast and exiting before
    > hang or reboot I checked MB & CPU temps, both between 35 c to 39 c.
    >
    > Ram installed correctly. Latest chipset drivers from Nvidia. System is
    > stable except in games. Sure would like to see Farcry in 64 bit rendering.
    > Sli is worse than single card. Have the recommended 30+ amps on the 500w
    > Thermaltake PSU to run both cards. Man I hope this isn't a power supply
    > problem.
    >
    > Running as I write, a dvd movie, home page news video, internet radio
    > station and both video cards running, probe says Cpu 32' c & MB 32' C .
    >
    > Have to iron this out and I can't do it without the help of nice folks
    > like
    > you.
    >
    > Thanks again Greg. S.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >
    >
    > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >
    >> 1. You don't need the drivers for the install. (obviously)
    >> 2. You can install the latest drivers when you do the chipset driver
    >> update, which you said you downloaded and installed.
    >> 3. Have you installed ASUS probe. You might check to see if you have a
    >> mobo or cpu heat problem. Two minutes seem a little early, but !! If the
    >> cpu isn't properly seated or a good thermal paste used, especially in
    >> heavy
    >> gaming, could be.
    >> 4. You might make sure you have the memory sticks in the recommended
    >> slots
    >> for your mobo. 2 sticks go into 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 on this board, and
    >> lastly
    >> 5. you might run a memory tester.
    >> It doesn't sound like a software problem to me, but I'm no expert.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Thanks so much John Barnes. Installed recommended BIOS for 64 bit
    >> > Windows.
    >> > Still have same problem. Thinking of clean reinstall but this time
    >> > using
    >> > F6
    >> > to install 64 bit SATA driver for the raptor drive. Question is this
    >> > necessary with a 3790 build version of the OS?
    >> > --
    >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You
    >> >> probably
    >> >> will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS
    >> >> site.
    >> >> You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the floppy
    >> >> drive
    >> >> and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup disk.
    >> >> create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you
    >> >> want
    >> >> to
    >> >> install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my
    >> >> a8n-sli
    >> >> deluxe.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >> > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to
    >> >> > it.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > XP PRO 64 oem
    >> >> > 500 w PSU
    >> >> > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    >> >> > WD 740D Raptor sata
    >> >> > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    >> >> > Two 7800 GT cards.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two
    >> >> > games
    >> >> > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI
    >> >> > mode,
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution,
    >> >> > high
    >> >> > or
    >> >> > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > reset button.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Order of events....
    >> >> >
    >> >> > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from
    >> >> > OEM
    >> >> > CD
    >> >> > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I
    >> >> > remember
    >> >> > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how.
    >> >> > Where
    >> >> > is
    >> >> > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps
    >> >> > 4.
    >> >> > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Summary of problems...
    >> >> >
    >> >> > 1. Already stated
    >> >> > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work
    >> >> > was
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > MB cd)
    >> >> > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install,
    >> >> > it's
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > on
    >> >> > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS
    >> >> > won't
    >> >> > let
    >> >> > me
    >> >> > install.
    >> >> > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    John Barnes, Nov 5, 2005
    #6
  7. Installed amdcpu64....problem solved.

    HL2 Lost Coast all the way through even in 1600 x 1200 with everything maxed!

    Farcry 64bit a couple of hours @ 1600 x 1200 maxed...all I can say is WOW!

    I saved a long time to be able to afford to build this rig and thanks to
    great people like you and the many other geniuses a good 'ol cowboy like me
    can really ehjoy the fruits of my labor.

    Thanks for all your help!
    --
    Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?


    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > You can test your memory. Try running with 1 stick of memory at a time and
    > you can run this http://www.memtest86.com/
    >
    > It's been a long time since I recall any games problems reported here.
    >
    >
    > "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Thanks again John.
    > >
    > > Funny you mention PROBE. After running HL2 Lost Coast and exiting before
    > > hang or reboot I checked MB & CPU temps, both between 35 c to 39 c.
    > >
    > > Ram installed correctly. Latest chipset drivers from Nvidia. System is
    > > stable except in games. Sure would like to see Farcry in 64 bit rendering.
    > > Sli is worse than single card. Have the recommended 30+ amps on the 500w
    > > Thermaltake PSU to run both cards. Man I hope this isn't a power supply
    > > problem.
    > >
    > > Running as I write, a dvd movie, home page news video, internet radio
    > > station and both video cards running, probe says Cpu 32' c & MB 32' C .
    > >
    > > Have to iron this out and I can't do it without the help of nice folks
    > > like
    > > you.
    > >
    > > Thanks again Greg. S.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    > >
    > >
    > > "John Barnes" wrote:
    > >
    > >> 1. You don't need the drivers for the install. (obviously)
    > >> 2. You can install the latest drivers when you do the chipset driver
    > >> update, which you said you downloaded and installed.
    > >> 3. Have you installed ASUS probe. You might check to see if you have a
    > >> mobo or cpu heat problem. Two minutes seem a little early, but !! If the
    > >> cpu isn't properly seated or a good thermal paste used, especially in
    > >> heavy
    > >> gaming, could be.
    > >> 4. You might make sure you have the memory sticks in the recommended
    > >> slots
    > >> for your mobo. 2 sticks go into 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 on this board, and
    > >> lastly
    > >> 5. you might run a memory tester.
    > >> It doesn't sound like a software problem to me, but I'm no expert.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > Thanks so much John Barnes. Installed recommended BIOS for 64 bit
    > >> > Windows.
    > >> > Still have same problem. Thinking of clean reinstall but this time
    > >> > using
    > >> > F6
    > >> > to install 64 bit SATA driver for the raptor drive. Question is this
    > >> > necessary with a 3790 build version of the OS?
    > >> > --
    > >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You
    > >> >> probably
    > >> >> will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS
    > >> >> site.
    > >> >> You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the floppy
    > >> >> drive
    > >> >> and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup disk.
    > >> >> create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you
    > >> >> want
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my
    > >> >> a8n-sli
    > >> >> deluxe.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:...
    > >> >> > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me to
    > >> >> > it.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > XP PRO 64 oem
    > >> >> > 500 w PSU
    > >> >> > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    > >> >> > WD 740D Raptor sata
    > >> >> > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    > >> >> > Two 7800 GT cards.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the two
    > >> >> > games
    > >> >> > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI
    > >> >> > mode,
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any resolution,
    > >> >> > high
    > >> >> > or
    > >> >> > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to hit
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > reset button.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Order of events....
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS from
    > >> >> > OEM
    > >> >> > CD
    > >> >> > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I
    > >> >> > remember
    > >> >> > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so, how.
    > >> >> > Where
    > >> >> > is
    > >> >> > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps
    > >> >> > 4.
    > >> >> > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Summary of problems...
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > 1. Already stated
    > >> >> > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't work
    > >> >> > was
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > MB cd)
    > >> >> > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install,
    > >> >> > it's
    > >> >> > not
    > >> >> > on
    > >> >> > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS
    > >> >> > won't
    > >> >> > let
    > >> >> > me
    > >> >> > install.
    > >> >> > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBTLg==?=, Nov 6, 2005
    #7
  8. =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBTLg==?=

    John Barnes Guest

    Great that all is solved. Happy gaming


    "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Installed amdcpu64....problem solved.
    >
    > HL2 Lost Coast all the way through even in 1600 x 1200 with everything
    > maxed!
    >
    > Farcry 64bit a couple of hours @ 1600 x 1200 maxed...all I can say is WOW!
    >
    > I saved a long time to be able to afford to build this rig and thanks to
    > great people like you and the many other geniuses a good 'ol cowboy like
    > me
    > can really ehjoy the fruits of my labor.
    >
    > Thanks for all your help!
    > --
    > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >
    >
    > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >
    >> You can test your memory. Try running with 1 stick of memory at a time
    >> and
    >> you can run this http://www.memtest86.com/
    >>
    >> It's been a long time since I recall any games problems reported here.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Thanks again John.
    >> >
    >> > Funny you mention PROBE. After running HL2 Lost Coast and exiting
    >> > before
    >> > hang or reboot I checked MB & CPU temps, both between 35 c to 39 c.
    >> >
    >> > Ram installed correctly. Latest chipset drivers from Nvidia. System is
    >> > stable except in games. Sure would like to see Farcry in 64 bit
    >> > rendering.
    >> > Sli is worse than single card. Have the recommended 30+ amps on the
    >> > 500w
    >> > Thermaltake PSU to run both cards. Man I hope this isn't a power supply
    >> > problem.
    >> >
    >> > Running as I write, a dvd movie, home page news video, internet radio
    >> > station and both video cards running, probe says Cpu 32' c & MB 32' C .
    >> >
    >> > Have to iron this out and I can't do it without the help of nice folks
    >> > like
    >> > you.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks again Greg. S.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> 1. You don't need the drivers for the install. (obviously)
    >> >> 2. You can install the latest drivers when you do the chipset driver
    >> >> update, which you said you downloaded and installed.
    >> >> 3. Have you installed ASUS probe. You might check to see if you have
    >> >> a
    >> >> mobo or cpu heat problem. Two minutes seem a little early, but !! If
    >> >> the
    >> >> cpu isn't properly seated or a good thermal paste used, especially in
    >> >> heavy
    >> >> gaming, could be.
    >> >> 4. You might make sure you have the memory sticks in the recommended
    >> >> slots
    >> >> for your mobo. 2 sticks go into 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 on this board, and
    >> >> lastly
    >> >> 5. you might run a memory tester.
    >> >> It doesn't sound like a software problem to me, but I'm no expert.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >> > Thanks so much John Barnes. Installed recommended BIOS for 64 bit
    >> >> > Windows.
    >> >> > Still have same problem. Thinking of clean reinstall but this time
    >> >> > using
    >> >> > F6
    >> >> > to install 64 bit SATA driver for the raptor drive. Question is this
    >> >> > necessary with a 3790 build version of the OS?
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Most of the items on the mobo disk I received were 32-bit. You
    >> >> >> probably
    >> >> >> will need to download most of what you want or need from the ASUS
    >> >> >> site.
    >> >> >> You can make a boot disk from my computer, right click on the
    >> >> >> floppy
    >> >> >> drive
    >> >> >> and select format, one of the options will be create MS startup
    >> >> >> disk.
    >> >> >> create it, download and put AWDFLASH on it along with the bios you
    >> >> >> want
    >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> install. I am assuming that your mobo has an award bios, like my
    >> >> >> a8n-sli
    >> >> >> deluxe.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Greg S." <> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:...
    >> >> >> > Please take it easy...my first build. But please help or point me
    >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> > it.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > XP PRO 64 oem
    >> >> >> > 500 w PSU
    >> >> >> > A8N-SLI premium (asus)
    >> >> >> > WD 740D Raptor sata
    >> >> >> > Corsair Twinxpro DDR400 1 gig
    >> >> >> > Two 7800 GT cards.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > This is a pure gaming rig for me. Problem is that when I run the
    >> >> >> > two
    >> >> >> > games
    >> >> >> > I've installed so far (HL2 & Farcry patched), especially in SLI
    >> >> >> > mode,
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > whole system reboots after 1 or 2 minutes of play at any
    >> >> >> > resolution,
    >> >> >> > high
    >> >> >> > or
    >> >> >> > low. Sometimes it just hangs without self-rebooting so I have to
    >> >> >> > hit
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > reset button.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Order of events....
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > 1.Built computer 2. Turn on...WOW...logo screen 3. Install OS
    >> >> >> > from
    >> >> >> > OEM
    >> >> >> > CD
    >> >> >> > but at this point I didn't F6 and install SATA drivers that I
    >> >> >> > remember
    >> >> >> > reading something about somewhere. Do I have to do that? If so,
    >> >> >> > how.
    >> >> >> > Where
    >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> > software etc? The system recognizes the HD by brand if that helps
    >> >> >> > 4.
    >> >> >> > Downloaded/Installed...Chipset, Video, Sound etc.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Summary of problems...
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > 1. Already stated
    >> >> >> > 2. Can't install bios update utility ( the only CD that didn't
    >> >> >> > work
    >> >> >> > was
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > MB cd)
    >> >> >> > 3. Downloaded bios (on floppy) but have no idea how to install,
    >> >> >> > it's
    >> >> >> > not
    >> >> >> > on
    >> >> >> > manufactuers website, just the bios update utility that this OS
    >> >> >> > won't
    >> >> >> > let
    >> >> >> > me
    >> >> >> > install.
    >> >> >> > Any and all help much appreciated!!!
    >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> > Where am I going and what am I doing in this basket?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    John Barnes, Nov 6, 2005
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