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Computer freezes, any solutions?

By vuga419
Feb 28, 2009
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  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Who knows, I find the whole thread a bit confusing :)

    Here's Memtest to test your Ram. Maybe that my just come up ok too :rolleyes:
  2. Sharam

    Sharam TS Rookie Posts: 538

    Well, at least he answers to Technochicken properly definitely not a thread anyone can learn something from :)

    I have no more suggestions just glad the board boots up.
  3. vuga419

    vuga419 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry sharam, @BIOS is the application I downloaded that auto updates the BIOS for you, at least thats what it says in my mobo manual, heres the page its on
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Utility_Model.aspx?ProductID=2551#anchor_os
    its first on the list, I installed that, clicked update, and the rest is history

    I've ran memtest on each stick of ram separately, but they each come up clean, but im not sure how long to run memtest, so how long should I run it?
  4. Sharam

    Sharam TS Rookie Posts: 538

    You want to do few passes to be sure there are no errors.

    So, it looks like the BIOS did update, that is good news, did you go to the BIOS Setup and load the defaults?

    I know you said it worked OK with one stick and you could game for some time, another good news.

    What happens again with both sticks?
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    7 Passes as I stated already in the guide !

    Also @Bios from here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/NewTech/old_motherboard_newtech/tech_a_bios.htm

    Did you do this:
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    3.Before you start.....
      	I. 	If your system supports Intel Hyper-Threading technology, please kindly disable the function in the BIOS.
      	II. 	Please close all applications and TSR (such as anti-virus program) under Windows to avoid unexpect error whiling BIOS update.
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  6. vuga419

    vuga419 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @Sharam: no, I didnt load defaults, but I was planning on it, I was caught up with my computer starting up again, and I havent tried both sticks yet, I think I already know whats going to happen, but I'll try

    @kimsland: no, I didnt close my applications when I was updating the BIOS, so should I update it again? I have never done 7 passes before, the most I've done was 4, so I'll retest the sticks again and see what I come up with
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'm not sure if it's now working ok or not (Bios wise) If it is then just leave it now
    But next time use the bootup Bios updating procedure (ie don't run it from inside Windows ;) )

    Just post back once the 7 Passes are done.
  8. vuga419

    vuga419 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, I managed to get one stick of ram to pass 7 passes, when the other stick was in the computer, it got to the memtest part once, and then froze, other times it wouldnt even post, so ill just assume its broken. I cant seem to get the mobo bios to install, I clicked on autoexex and FLASHSPI.EXE, saw a command prompt but nothing happened, you said here:

    when you said there are a few steps you have not explained yet, what did u mean? how am I supposed to properly update my BIOS?
  9. Sharam

    Sharam TS Rookie Posts: 538

    BIOS update was recommended to ensure the chipset knows how to control and communicate with your processor.

    You reported success with one stick. Without reading the whole thread, is the issue solved, as in when you run the system with one stick, are there any problems?

    The BIOS we pointed to, has to be ran in DOS mode using a bootable floppy or CD, I'm not certain if your board has EZ-Flash utility built in.

    Updating the BIOS will not fix your RAM.

    Download CPU-Z



    Once CPU-Z results come up, go to the last tab (about) do a registers dump and attach the text fiile in your next post.
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