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Driver error?

By nst
May 31, 2007
  1. Hi guys, don't post here often, so apologies in advance if I do something illegal. As far as I can gather, I should be posting in the right forum. I've been having system stability problems for awhile, but the system seemed to have stabilised until recently when it started acting up again.

    Have tried the steps in the sticky above on refreshing the page file. defragging etc. Problem still hasn't gone away. All rams have cleared 7 cycles of memtest at 2.65 volts and 2.6 volts without problems, though everything has been reset to stock already.

    My system specs are as follows :
    AMD 64X2 4200+
    MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum
    2 x 512mb Kingston CH5 PC3200 DDR
    2 x 512mb Mushkin Black Line BH5 DDR
    Inno 6600GT 128mb
    Creative Audugy ZS Platinum
    BenQ 1640
    Gigabyte CD-RW
    Hitachi/IBM 80GB SATA II
    Western Digital 240GB SATA HD
    Verudium Vortex 430W

    Am fairly sure its not a power issue and the core temp never exceeds 49 degrees even at full load. Its about 44/45 idle. Am guessing it might be the soundcard though... Anyone able to help?

    Would be most grateful for any assistance and thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    You do have an unstable system there NST...

    I'm going to take a stab at this. Your motherboard has an Nvidia chipset? The Nvidia network adapter driver is at fault.

    Look here for info and a fix:

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=9088
     
  3. nst

    nst TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm, there is a slight problem though... those drivers are for a Nforce 3 chipset. Mine is Nforce 4.... i'm not sure if the drivers are the same...
     
  4. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    I think you have a hardware problem. How long have you had that RAM setup? Memtest isn't perfect.
     
  5. nst

    nst TS Rookie Topic Starter

    long. have had the ram setup for 2 yrs. it was operating fine when the system was first set up
     
  6. nst

    nst TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone? would appreciate the help...
     
  7. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    For some reason I'm unable to format all of your dumps correctly, i.e. wrong symbols error. The one that looks to be hardware related is one of them.

    Follow the instructions at the end of this THREAD and attach the txt file for dump Mini052907-03.dmp.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    peterdiva you may need to reload the Symbol files... They have gone corrupt on me before.

    Minidumps point to:

    Ntoskrnl.exe
    Nvnrm.sys
    Amdk8.sys
    Nvata.sys


    It's time to perform a Google search on these yourself NST. I have done what I can
     
  9. nst

    nst TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the assistance peter and tmagic. I'll try testing out manually to see if I can isolate the problem via the four mentioned files. peter, not sure if this is the right text file. DO let me know if it isn't. thanks again.
     
  10. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    It should have more info in it. See below.
     
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