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On bored GPU issues? Crash? Help?

By GoldenGypsy
Jul 5, 2007
  1. On board GPU issues? Crash? Help?

    I bought the following system from scratch recently and built it this morning

    Asus M2N-VM DH
    AMD x2 4600+ 25ghz AM2
    Maxtor 250GB SATA
    NEC Optaric IDE DVD-RW
    Windows XP Professional

    The motherbord has onboard GPU which i was hoping to use. Im experiencing a huge problem with it though!

    The PC seems to have trouble booting in the first place. When it does boot the monitor does not always receive a picture.

    Once i have mannaged to get the computer on and an image on the monitor (normaly after about 3 attempts) the GPU appears to crash. See image - [​IMG]

    The actual computer apears to remain oporational. This "crash" does not only happen in windows but also on DOS and Bios which makes me wonder if it is a more serious issue than drivers and incorect settings?? I dont even know that it is the GPU at fault i just presumed

    What is the problem and how can it be fixed?

    When on windows i have also noticed that the sound doesnt work and the driver on the motherboard support CD doesnt instal because it cannot locate "HDA Audio Bus driver". I expect this will be an easier one to fix

    thanks for any help

    EDIT: Iv tried removing the battery and doing the CMOS. Also got a 1003 bios update for the board. I just dont understand wtf is rong with it and im stressed out with it.
     
  2. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Sorry im going to bump the thread.....im desparate

    Would it help if i bought a PCI-E video card (i was going to buy one for the machine anyway but not yet). Could this help the problem.

    I have my suspisions that it is the Onboard GPU driver because it did work more reliably with the standard ASUS drivers than the ones i downloaded from nVidia. Suppose i should chec for updated ASUS drivers.
     
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Bios isn't using your Asus/Nvidia drivers so it isn't that.

    Disassemble and check that you haven't got any shorts - start again and make sure all connections are made correctly.

    It 'could' be a bad computer to LCD cable or a loose/broken connection/pin therein - check that first.
     
  4. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks....il have a double chec 2moz....may try assemable outside the case cus its micro atx so i cant realy see what im doing.

    Iv had enuf....got the parts at about 8 this morning and its 9pm now. Just got everything instaled and then it started doing this.
     
  5. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Tried that, same result.

    Its tempramental which is ominous. If it just didnt work maybe it could be bad hardware but it has worked and does if i reset the CMOS

    Motherboard faulty? im stil waiting for a reply from Asus
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Maybe you need a BIOS upgrade? Failing that and all else, I think an RMA is in order...
     
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    On a successful boot, check that the HAL is for an ACPI Multiprocessor cpu (System Information, Computer will display that).

    Does that mobo have a 4 or 6 pin ADDITIONAL' power plug and is it connected?
     
  8. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks.....its a 4pin connector and it is connected.

    Can you explain the first thing u said about muliproccessors in laymans terms cus i didnt understand it...sorry

    Asus got back to me told me to update the bios and apply 0.1+ volts across the memory. Which i did and no difference. But full marks for speed of reply.

    thanks for your help
     
  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

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