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Reboot or System freeze with SLI Mode On

By Collie
Nov 30, 2007
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  1. I run a ASUS A8N32SLI Deluxe Board with a AMD X2 4200+ processor and 2GB RAM under Windows XP Prof SP2. The system has 2 SATA HDDs (ST3160812AS), which I run as Raid 0 Konfiguration. As Graphic Adapters I use 2 Gigabyte GV-NX66256DP2, but I am not very lucky with that configuration so far.

    If I enable SLI Mode the system freezes from time to time while playing games. Often times the freezes happen at the time the system access the HDDs. With SLI Mode off there are no system freezes.

    In both cases SLI on or off the system crashs frequently while playing games (for SLI on much more frequent, than for SLI off - but it happens for both cases) - if the system crashs, there are no error messages, etc - the system just reboots.... (I attach some minidumps) and hope someone can help me.

    By the way, I affraid not having enough power - so I upgrade to 600W power supply. Futhermore I upgarde the motherborads BIOS and install different NVIDIA display drivers (tested so far 78.01, 84.21 and 93.71) - no improvement at all....

    The only way playing games currently stable is to just install one of the graphic adapter into the motherboard. Does anybody knows how to fix that?
     
  2. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 544

    Are you running two identical graphics cards?? When you run SLI mode, both cards must be of the same make/model.
     
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    All four are crashed by the Nvidia IDE drivers, and this is a known problem. Uninstall them and use Windows' IDE drivers.

    BugCheck 100000D1, {4, 2, 0, ba5ee04b}
    Probably caused by : nvatabus.sys ( nvatabus+1304b )
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, Collie, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a moment to read the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

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    It's good to meet you and i hope you enjoy it here :)

    Post back and let us know how changing the IDE drivers goes.
     
  5. Collie

    Collie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply. I add my hardware configuration profile hoping it gets posted.

    Regarding IDE driver, I did not install the NVIDIA IDE driver. However I boot from the Raid 0 configuration and used the "F6" NVIDIA Raid installation disk for installing XP - this will install nvatabus.sys - if I do not use that disk, windows can not find the Raid array, .... so is there any way to get around it or use an alternative driver disk?

    By the way, I also tested the NVIDIA IDE driver before - same issue! After reading about problems with that IDE driver, I decided to not install them at the last complete new XP installation.
     
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Hello Collie and welcome to Techspot.

    I'm very pleased to meet you.

    Regards Jason :)
     
  7. luo1304

    luo1304 TS Rookie

    Nice to meet you.
     
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