System Freezes

By Tidus
May 28, 2006
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  1. cjb

    cjb Newcomer, in training Posts: 54

    os reader,

    I regretibly bought the ATI 9550 256 MB and have had relentless irritation from restarts and the problems you talk about. I think there are a few compatibility issues with that card and its best just to sata away from it all together. If all else fails just get a better card.
  2. osreader

    osreader Newcomer, in training

    cjb,

    I actually read all four pages of your dialogue with tech support and your attempt to resolve your problems, in hopes of finding insight into mine. Alas! There was none! Have you resolved your issues? Or did you give up and get another card?

    I think that I am going to end up getting another card, but I want to find out any potential compatability problems beforehand - any suggestions?
  3. Tidus

    Tidus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I wish I could say that the Radeon 9550 card I have(had) was incompatible with my system, however in my case it does not seem to be that as I tried a different card (Nvida Geforce4 Ti 4200) and the system still lock up. I also did run a memtest86 overnight (Runned for about 14 hours) and got no errors which itself if the test is accurate indicated that this is not caused by a faulty memory. So right now I think its either my PSU that is bad or my CPU is faulty.

    After running SpeedFan I could see that my temps are all fine, however I am wondering if the readings of my +3,3V, +12V and +5 is ok or if it indicates that the PSU may be failing.

    +3,3V = 3,12V
    +5V = 4,92V
    +12V = 11,67V
    -12V = 0,97V
    -5V = 2,19V
    +5VSB = 5,38V

    Also when it comes to Nvidia Geforce4 Ti 4200 I doubt it is incompatible with my system as my chipset is a Nvidia nForce2 Ultra 400 / MCP-RAID which I would think a Nvidia graphic card with a Nvidia chipset would run stable.

    Anyways I hope you get a solution to your problem and I get a solution to my problem.

    Btw can anyone tell me if this PSU: http://www.northq.com/products/powersupply/nq4001al.html is a good or a bad one? Thinking of buying it.
  4. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Posts: 461

    osreader

    do a roll back to sp1

    sp2 give me alot of freezing too when i play Lineage2

    not sure it would help but it worth the try since sp2 only add in stuff to protect you from hacker, a firewall could do all that as well...
  5. Tidus

    Tidus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    So what about my problem?
  6. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Posts: 461

    try rerolling to sp1 as well and uninstall any programs you doesn't use alot.

    finally, use Ad Aware scan for spyware, restart pc go into Bios setting and set to "Optomize default"

    thats what i do to get my problem fix
  7. Tidus

    Tidus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ok, but how do I reroll back to SP1 when SP2 was installed already and came with the XP cd. It does not show in Add/Remove programs list. I am also using a OEM version of XP.
  8. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Posts: 461

    Try DL sp1 and overwrite sp2, not sure that would work, but i would save a restore point before doing that.
  9. Tidus

    Tidus Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ok just to let everyone know. I took the advice and bought a new PSU which is a ThermalTake TR2-500W with the current amps:

    +3,3V = 30A
    +5V = 28A
    +12V1 = 14A
    +12V2 = 15A
    -12V = 0,3A
    +5VSB = 2,0A

    And guess what, the computer still freezes in games and benchmark which really tells me that it can't be the PSU which causes this as this PSU got a Dual +12V Rails.

    So what else may cause this problem?!

    I finally fixed my problem, it turned out that there must have been some problems with my memory as I borrowed a memory brick from a friend of mine and then everything seems to run stable.
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