Continuing stability problems with AMD/ Abit NF7 system

By JoeBot ยท 8 replies
Sep 9, 2005
  1. system Specs:

    MB: Abit NF7 (v 2.0) with BIOS 27 (latest)


    Nvidia GFORCE FX5200 128 mb ddr 8xAGP
    (i have also tried a GFROCE FX5200 256 mb ddr PCI, but no joy!)

    MEM: 512 MB DDR 333 crucial RAM ( single stick)

    CPU: AMD athlonxp 2800

    PSU:Tagan TG480-U01 480W ATX / EPS Power Supply

    HDD: 120gb 7200 rpm maxtror

    other drives: 3.5" FDD, DVD+/- r/wr drive (generic)

    OS: win xp SP2


    so the system seams stable enough

    but when i run GTA3 or a similar app ( including music producion apps)

    i get the following crash ( i have turned off instant restart so i can see the info on blue screen


    STOP: 0x000000d1(0xF8C0ED10, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF37DEB03)

    nvmcp.sys - address F37DEB03 base at f3783000


    all my dirvers are uptodate

    have done clean install of os but no change :(

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Please would you take a few moments to read this post. A message for all newcomers. Thanks.

    The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.

    Test your ram.

    Download and run the Memtest86+ programme from

    Let the programme run for at least seven passes.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. JoeBot

    JoeBot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thnks for the responce howard,

    I'll updat my profile tonite

    I have run memtest86+ with no errors reported

    how do i test for damaged pagefiles?infact what are page files?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look HERE for a list of trouble shooting Windows stop messages.

    You might also want to take a look at this thread HERE

    Regards Howard :) :)
  5. JoeBot

    JoeBot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cheers man,

    this is probably the most helpful forum in the world!
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    A pagefile(swapfile) is an area of your hard drive that Windows uses as virtual memory.

    Normally your pagefile should be set to about 1.5X the ammount of ram you have. I.E for 512mb of ram a pagefle size of 768mb should be ok.

    You can set/change your page file by right clicking my computer, and selecting properties, then the advanced tab, then under the performance box click settings, and then the advanced tab. Under the virtual memory box click change. Click on the custom size button. Now enter the minimum and the maximum pagefile size. I have my pagefile set to 768mb for both minimum and maximum.

    If you suspect that your pagefile has become corrupt, then you should set your pagefile to 0mb. Don`t restart your system yet. Now run chkdsk c: /f /r and restart your computer.

    Once your computer has restarted, and the chkdsk has run, reset you pagefile to 1.5X the ammount of ram you have. Now restart your computer again.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. mr666

    mr666 TS Rookie

    --ops wrong board.. sorry--
  8. Uber Noob

    Uber Noob TS Rookie

    i have found that the real problem for that stop message is that you graphics card is sharring and irq and it doesnt like it. never put a pci card in the first slot under the agp if you use agp. my advice is to move thew cards around until you find that your system is soldid and call it a day.
  9. JoeBot

    JoeBot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks but i have no pci card installed

    i have since replace my mother board

    the system is now alot more stable however still crashes intermitedly when playing games

    so i'm saving up for replacemnt gfx next

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