k7s5a locks uphelp

By smartymarty01 ยท 4 replies
Jan 6, 2004
  1. hi -me cpu locks up more and more amd2000 running at 1.6 if lucky 1250 if unlucky with 512 of sdram was gonna up grade never rand right using sound card and graphic card as well anyone no of problems with this board cheers
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Using some punctuation might help make your message more readable.
    What is your OS and what exactly locks up?
  3. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 160

    We need more to go on to help you, what rating Psu have you, have you the latest bios for your mobo, what fsb have you got it set at. Does it run ok with sound card removed. Which stage and what is displayed on the screen when it locks up. Is it random or same time everytime?
    What setting are in your bios for memory, graphics, cpu?

    The more details you can give us the better chance we have of helping you :)
  4. tripleione

    tripleione TS Rookie Posts: 154

    If you have two sticks of SDR SDRAM, take one out as this board tends to freeze up when used with 2xPC133 RAM.

    Also, your freezes may be being caused by the K7S5A northbridge, as ECS used double sided tape instead of thermal paste to attach the heatsink to the northbridge. Double sided tape is horrible at conducting heat so the northbridge overheats and causes a freeze.
  5. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    :grinthumb exactly.
    if you want to speed things up read through this forum http://pub65.ezboard.com/bk7s5amotherboardforum as it's dedicated to this mobo. everything you could want is already answered there somewhere.
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