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My Final Try....

By KoolGRIM ยท 12 replies
Jan 11, 2007

    I have all the latest drivers on my hardware (except for Video card)

    -Case= http://3btech.net/blandsibtstg.html

    -Power Supply= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103937

    -DVD-RW= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827106014

    -Cooling Devices= 3xhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835150007

    -HDD= http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1639147&Sku=TSD-160AS3

    -Monitor= http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=232500

    -Motherboard= http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=MB-KN9-SLI&c=pw

    -CPU= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103735

    -RAM= http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145590

    -Video Card= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127217


    Ok, I built my PC on August and i've had these problems ever since (dont ask me why I lasted so long with this messed up PC please). I really believe that this is a motherboard issue and I would like to RMA it back to Abit, but unfortunately I do not have the retail box it came with anymore. I would like to try to fix it before I try anything else:


    1. My PC randomly crashes in the following 3 ways:
    - Blue Screen of Death
    - PC restarts
    - PC totally freezes

    2. My USBs disable and enable each other over and over and over. My mouse stops functioning for like.........1 second.....then works again. also the keyboard. Eventually after so many Disables/Enables......the PC eventually crashes and I need to restart my PC again.

    3. I started getting this problem last month....when I turn my computer on I get a rather loud raddling noise coming from inside the case. It SOUNDS like something is caught in between a fan, but in fact there ISNT. I would check the fans inside the case and make sure there is nothing stuck on it, and restart my PC.....and it would STILL make that sound .Sometimes I wouldn't do anything but press the restart button and the noise would stop. So its obvious that this is NOT a fan issue. Anyone have any idea??


    Yesterday I decided to take down TWO Blue Screen of Death messages to figure out whats going on. Here's what I got:

    -Blue Screen 1:

    STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBFA84234, 0x8CE6CB20, 0x00000000)

    nv4_disp.dll - Address BFA84234 base at BF9D3000(<--could be wrong here), Date Stamp 45348129

    -Blue Screen 2:

    problem caused by: nv4_disp.dll


    STOP: 0x00000050 (0xEEB710FD, 0x00000000, 0xBFA84234, 0x0000002(<---could be wrong here))

    nv4_disp.dll - Address BFA84234 base at BF9D300, Datestamp 45348129

    PLEASE help me out here. this is my last chance to try to fix this. In a few days, i'll try to figure out what to do. probably buy a new motherboard from ASUS or something *looks at empty wallet and cries*
  2. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Why not?? Go get the latest drivers for your video card.

    A quick Google search of "nv4_disp.dll" reveals that it's the nVidia Display Driver. You need the latest driver for your graphics card. I would link you to it, but the Newegg link to your video card has been deactivated, so we don't know that card you have. Name it for us.

    For your first problem (the crashes), you can start a thread in the Windows OS board and attach a few of your Minidump files for TechSpot experts to have a look at them. They can likely tell you what's causing your crashes.

    I'm not really sure what might be wrong with your second problem about USB ports, mice/keyboards. Sorry.

    As for the third problem, I am also stumped. Rattling noise that disappears after restart...hmm...

    Good luck
  3. KoolGRIM

    KoolGRIM TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +423

    Try installing a utility like Speedfan to monitor your system temperatures and voltages. Although Antec is a good brand, the power supply might be causing some of your problems. I'm thinking some voltages are unstable or lower than their rated voltage.
  5. dalefarrell

    dalefarrell TS Rookie

    Vellly intelesting problems. Had the same once. The rattling sound may be the actuator arm in the hdd. It can cause erratic writes without making any noise. You can download testing software from the mfr. The best test I have ever found for a hdd test is installing an o/s. There is NO guarantee that new components are 100% out of the box. Good luck. Dale in Kent Washington
  6. KoolGRIM

    KoolGRIM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Good, because I plan on refomatting and installing Windows Vista RC2 next week anyway.
  7. Ressurrector

    Ressurrector TS Rookie Posts: 35

    "STOP: 0x0000008E " sounds like ram to me long number errors with blue screen gives it away for me you also got some crazy random symptoms goin on as well Now the sound your hearing could just be a resonance I had 1 do me like that once would sound like u had something in the fan but you didnt would make a noise till you hit the power supply or put your hand on it and I dont think that has anything to do with your wierd symptoms just a coincidence
  8. KoolGRIM

    KoolGRIM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, 2 days ago I installed AbitEQ. It turns out my DDR2 Voltages were "above normal". I changed the setting and fixed that problem. I havent had any restarts FOR TWO DAYS!! YAY

    However I still have the issue with the USBs. That MUST be a motherboard-related issue. I just dont see how it could be anything else. Does anyone know yet the cause of this?
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    How many USB devices are you using and what are they??
  10. KoolGRIM

    KoolGRIM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The FRONT: 2 USBs

    Not in Use. As a matter of fact, I haven't even enabled them and i've never connected them to the motherboard (yet).

    The BACK: 4 USBs

    - Logitech G15 LCD Keyboard
    - Razor Copperhead Mouse
    - Logitech Rumblepad 2 (joystick)
    - Zune Portable Media Player USB Charger (stopped working today)

    I wanna add that the Zune Charger does NOT work anymore. I have done NOTHING to the motherboard today so I have no idea whats going on. I plugged it in multiple USB ports and the Charger still refuses to work. All these random issues are getting on my nerves now :confused:
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    The only answer is that either the mobo or the psu is faulty!!
  12. KoolGRIM

    KoolGRIM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Although my RAM should be at 2.0V like the Tech Specs say when I bought it, I've had them on 1.8 all the time. I decided to try 2.0V.........my keyboard/mouse wouldn't even work on XP Startup. I restarted 3 times and still had the same keyboard/mouse issue. I returned to 1.8V and now I can use the keyboard/mouse again. Whats this about? Could this be a Power Supply issue then?
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This is a motherboard/memory issue... Specs "lie" sometimes. There are so many hardware combinations out there. How can anyone expect hardware vendors test all of them
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