On bored GPU issues? Crash? Help?

By GoldenGypsy ยท 8 replies
Jul 5, 2007
  1. On board GPU issues? Crash? Help?

    I bought the following system from scratch recently and built it this morning

    Asus M2N-VM DH
    AMD x2 4600+ 25ghz AM2
    Maxtor 250GB SATA
    NEC Optaric IDE DVD-RW
    Windows XP Professional

    The motherbord has onboard GPU which i was hoping to use. Im experiencing a huge problem with it though!

    The PC seems to have trouble booting in the first place. When it does boot the monitor does not always receive a picture.

    Once i have mannaged to get the computer on and an image on the monitor (normaly after about 3 attempts) the GPU appears to crash. See image - [​IMG]

    The actual computer apears to remain oporational. This "crash" does not only happen in windows but also on DOS and Bios which makes me wonder if it is a more serious issue than drivers and incorect settings?? I dont even know that it is the GPU at fault i just presumed

    What is the problem and how can it be fixed?

    When on windows i have also noticed that the sound doesnt work and the driver on the motherboard support CD doesnt instal because it cannot locate "HDA Audio Bus driver". I expect this will be an easier one to fix

    thanks for any help

    EDIT: Iv tried removing the battery and doing the CMOS. Also got a 1003 bios update for the board. I just dont understand wtf is rong with it and im stressed out with it.
  2. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry im going to bump the thread.....im desparate

    Would it help if i bought a PCI-E video card (i was going to buy one for the machine anyway but not yet). Could this help the problem.

    I have my suspisions that it is the Onboard GPU driver because it did work more reliably with the standard ASUS drivers than the ones i downloaded from nVidia. Suppose i should chec for updated ASUS drivers.
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Bios isn't using your Asus/Nvidia drivers so it isn't that.

    Disassemble and check that you haven't got any shorts - start again and make sure all connections are made correctly.

    It 'could' be a bad computer to LCD cable or a loose/broken connection/pin therein - check that first.
  4. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks....il have a double chec 2moz....may try assemable outside the case cus its micro atx so i cant realy see what im doing.

    Iv had enuf....got the parts at about 8 this morning and its 9pm now. Just got everything instaled and then it started doing this.
  5. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that, same result.

    Its tempramental which is ominous. If it just didnt work maybe it could be bad hardware but it has worked and does if i reset the CMOS

    Motherboard faulty? im stil waiting for a reply from Asus
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Maybe you need a BIOS upgrade? Failing that and all else, I think an RMA is in order...
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    On a successful boot, check that the HAL is for an ACPI Multiprocessor cpu (System Information, Computer will display that).

    Does that mobo have a 4 or 6 pin ADDITIONAL' power plug and is it connected?
  8. GoldenGypsy

    GoldenGypsy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks.....its a 4pin connector and it is connected.

    Can you explain the first thing u said about muliproccessors in laymans terms cus i didnt understand it...sorry

    Asus got back to me told me to update the bios and apply 0.1+ volts across the memory. Which i did and no difference. But full marks for speed of reply.

    thanks for your help
  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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