problems with an asrock 939 duel sata 2 and a radeon x700 pci express

By Fetz · 11 replies
Apr 24, 2006
  1. hi im having problems with my sysytem freezing up or resetting my vpu in game constantly my system is:

    ASRock Duel SATA 2
    Radeon X700 256 mb Pci Express
    1GB Corsair matched ram
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 duel core processor 3800+

    I have looked through here with googles help and sort of seen help for this problem but any help someone can offer would be great
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Try running a memtest for a couple of hours (the more the better) & see what results you get.
  3. Fetz

    Fetz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the suggestion i will try it but i'm leaning towards it being a motherboard issue
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    doesn't sound like a mobo issue. sounds like a memory issue, or video card driver issue.

    also, did you go into your BIOS and chage the primary video to PCI-E, if you did not, then that may be the issue.
  5. Fetz

    Fetz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    done the the latest driver and bios and changed it to PCI-E too i have done a bit of looking round and there seems to be others with roughly the same problem as me
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you tried disabling the VPU recovery feature ?
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    i use the same mobo in my current system, and i've never had any probs with video (but I still use an AGP in mine, i haven't installed a PCI-E card in it yet)

    again, the symptoms that you are describing really don't point to a mobo problem. I tried searching and could not find any threads or articles with anybody else having an issue like yours with this board.
  8. Fetz

    Fetz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well seeing as i got this off this forum yesterday and hes having the same problem and if you read his replys he found a solution but it means replacing the bios of the mobo and graphics card i think others are having the same problem ;)

    i was hoping someone would be able to come up with an easier fix than this

    the only difference is hes using a x800gto an mines an x700
  9. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    if that's all it takes is a BIOS update, then what's the problem?

    just flash it and you'll be all set :)
  10. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    in case you're worried about flashing the BIOS, don't be... it's very easy.

    it can be flashed right from windows

    »Updating BIOS Procedures (from ASRock's website)...

  11. Fetz

    Fetz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    someone already put the latest BIOS on here from ASRock when i first started having problems, the fix is to put custom BIOS on it and i really wouldn't know where to start anyways i think i might just give up on this mainboard as i have found out that ASRock are known to have issues and i should be getting a new one sometime this week from a more well known company such as ASUS (yes i know they own ASRock) or some other as well known company, thanks for the help everyone
  12. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    just use the same flash utility or a DOS floppy to put the custom BIOS on. it's really not a big deal, you have put far more effort into avoiding a BIOS flash than it would've taken just to flash it in the first place.

    by the way, the latest BIOS from ASRock was just released yesterday, which means that you don't have the latest one.

    don't just go by mainboard brand alone, every brand name has good boards and bad boards. the ASRock name hasn't been known to be the best (ASUS designs them and ECS builds them), but the mobo you have has gotten very good reviews and is IMO one of the best boards you can get for the price.

    if you don't want it anymore, don't junk it... you could still get about $50 for it on ebay :)
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