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Strange Pentium D affinity issues

By funguseater
Nov 24, 2007
  1. Sys Specs

    Asus P5LD2-VM mobo
    Pentium D 950 3.4 Ghz
    EVGA 7900 GTX 512 Mb
    500W PSU
    1 GB Kingston Ram
    Vista Basic

    OK well I guess I will just get down to it then. So Ever since I began building this system I have encountered CRC errors while trying to UnRar or install software. Just to be clear I have checked all the files/disks and there are no errors, in fact when unRaring files it seems to be different files that fail the CRC check at different times.

    I have tried many things to find the problem here, I have tried all Windows OS's back to 98, I have bought new Ram, upgraded the Video card, new PSU, different mobo updated Bios and even took it in to a "tech" to be checked out. There was no change.

    So... quite by accident I found out about changing the processor affinity because of some conflicts on old games I was playing. Then I noticed that if I set WinRar to use only 1 processor there were no CRC errors.

    Of course I would like to use both processors (kinda the idea behind the whole Pentium D) and I cannot always change affinity when tring to install a new program.

    If anyone has any thoughts on this I would apreciate hearing from you.
    Thanks !!!
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Sounds like you need another processor.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    1 - you do have the latest version of WinRAR, right?
    2 - you can disable the use of muiltiple CPUs in WinRAR options

    The multithreaded algorithm was added to WinRAR recently and it may very well be buggy.
  4. funguseater

    funguseater TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, I have tried multiple versions of WinRar and tried 7z and a couple others. I am mostly concerned about being able to install software, as somtimes I cannot change the affinity of instalation programs. Thanks for the quick replies!

    Also a new Processor is not an option right now.....

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