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December 29, 2001 10:58:04 PM

All,

I have just upgraded my PC to a ThunderBird 900 200MHZ FSB, with a ECS K7S5A Motherboard, after the upgrade win98se was able to detect everything and everything works find until I jut to run setup, it seem that it will run some setup and some it will just come back with an "illegal operation" anyone experienced a similar problem? here is my setup:

AMD ThunderBird 900 200MHz FSB
ECS K7S5A
256M PC133 Micron RAM
Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
Quantum 20G 7200rpm HD.
Win98SE
DirectX 8.1


Any help would be greatly appericated.

P.S. I have updated to the latest BIOS and installed the SIS AGP gart and it doesn't help any.

Here is a list of setup that won't run:
MS Office 2000
Cyberlink PowerDVD
3DMark
Photoshop 6
....

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December 29, 2001 11:03:40 PM

Can you be more specific?

What does work, that is system intensive? That way we can tell if its all kinds of things or just some kinds of things. What did you install before these messages started?

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December 29, 2001 11:34:04 PM

Well, actually after the upgrade we haven't installed much...we installed a fresh copy of win98se, video, sound, modem, build LAN, AGP drivers and that is all, the only apps that I have installed successfully are some real old stuff like:
pkzip 2.5 (32bit)
Powervcd

These are the newer software that I tried to install but it won't:
Photoshop 6
3D Mark 2001
Office 2000

Here is the actual error when it "Autorun" office 2000:
SETUP caused an invalid page fault in
module SETUP.EXE at 0167:30007d4b.
Registers:
EAX=30038008 CS=0167 EIP=30007d4b EFLGS=00010287
EBX=0053fe28 SS=016f ESP=00530078 EBP=0053fe38
ECX=3690dcd8 DS=016f ESI=008c0000 FS=1b2f
EDX=c0000005 ES=016f EDI=3000b608 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
39 10 75 f5 8d 0c 76 8d 0c 8d d8 dc 00 30 3b c1
Stack dump:
00000000 30007bed c0000005 00000000 0053fe38 0053fe28 30007a0b c0000005 005300b8 30008d03 005300c0 00000000 005300c0 00530190 81942e20 0053fe28
Here is the actual error when it "Autorun" office 2000:


Windows 98 version: Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.2222 A
Direct X Version: 8.1

If you need more detail please let me know.

azdolt
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December 30, 2001 12:09:14 AM

I have a couple of these mobos and am very pleased with them. Everything has installed without a hitch except 3d mark 2000/2001. These I tried to install from a cd-r and I they refused to work even though they work fine on other systems installed from this cd. By downloading fresh copies of 3d 2000/2001 they worked fine.
I have also installed power dvd, photoshop 6 and office 2000 without a hitch. These have been installed onto both a win me + win 2000 machine.
Are you trying to install from a cdr ? maybe this is the problem. Sorry I havent been much help but I wish you luck with it. Once its sorted I think you will be very happy with the mobo.

PS just a wild shot in the dark, but you havent mixed sdr and ddr ram have you ?
December 30, 2001 12:15:25 AM

no...I only have 1 module 256M PC133.....I know most user with this board use DDR, anyone else uses 200 MHz FSB Tbird with this board?
December 30, 2001 12:57:47 AM

i have a 900mhz 200fsb athlon in my system, and i have 256megs of ddr...
i have no problems with this board...and can run 3dmark2001 on it as many times as i want, and play games and use photoshop, and use flash5, and so on and so on...
this board is very good...
the only thing is, some people have power supplies that dont put out enough juice, and that can cause problems.
in the bios, check and make sure that the numbers in the hardware monitor match or are at least within a few .00's...
if not, then that might be the culprit...

-DAvid

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December 30, 2001 2:06:43 AM

When I try to install 3D Mark, it comes back and said: "cannot create Direct3D Device"......

hmm......if Tbird 900 with 200Mhz FSB is not the problem, then I am wondering if it's the PC133....
December 30, 2001 2:40:03 AM

maybe.....but it shouldnt be..
maybe you need to reinstall dx?
also....maybe it is dx8.1
i have 8.0a


-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
December 30, 2001 5:20:11 AM

All,

Thanks for all the response, I have found my problem, when I turn on DMA on DVD, CD-RW and Hard Drive, all the setup program will fail to run.....as soon as I turn it off, it will run again....
However PowerDVD will not run when DMA is turn on so it cause it to drop frame.

Anyone with DDR ram please let me know if you have the same problem.

Thanks in advance,
azdolt
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