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Symptom of overclocking. What's the cure?

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June 15, 2003 7:47:17 PM

This is the procedure I have to go through to turn my computer on:

First, turn it on. It won't post. At this time, I turn it off and cut power the the PS for about 15 seconds until the capacitors are all drained. I then turn the PS back on and power it up. It boots in at 11x and 100mhz. I enter the bios, the settings are already there, so I just reboot, and post under the correct settings.

I figure this is because of too little voltage when the computer is first powered up before the BIOS's voltage takes effect. Ideas, or cures?

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June 16, 2003 12:11:36 AM

what board, cpu, memory & PSU ???
are you overclocking, if so what to ???
does this happen EVERY time you turn your machine on ???

Trust me I know what I'm doing... ooops, grab the cat...
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June 16, 2003 9:53:09 AM

Hi! Just wanted to ask if you are aware that the Nvidia APU soundstormsound is way better than the Hercules (hold it I love Hercules, but the Nvidia is better). It utilizes the CPU less, both in gaming and other cases, than the Hercules! check this THG articel out:


June 16, 2003 12:26:57 PM

Be that as it may, the Game Theatre just sounds way better than the Soundstorm ever did, plus it has way more connections, and it has far less EMI than the Soundstorm. That combination makes it much better, IMO.

I mean, what's the difference between two FPS. I don't think the difference is significant enough to have to suffer with an inferior sound solution.

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June 16, 2003 12:28:45 PM

it certainly sounds like something in your kit is looking a bit wobbily...
have you tried running at defaults speeds & see what happens ??

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June 16, 2003 1:17:50 PM

Just looked at your system specs, and you state that it isn't prime 95 stable at those settings. That indicates that the cpu has been running too low on voltage to run properly and simply needs more. Running a cpu on low juice for a long time makes it react strange. I remember a mate of mine had a problem with a palomino cpu, it had been running on 1.7v for a few weeks instead of 1.75. It eventually wouldnt boot into windows and needed 1.8v to run from there on. Strange eh? Also i remember someone saying that running the cpu at 2V or 2.2V for a short time with the fan off (burning it in) enabled the cpu to run at same speed on much lower voltages.

Just my 2p.....

2100xp @ 2.24ghz
2x512mb 3200
ATI 9700 pro
June 16, 2003 2:31:51 PM

Well, that would be a good alternative, but unfortunately this bunk motherboard only allows 1.85v max. Know of any mods or hacked BIOSs that allow more voltage? I wouldn't mind running at 1.90, or higher for just a brief moment burning it in, but this bloody BIOS doesn't let me get any higher.

Stupid restrictions. "I can't drive 55."

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June 16, 2003 4:27:41 PM

Yeah 1.85 is on the easy side of voltages, i use 1.825 to get my oc 2100 to 2243mhz with 100% stability, but i need a whole 1.95 volts just to get to 2300mhz which is crazy and 2V to run at 2333. So even if you get the higher voltages you will probably have to up it quite a bit to be 100% stable.

2100xp @ 2.24ghz
2x512mb 3200
ATI 9700 pro