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Anonymous
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August 31, 2004 3:11:05 AM

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Anybody has the same/similar problem as myself? This is on a new
system......

1) BSOD 0x00000077 and 0x00000074 errors during intense memory operations
(3D games/Sandra burn-in test/3DMark03..... etc) Have tried using only one
memory module and even replaced all memory modules with others. This is on
clean install and new SATA harddisks and new SATA cables.
Memory modules tried: 4X Corsair VS512MB533D2 and 2pairs of
TWIN2X1024-5400C4
Power supply: Antec Neo480 (Also tried with Antec TP550. Same problem)

2) USB devices connected to a USB 2.0 hub in turn connected to the P5AD2
usb ports will suffer random failures and becomes "Unknown devices" or
simply turned off all together after a random period of time and activity.
Have tried switching 3 different hubs (different brands) and same problem
exists. Problem is even more pronounced if a USB Bluetooth dongle or a
Logitech Wireless Strike Force dongle is attached to the hub.
Both devices work fine when connected directly to the P5AD2.

3) System will automatically restart around 30 secs after shutdown from OS.
All of the soft power-on settings are set to disabled and all jumpers for
USB/Keyboard starts are set to 5V and not 5Vsb.

Please help me...... A poor soul......

More about : p5ad2 premium

August 31, 2004 8:35:56 AM

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In article <cgvg2j$ihs2@imsp212.netvigator.com>, "Marshall Lai"
<marshall_lai@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Anybody has the same/similar problem as myself? This is on a new
> system......
>
> 1) BSOD 0x00000077 and 0x00000074 errors during intense memory operations
> (3D games/Sandra burn-in test/3DMark03..... etc) Have tried using only one
> memory module and even replaced all memory modules with others. This is on
> clean install and new SATA harddisks and new SATA cables.
> Memory modules tried: 4X Corsair VS512MB533D2 and 2pairs of
> TWIN2X1024-5400C4
> Power supply: Antec Neo480 (Also tried with Antec TP550. Same problem)
>
> 2) USB devices connected to a USB 2.0 hub in turn connected to the P5AD2
> usb ports will suffer random failures and becomes "Unknown devices" or
> simply turned off all together after a random period of time and activity.
> Have tried switching 3 different hubs (different brands) and same problem
> exists. Problem is even more pronounced if a USB Bluetooth dongle or a
> Logitech Wireless Strike Force dongle is attached to the hub.
> Both devices work fine when connected directly to the P5AD2.
>
> 3) System will automatically restart around 30 secs after shutdown from OS.
> All of the soft power-on settings are set to disabled and all jumpers for
> USB/Keyboard starts are set to 5V and not 5Vsb.
>
> Please help me...... A poor soul......

You are an early adopter, which means you are doing the experiments
for the rest of us :-)

This review site says:

http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?page=14&arti...

"The ASUS P5AD2 was also a very stable motherboard and more-than
-capable overclocker.  The board,along with the ABIT board, hit
our 4GHz overclock goal at blistering DDR2 667MHz memory speeds.  
We did witness a bit of instability with some Kingston DDR2 memory
at stock speeds, oddly enough.  This was a minor issue, and we
think it was related to the BIOS timings for memory at stocks
speeds being a bit too aggressive.  When we overclocked, the
timings were a bit more relaxed, and our Kingston Value RAM ran
just fine.   This issue should also be easily resolvable with a
BIOS update in the future."

That suggests you will have to make some manual adjustments to the
memory. Your first problem will be, whether any of the normal
utilities, like CPUZ, have been updated for your board. A utility
of some sort is necessary to verify that the BIOS screen is not
lying to you. This way, you use the Windows utility, examine the
RAM timings, then go back to the BIOS and adjust them. Should be
fun :-)

Do you know whether memtest86 from memtest.org works with the
P5AD2 ? That would be a useful program to use while adjusting
the memory.

The 0x00000077 could also be caused by a disk error, at least
when I ran it through a search engine.

2) and 3) should be reported to Asus, so they can be fixed in the
BIOS. I don't think there is anything you can do there. Keep an
eye on the download page, for a new BIOS. The USB problem could
be related to some feature of ACPI, but how would you debug that ?
I expect the BIOS is having a little trouble with the features
in the new Southbridge.

HTH,
Paul
Anonymous
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September 1, 2004 10:37:07 AM

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Hey. I had the exact same problem. I successfully installed windows
and all of a sudden it would restart for no reason. I tried
reinstalling windows to see if it would fix the problem, but then, I
got this weird memory address error. I started messing around in the
BIOS and yay, it got fixed.

To fix this problem I went to the BIOS (hold del) and then go to
"Advanced" -> "JumperFree Configuration" then change:

AI Overclocking: Standard
Performance: Standard

Hope this helps you as it did for me.


My comp spec:
Motherboard: ASUS P5AD2 Premium
CPU: 3.2Ghz 1MB L2 Cache /w HT
Hard Drive: Western Digital SATA 10K-RPM
Memory: OCZ Enhanced Bandwidth 1GD dual channel (4-3-3-12)
Video Card: ASUS AX800 XT PE PCI Express (free web cam YAY!)
And a bunch of fans to cool it down.