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K8N new build problem - advice needed.

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July 10, 2005 7:36:09 PM

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MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum + Athlon 64 3500 Venice. 2 x 512 Mb Crucial
DDR400 memory(*). Akasa Cooler. New 500W PSU and new SATA Hitachi
disk. Using my existing CD/DVD drives & Matrox G550.
Put it all together and it started up OK. Default BIOS settings apart
from setting the boot HD and disabling IDE. Installed XPPro + SP2.
Hung once during the install but completed OK on rebooting.
Installed the drivers off the mobo CD.
It stops about 3 - 10 mins after any reboot. No blue screen - just
freezes. CPU temp seems OK if I look when booting - c40.
Although I have built many PCs in the past, this is my first AMD one!
I really have no idea what to try next. Any suggestions would be
gratefully received!

Thanks

* Crucial memory (matched pair) was as recommended for that mobo on
the Crucial site although it did say 2.6v on the site and the mobo
seems to imply 2.5v. They are in DIMM 1 and 3 (the green ones).

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July 10, 2005 7:36:10 PM

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Although this is probably unrelated to your problem, for dual channel
operation, your memories should be in slots 1 and 2 (green and purple).

-Jim
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July 11, 2005 12:06:34 PM

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I had all sorts of problems with a similar set up.
Eventually isolated to one of the memory sticks.
Once that was replaced, it's been stable ever since.
I agree that it should be one green, one purple for dual channel.
Good luck,
Joskin

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> MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum + Athlon 64 3500 Venice. 2 x 512 Mb Crucial
> DDR400 memory(*). Akasa Cooler. New 500W PSU and new SATA Hitachi
> disk. Using my existing CD/DVD drives & Matrox G550.
> Put it all together and it started up OK. Default BIOS settings apart
> from setting the boot HD and disabling IDE. Installed XPPro + SP2.
> Hung once during the install but completed OK on rebooting.
> Installed the drivers off the mobo CD.
> It stops about 3 - 10 mins after any reboot. No blue screen - just
> freezes. CPU temp seems OK if I look when booting - c40.
> Although I have built many PCs in the past, this is my first AMD one!
> I really have no idea what to try next. Any suggestions would be
> gratefully received!
>
> Thanks
>
> * Crucial memory (matched pair) was as recommended for that mobo on
> the Crucial site although it did say 2.6v on the site and the mobo
> seems to imply 2.5v. They are in DIMM 1 and 3 (the green ones).
>
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July 11, 2005 5:35:54 PM

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"" wrote:
> Although this is probably unrelated to your problem, for dual
> channel
> operation, your memories should be in slots 1 and 2 (green and
> purple).
>
> -Jim

Thanks Jim. Someone had already suggested that and it did indeed fix
my problem!
S

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