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April 6, 2006 7:51:58 PM

I noticed that my pc started to freeze when I play some(heavy) games. Isnt Temperature(my CPU get Max 55°C=102 °F), BUT my AGP sometimes get 74°C).
Isnt Virus or spyware that freeze my pc too. My power supply isnt so good(Power supply Casemod 550W Leadership) but i think if isnt so good, it would reboot my pc, but my pc just freeze and i need to reboot.
THere is no error msg of something like that, just freeze!
I´ve tried to reinstall the ati drivers, disconnect 2 HD, take 2 Mem Ram off and nothing worked.

Someone have any idea?

sry my poor english.

My pc(almost everything, i deleted just some useless info):

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Intel Rock Lake D865PERL (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
System Memory 2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (02/13/05)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum (R420)
Monitor Monitor Plug and Play [NoDB] (14011)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller VAXSCSI Controller
Floppy Drive Unidade de disquete
Disk Drive MAXTOR 4K080H4 (80 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive ST3120827AS (120 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Disk Drive ST3200822AS (200 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-RAM:3x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:24x/16x/32x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 114463 MB (57667 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 76290 MB (33671 MB free)
G: (NTFS) 190779 MB (147880 MB free)
Total Size 372.6 GB (233.6 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Teclado padrão com 101/102 teclas ou Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network:

Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Network Adapter VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface

Peripherals:
Printer hp psc 1200 series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB Device Creative WebCam (WDM)

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April 6, 2006 8:07:55 PM

First off, 55c is NOT 102f, it's 131f.

The main thing that causes this is Newer BIOS w/ Outdated Chipset drivers, try installing the latest Chipset and flash w/ newest BIOS and that should fix the problem.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
April 6, 2006 8:16:37 PM

I agree with mike.
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April 6, 2006 8:22:38 PM

well, i´m using the lastest bios here(and damm, they are old that i dont think there will be a new one)

chipset drivers? i just dont get it(yeah, noob), but it is this file:
INF: Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility
(The Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility installs the Windows* INF files. The INF files inform the operating system how to properly configure the chipset for specific functionality, such as AGP, USB, Core PCI, and ISAPNP services.)

cuz there is no "new files" for a long time at intel´s site(for my MOBO).

anyway, i´ll try to find the "new" chipset int at´s intel´s site.
April 6, 2006 9:30:52 PM

news:

i have installed this INF(specific for my mobo):
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/fil...*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21

"INF_XP2K_XP64_MCE_6.3.0.1008_PV"

pc still freezing

than i´have tried to find a new one for my chipset(some specific) and found that:
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/fil...*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21

"INF Update Utility [INFINST_AUTOL.EXE] (945KB) 7.2.2.1006 "
and i dunno, i run, "install" but it doesnt do nothing, i thinks inst installing.

someone have any idea now? thx mike anyway
April 6, 2006 9:42:31 PM

Quote:
news:

i have installed this INF(specific for my mobo):
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/fil...*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21

"INF_XP2K_XP64_MCE_6.3.0.1008_PV"

pc still freezing

than i´have tried to find a new one for my chipset(some specific) and found that:
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/fil...*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21

"INF Update Utility [INFINST_AUTOL.EXE] (945KB) 7.2.2.1006 "
and i dunno, i run, "install" but it doesnt do nothing, i thinks inst installing.

someone have any idea now? thx mike anyway


It's the drivers, unless there's something else you're not telling me.

If you're running a newer chipset than the BIOS, and vice versa, it causes this. It also might be Windows, if you can, install another Windows Installation on a 2nd partition, or in a different folder. This REALLY sounds like a driver error, make sure everything is up to date for the audio, video, chipset, etc. Run Checkdisk (CHKDISK IIRC) and see if it fixes it (this closes bad sectors of drives that can cause errors and corruption).

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
April 6, 2006 11:29:59 PM

In bios set Plug and play OS to NO.
Disable fast writes

IF able shut of SBA
I got a reg tweak in a few moments for d3d detection this will help

Create a new DWORD value for each optional item from the list below and set it to "1" to enable the setting or "0" to disable it.
DisableAGPSupport - Disable AGP support
DisableMMX - Disable MMX processor extensions
DisableWiderSurfaces - Disable Wider Surfaces support
DisableInactivate - Disable dual-head video card debugging
EnablePrintScreen - Enable Print Screen capture
ModeXOnly - Use Mode-X for older video cards
ShowFrameRate - Display the frame rate (if supported)
DisableNoSysLock - Disable long-duration locks on video memory
ForceNoSysLock - Force use of long-duration locks on video memory
EmulationOnly - Enable software emulation layer for older video cards

Open the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftDirect3D] key and change the value of DisableDP2 to "1" to disable Direct3D, or "0" to enable it.

Open the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftDirect3DDrivers] key and change the value of SoftwareOnly to "1" to use software emulation or "0" to disable it.
Restart Windows for the change to take effect.





(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
DisableAGPSupport REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
DisableMMX REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
DisableWiderSurfaces REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
DisableInactivate REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
EnablePrintScreen REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
ModeXOnly REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
ShowFrameRate REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
DisableNoSysLock REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)
ForceNoSysLock REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
EmulationOnly REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftDirectDraw



Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftDirectDraw]
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 or 1)

The underline bold is the dword you will create under the keys you find
April 6, 2006 11:43:51 PM

ok now i´ve installed the newest chip(the second link) and doesnt work either =/
well, i think i´ll need to install win again(but thats will be my last choise)

yeah i´ve tried to set NO at Plug and play OS, doest work either. well, i dunno about fast writes and SBA(have no idea where exacly i´ll desable)
April 6, 2006 11:47:50 PM

Fast writes is in bios just look for it and you may need riva tuner to disable sba
April 7, 2006 12:37:03 AM

well, i didnt find fastwrite at bios, so i disable using CCC, and i cant desabel SBA at Rive tuner =/
but with fastwrite off, i´m still getting freeze

i´ve tried to install the "original" inf chipset drives(of mobo´s cd) than the lastest over it, and still nothing. now i´m thinking seriusly of format my hd ~_~
April 7, 2006 1:29:55 AM

Sry could help dude jeez I now know what I hate intell so much after the pc3 2000 motherboard and that stupid INF crap and the memory transulator bs I never turned back
April 7, 2006 4:18:23 PM

thx anyway =/

could be temp of my vga? i´m getting 75oC full
April 7, 2006 9:05:33 PM

Yep thats hot dude
April 7, 2006 9:22:36 PM

well, today i´ve cahnged term. comp. of my vga and process. and now inst freezing anymore, but there is no sense cuz the temp now are almost the same before i´ve changed it. anyway, now its working ok, thx for tips
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