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August 24, 2006 7:34:26 AM

I am have some random crashes on my system.
Mostly it happens while i'm playing games.
It just crashes out to the desktop or it crashes the machine and reboots.
I was browsing just a while ago and it crashed and rebooted.
I just changed my video card from a 6600GT to the X850XT.
That's not the problem though because it was happening with the old card also.

So...

I figure it must be something else, maybe mobo, cpu, ram or hard drive.
I've had this setup for only 2 weeks now.
The video card for just a few days.
Any idea what it could be? HELP!!

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August 24, 2006 8:15:55 AM

my opinion?

this looks like a driver/directx problem try to reinstall them?
is it always happening in the same game?

maybe i'm wrong, but hey, just trying to help.

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August 24, 2006 8:19:08 AM

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Omega 525W PSU

I can tell you this item is in question as to its true potential.
If thats not your problem then I would suspect a driver issue or a overheating problem.
Do you have anything to monitor your temps?
You could also run your ram with relaxed timings & see what happens.
& NO!!!! running memtest with tight timings (like so many dumba$$es) & getting errors does not necessarily mean your RAM is bad,,, it just means your RAM wont work reliably with tight timings.
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August 24, 2006 9:46:44 AM

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I am have some random crashes on my system.
Mostly it happens while i'm playing games.
It just crashes out to the desktop or it crashes the machine and reboots.
I was browsing just a while ago and it crashed and rebooted.
I just changed my video card from a 6600GT to the X850XT.
That's not the problem though because it was happening with the old card also.

So...

I figure it must be something else, maybe mobo, cpu, ram or hard drive.
I've had this setup for only 2 weeks now.
The video card for just a few days.
Any idea what it could be? HELP!!
Try setting the command rate to 2T(in BIOS). That motherboard doesn't like a 1T command rate. GL :) 

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Although the BIOS offers a 1T Command Rate, we never could get this setting absolutely stable without drastically raising the memory latency settings.


http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2810&p=4

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In our test, we set the RAM to DDR2-533 at CAS 3, 3-3-8, 1T for P5W DH and ConRoeXFire-eSATA2. We can only run 2T on the 775Dual-VSTA, 1T is not too stable.


http://www.ocworkbench.com/2006/asrock/775Dual-VSTA/b2....
August 24, 2006 5:20:21 PM

I've checked out everything.
My PSU is causing the problem.

Whenever my comp is under any kind of load it crashes because...
12V 1 = 14A
12V 2 = 15A

525W PSU (came with the case) but its lame....gotta change that.

Any suggestions?
August 24, 2006 5:26:00 PM

I dont know anywhere in Ja. that sells decent PSU's or high end cases so you better try overseas USA.
August 25, 2006 1:17:53 PM

Anyone of those will do the job.
Actually I just got mine (the black one) yesterday.
Rosewill does not make those they just brandname the product but they are fairly good PSU's.
I have 7 of them without any issues.
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