well now i have reset the bios to its default settings, i start up prime95 and immediately (even quicker than before) get this error (same error as before though)
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.499998816, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file
Torture Test ran 0 minutes - 1 error, 0 warnings.
any clues? tanx...
Yes, you said you "had trouble running the latest software." Other than for games your system should handle most things well enough. I suspect there was a memory problem,and it has been made a bit worse by overclocking attempts. Try reseating the memory chips and PCI cards first, dust can get in..
i do extremely intensive audio processing so processing speed is paramount!
hey i realised something REALLY strange, prime95 fails straight away if my internet is turned on! i got a dial up modem. i also notice when it dials up, i here the tone in my speakers, not from the modem (maybe from the modem too). i noticed that happening when i moved the modem up a few pci slots.
i think im gonna move it back. but reclockedthe processor up and prime95 works fine (off the net), will leave mem settings as they are!!
Have you run memtest, A friends PC was taking 10mins to get into windows and most times it would fail, suspected HDD, turned out 1 stick of ram was dead, tested 1 stick only and it worked happily, tested other stick and no post.
Test your memory, I see from your other post that you have effectively unbranded memory, you may have killed one with the OC that you did, yes it was only 9Mhz (5%), but that could have been enough for cheap memory that may have been up-binned anyway.