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July 4, 2009 10:25:41 PM

Hi
I am having a problem loading vista 64 bit on my new system. I have got to the bios screen and hw monitor showes every thing is ok. I selected the default option. and tried to load windows, it gets as far as windows is loading files then when the loading bar is full the screen goes black or somtimes blue and thats it. The hard drive is a 300gb WD velociraptor. Ive tried the drive in my old system it shows up as drive e its ok but blank no files and all the space is free. I have also tried all the default seting in bios with the same result. I have made a sata 11 driver floppy but I am not sure how to use it , Iam prompted to leave it in the drive and load windows, but on reboot it says remove media from drive and restart, then the same thing happens, it does not seem to have done anything. this is my first skt 1366 build so ive not had a problem like this before. Can any one help on this one.

Thanks
War994

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a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2009 12:05:44 AM

war994 said:
Hi
I am having a problem loading vista 64 bit on my new system. I have got to the bios screen and hw monitor showes every thing is ok. I selected the default option. and tried to load windows, it gets as far as windows is loading files then when the loading bar is full the screen goes black or somtimes blue and thats it. The hard drive is a 300gb WD velociraptor. Ive tried the drive in my old system it shows up as drive e its ok but blank no files and all the space is free. I have also tried all the default seting in bios with the same result. I have made a sata 11 driver floppy but I am not sure how to use it , Iam prompted to leave it in the drive and load windows, but on reboot it says remove media from drive and restart, then the same thing happens, it does not seem to have done anything. this is my first skt 1366 build so ive not had a problem like this before. Can any one help on this one.

Thanks
War994


That sounds like a stability issue, not a hard drive issue. Most likly cause is a RAM problem.
July 5, 2009 1:30:35 AM

HI thanks for the reply I am using 6bg patriot viper pc 3-12800 1600mhz, at the default seting 1066 ive tried it at 1.65v 1600mhz and ive tried it one modual at a time, with the same results. I will try some different settings to see if that helps.

Regards
War994
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July 5, 2009 1:31:54 AM

Crashman said:
That sounds like a stability issue, not a hard drive issue. Most likly cause is a RAM problem.


HI thanks for the reply I am using 6bg patriot viper pc 3-12800 1600mhz, at the default seting 1066 ive tried it at 1.65v 1600mhz and ive tried it one modual at a time, with the same results. I will try some different settings to see if that helps.

Regards
War994
a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2009 1:44:24 AM

war994 said:
HI thanks for the reply I am using 6bg patriot viper pc 3-12800 1600mhz, at the default seting 1066 ive tried it at 1.65v 1600mhz and ive tried it one modual at a time, with the same results. I will try some different settings to see if that helps.

Regards
War994


You're putting it in the white slots, correct?
July 6, 2009 2:09:38 PM

Crashman said:
You're putting it in the white slots, correct?


Hi

yes Iam using the white slots, sorry for not replying Quicker ive been working away from home so havent had a chance to try any new settings as yet. Any recomended bios settings may be of help.

Many Thanks
Regards
War994
a b V Motherboard
July 6, 2009 10:15:44 PM

What is your memory? What happens after the screen goes black or sometimes blue?
July 6, 2009 10:20:43 PM

Hi again
I managed to get a bit closer to windows loading, I have now got some text with the blue screen. IRQL--NOT--LESS--OR--EQUAL and the standard windows has closed to prevent damage Ect. Is this due to bad ram sticks. I ran the memoury test and it did not find a problem, but I dont have any way of testing ddr3 on another system.
Regards
War994
July 6, 2009 10:22:32 PM

Crashman said:
What is your memory? What happens after the screen goes black or sometimes blue?

6bg patriot viper pc 3-12800 1600mhz
July 6, 2009 11:09:03 PM

I'm not familiar with ASRock motherboards,
but I am more familiar with Intel's ICH (I/O controller hub).

In your BIOS settings, "Standard IDE" usually defaults to 150MB/second.

"AHCI" and "RAID" can handle both 150MB and 300MB/second.

RAID mode is a superset of AHCI functionality e.g.
300MB/second, Native Command Queuing, etc.

In general, Intel advises to set your SATA ports to "RAID"
even if you opt for JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks = Non-RAID).

I agree with this advice, because it's much easier to
add RAID later, even if you begin with non-RAID storage.

Changing a "Standard IDE" system to "AHCI" is possible --
by forcing a driver change in Device Manager; however,
changing "Standard IDE" to "RAID" usually requires
re-running Windows Setup and invoking the F6 option
i.e. re-installing Windows.

If you want to set your BIOS to RAID mode initially,
you'll need to prepare a device driver set with which
to invoke the F6 option during Windows Setup.

Under XP, the F6 option expects the driver
files to be on a floppy disk; I am told that
the drivers can be on other media with VISTA,
e.g. USB thumb drives, but I have avoided VISTA
like the plague.


Another permutation to try is to set your BIOS
to "Standard IDE" and to add a jumper to
your VelociRaptor to change the default
interface speed to 150MB/second.

Imho, I personally suspect this is your problem
(but we won't know for sure until we test this theory :) 

Western Digital's jumper settings are
described in this document, which we've
archived for fair use purposes (and for
situations like yours):

http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/wd/western.digital.ju...


Lastly, some motherboard manufacturers add SATA/3G ports
which are wired to integrated controllers that require their
own device drivers before they will work. Unless you know
how to load Windows directly via such SATA ports,
you're much better off to go with the "native" SATA ports
when installing Windows.

"Native" SATA ports are those which are wired
to Intel's ICH10R i.e. I/O Controller Hub, RAID Version 10.


Good luck!


MRFS
July 6, 2009 11:13:17 PM

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asr...

Intel ICH10R South Bridge provides support for six Serial ATA ports. Since Intel has long given up Parallel ATA support, the manufacturers have to install additional controllers in order to implement this feature on their boards.

...

As a rule, these chips provide not only Parallel ATA support, but also two more Serial ATA ports that are often laid out on the connector panel as eSATA. ASRock Company once again introduced a very unique approach: ASRock X58 SuperComputer mainboard uses a VIA VT6330 combination controller. Namely there are two controllers integrated into a single chip: one is responsible for Parallel ATA channel for up to 2 devices, while another provides two IEEE 1394a ports, one of which is available on the mainboard connector panel.

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MRFS
a b V Motherboard
July 6, 2009 11:54:35 PM

war994 said:
6bg patriot viper pc 3-12800 1600mhz


Try increasing IOH CSI voltage to 1.46V
July 7, 2009 7:50:27 PM

Hi i tried starting from the begining cleared the cmos.
main, set date and time.



Smart. Load Performace setup default (ide/sata)

Advanced. voltage control ioh csi voltage set at 1.46v





H/W Monitor



Boot settings
1st boot cd/dvd
2nd boot sata pm wdc wd3000
3rd boot floppy drive

these are the settings i have used

when i press f10 / save and exit
boot from cd/dvd

windows is loading files and the loading bar
when the bar is full it goes to this screen



if after selecting boot from cd/dvd i press f6 i get windows boot manager that says ems enabled if i press enter i get the loading bar screen again when the bar is full i get a black screen and then nothing.

if i choose to press f8 in boot manager

i get the option to load in safe mode then i press enter
i then stops at this point



and will go no further.
i have tried allot of different options with the bios settings all seem to end up with this result

any ideas regards war994

July 7, 2009 8:01:13 PM

Hi i tried starting from the begining cleared the cmos. main, set date and time.

Smart. Load Performace setup default (ide/sata)
Advanced. voltage control ioh csi voltage set at 1.46v


H/W Monitor

Boot settings
1st boot cd/dvd
2nd boot sata pm wdc wd3000
3rd boot floppy drive
these are the settings i have used when i press f10 / save and exit boot from cd/dvd windows is loading files and the loading bar when the bar is full it goes to this screen

if after selecting boot from cd/dvd i press f6 i get windows boot manager that says ems enabled if i press enter i get the loading bar screen again when the bar is full i get a black screen and then nothing. if i choose to press f8 in boot manager i get the option to load in safe mode then i press enter i then stops at this point

and will go no further. i have tried allot of different options with the bios settings all seem to end up with this result any ideas regards war994
July 7, 2009 8:11:43 PM

MRFS said:
I'm not familiar with ASRock motherboards,
but I am more familiar with Intel's ICH (I/O controller hub).

In your BIOS settings, "Standard IDE" usually defaults to 150MB/second.

"AHCI" and "RAID" can handle both 150MB and 300MB/second.

RAID mode is a superset of AHCI functionality e.g.
300MB/second, Native Command Queuing, etc.

In general, Intel advises to set your SATA ports to "RAID"
even if you opt for JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks = Non-RAID).

I agree with this advice, because it's much easier to
add RAID later, even if you begin with non-RAID storage.

Changing a "Standard IDE" system to "AHCI" is possible --
by forcing a driver change in Device Manager; however,
changing "Standard IDE" to "RAID" usually requires
re-running Windows Setup and invoking the F6 option
i.e. re-installing Windows.

If you want to set your BIOS to RAID mode initially,
you'll need to prepare a device driver set with which
to invoke the F6 option during Windows Setup.

Under XP, the F6 option expects the driver
files to be on a floppy disk; I am told that
the drivers can be on other media with VISTA,
e.g. USB thumb drives, but I have avoided VISTA
like the plague.


Another permutation to try is to set your BIOS
to "Standard IDE" and to add a jumper to
your VelociRaptor to change the default
interface speed to 150MB/second.

Imho, I personally suspect this is your problem
(but we won't know for sure until we test this theory :) 

Western Digital's jumper settings are
described in this document, which we've
archived for fair use purposes (and for
situations like yours):

http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/wd/western.digital.ju...


Lastly, some motherboard manufacturers add SATA/3G ports
which are wired to integrated controllers that require their
own device drivers before they will work. Unless you know
how to load Windows directly via such SATA ports,
you're much better off to go with the "native" SATA ports
when installing Windows.

"Native" SATA ports are those which are wired
to Intel's ICH10R i.e. I/O Controller Hub, RAID Version 10.


Good luck!


MRFS


Hi, thanks for the information ive tried loading the setup in ahci mode and also in raid mode both of witch require a setup disk however im not sure at what point i get to load the drivers if i press f6 during start up i get windows boot manager with no promt to load drivers and my 300gb WD velociraptor is not recognised in the ide configuration screen in bios. so i am not sure what point im required to press f6 to load from floppy disk i made the floppy disk with the utillity disk that come with asrock x58 motherboard. my velociraptor drive does not have the jumper connections that you referred to in your link so i dont have that option.
regards war994
a b V Motherboard
July 8, 2009 1:07:13 AM

war994 said:
Hi, thanks for the information ive tried loading the setup in ahci mode and also in raid mode both of witch require a setup disk however im not sure at what point i get to load the drivers if i press f6 during start up i get windows boot manager with no promt to load drivers and my 300gb WD velociraptor is not recognised in the ide configuration screen in bios. so i am not sure what point im required to press f6 to load from floppy disk i made the floppy disk with the utillity disk that come with asrock x58 motherboard. my velociraptor drive does not have the jumper connections that you referred to in your link so i dont have that option.
regards war994


Your IRQL error indicates a memory problem, but I don't know whether it's the memory bus (motherboard) or a memory module at fault.
July 8, 2009 12:11:42 PM

Crashman said:
Your IRQL error indicates a memory problem, but I don't know whether it's the memory bus (motherboard) or a memory module at fault.


Hi after I tried verious setings without result I decided to use the ez overclock option in Bios just to see what would happen, so I set the overclock to 3.6 ghz and chose profile 1 for the memoury. You can gess what happend next. Yes it booted and loaded vista, However my success was short lived, I loaded the programs from the motherboard disc ok, and all was well untill it started to down load windows updates. then it crashed. I think this time it may be a overheating problem as the system is overclocked to the max.

Should I try to improve cpu cooling, I am using a Termalright ultra 120 extreme at the moment with one fan my be if I try adding a second fan that may help. What do you think.

Regards War994
a b V Motherboard
July 8, 2009 5:08:35 PM

war994 said:
Hi after I tried verious setings without result I decided to use the ez overclock option in Bios just to see what would happen, so I set the overclock to 3.6 ghz and chose profile 1 for the memoury. You can gess what happend next. Yes it booted and loaded vista, However my success was short lived, I loaded the programs from the motherboard disc ok, and all was well untill it started to down load windows updates. then it crashed. I think this time it may be a overheating problem as the system is overclocked to the max.

Should I try to improve cpu cooling, I am using a Termalright ultra 120 extreme at the moment with one fan my be if I try adding a second fan that may help. What do you think.

Regards War994


I think the overclocking profile modified your memory timings and voltages, making it a little more stable, and you still have a memory issue to figure out.

Sorry.
July 8, 2009 6:35:40 PM

Hi
Thanks again for the help.
I think I will order some new ram and see if that helps, then RMA this set.
I will post if that solves the problem.
Regards
war994
July 17, 2009 8:52:49 PM

Hi again.
Tried corsair dominator tr3x6g1600c8d 1600mhz memory still no results.
now the only way to boot system is to clear the cmos when i get the option to press f1 to load defaults and continue ( with the wrong time and date settings ) then in boot manager choose to start windows normally the system will boot into windows. any other choices including alterring anything in the bios settings only results in a black screen. if i alter the time on the desktop to download updates ECT. the system will not reboot without going through the same proceedure again.
any ideas on this one regards war994
July 26, 2009 7:14:48 PM

I Would just like to say thanks for the assistance . now that ive changed the memory and hard drive i seem to have a new set of problems, my system still doesnt boot normally now only shows 1 core enabled.

Many Thanks War994.
a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2009 9:53:43 PM

war994 said:
I Would just like to say thanks for the assistance . now that ive changed the memory and hard drive i seem to have a new set of problems, my system still doesnt boot normally now only shows 1 core enabled.

Many Thanks War994.


There's a setting in BIOS for that too!
July 27, 2009 3:32:28 PM

Hi
I have used the bios settings, all cores shows 8 cores in device manager, 2 cores shows 4 cores all working normaly. However system configeration shows only one processor and one thread, task manager, Cpu-z and pc wizard show only one core enabled. This is backed up by a cpu score 4.7 in windows experience rating. before I had to reinstall windows it was on a rating 5.9.
Pc wizard shows 8 cores but only activity on one regardless of load.
I can't find a way to enable the other cores.

Regards war994.
a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2009 10:29:32 PM

war994 said:
Hi
I have used the bios settings, all cores shows 8 cores in device manager, 2 cores shows 4 cores all working normaly. However system configeration shows only one processor and one thread, task manager, Cpu-z and pc wizard show only one core enabled. This is backed up by a cpu score 4.7 in windows experience rating. before I had to reinstall windows it was on a rating 5.9.
Pc wizard shows 8 cores but only activity on one regardless of load.
I can't find a way to enable the other cores.

Regards war994.


Congratulations, you've finally reached the point in which I'd need to physically see the PC in order to make any further diagnosis. Hopefully someone here will have more ideas?
July 27, 2009 10:58:05 PM

Crashman said:
Try increasing IOH CSI voltage to 1.46V

Firsdt set bclock
I had the same prblem instaslling vista i had to remove one video card with your same rigg I also used to use Ati drosswire but had to remove one video card during intallation of vista and windows 7 the max video card they can take is two but they have to be installed after the oating system is first installed for SlI its the same problem as the AtI I have.Weel I never had a poblem after that I use Vista ^4 bit so its the same rig as yours ewith all i7 compatiblle i have 1800 mah meory from core i7 ocz setting the bios is two seting on the memory its called XMP profiles they have two and i used the first one while i first overclocked my cpu then used profile 2 nice huh.

then set uncore frequency higher by memory timing increses
then set the memory
bump up bclock
higher bclock to 150 max w/ air or water to raise the mamory
her memory frset the cpuv ma
Spoiler
[/change cpu voltage to mauall in memory timings keeping in manual settings both freq.
July 28, 2009 3:12:09 PM

nicklicausi306 said:
Firsdt set bclock
I had the same prblem instaslling vista i had to remove one video card with your same rigg I also used to use Ati drosswire but had to remove one video card during intallation of vista and windows 7 the max video card they can take is two but they have to be installed after the oating system is first installed for SlI its the same problem as the AtI I have.Weel I never had a poblem after that I use Vista ^4 bit so its the same rig as yours ewith all i7 compatiblle i have 1800 mah meory from core i7 ocz setting the bios is two seting on the memory its called XMP profiles they have two and i used the first one while i first overclocked my cpu then used profile 2 nice huh.

then set uncore frequency higher by memory timing increses
then set the memory
bump up bclock
higher bclock to 150 max w/ air or water to raise the mamory
her memory frset the cpuv ma
Spoiler
[/change cpu voltage to mauall in memory timings keeping in manual settings both freq.
Spoiler


Hi I am only using one 9800 gx2 card I have managed to load windows, but I only have one enabled core on the i7 920 now.
but thanks for the information.
July 28, 2009 3:23:05 PM

Crashman said:
Congratulations, you've finally reached the point in which I'd need to physically see the PC in order to make any further diagnosis. Hopefully someone here will have more ideas?


Hi Crashman,
Thanks for your help I know what you mean, its a puzzling problem. I have been told that if you load windows updates in the wrong order it can stop windows recognising multi cores. So Iwill investigate that next.

Many Thanks
WAR994
July 28, 2009 7:24:54 PM

The Device Manager Shows 8 Cores but only 1 core is being Used.

Pc Wizard Results Below.
Showing only 1 Core Enabled, I’m Using Windows vista 64-bit ultra

Processor : Intel Core i7 0
Frequency : 266680 MHz - (current : 2666.75 MHz)
Number of Core : 8
Support : Socket 1366 LGA
Cache L1 : 8 x 96 KB
Cache L2 : 4 x 256 KB
Cache L3 : 8 x 8192 KB
FPU Coprocessor : Present
Core 1 Activity : 2%
Core 2 Activity : 0%
Core 3 Activity : 0%
Core 4 Activity : 0%
Core 5 Activity : 0%
Core 6 Activity : 0%
Core 7 Activity : 0%
Number of Core :8
Number of Core Enabled :1
SYSTEM: Vista 64 bit ultra.
CPU I7 920
CPU COOLER: THERMALRIGHT ULTRA 120 EXTREME + 120MM FAN.
PSU: THERMALTAKE 1500W
MOTHERBOARD: ASROCK X58 SUPERCOMPUTER
MEMORY: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB DDR3 1600MHZ
SOLID STATE HARD DRIVE: OCZ CORE SERIES V2 60GB AS BOOT DRIVE.
HARD DRIVE: 300GB WD VELOCIERAPTOR.
GPU: NVIDIA 9800X2.
CD/DVD/BLURAY DRIVE.
I’ve been having trouble with this system build from the start with problems booting into windows. I did manage to boot into windows long enough to load vista. This showed my processor at 5.9 in the windows experience rating. However when i tried to update to service pack 2 the system crashed and would not reboot at all. I then had to do a complete re-install of vista then my processor showed up as only 1 core in device manager and system configuration only showed 1 processor, and windows experience went down to 4.7. in the boot configuration advanced settings I checked detect HAL unchecked processor and rebooted the system which then failed to boot into windows unless I loaded the default settings which then booted into windows i went back to system configuration and this showed no changes at all. I then checked HAL and checked processor this resulted in the system booting and 8 cores being showed in device manager, but only shows 1 processor and one thread is system configuration other programs such as cpu-z and pc wizard show only 1 core enabled.

I’ve tried repairing windows and re-installed chip set drivers with no effect, if I alter any settings in system configuration menu the system will not boot.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to activate all cores and solve the boot problem

Many Thanks War994.

a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2009 12:28:50 AM

Are you sure it's not power management inside the CPU itself that disables unused cores when they're not required? I've never used PC Wizard, but I have used Prime 95 64-bit with eight threads enabled for stress testing:

ftp://mersenne.org/gimps/p64v258.zip

If the program offers you eight threads, that means it can access all four cores with HyperThreading enabled.
July 29, 2009 9:57:17 PM

Crashman said:
Are you sure it's not power management inside the CPU itself that disables unused cores when they're not required? I've never used PC Wizard, but I have used Prime 95 64-bit with eight threads enabled for stress testing:

ftp://mersenne.org/gimps/p64v258.zip

If the program offers you eight threads, that means it can access all four cores with HyperThreading enabled.


Hi
As a result of changing the setings in system configuration (unchecking detect hal and number of processors) the system failed to boot, the trick of reseting cmos and pressing f1 to load defaults failed and resulted in a black screen and a flashing curser and nothing else.

Howerver I could still get into Bios and I set the select cores form all to one, saved and f10, system booted first time,

Now device manager showed two cores and (one real and one thread I think) system configuration showed a choice of 1 or 2 processors. All test programs now show activity on two cores. and a improved windows exp index of 5.4 as it is OC to 3.6ghz.

I can uncheck the settings in system configuration and the system will boot every time, but if I change the setings to all or 2 cores in Bios the system fails to boot at all.

I am begining to think the problem lies with the CPU. I have seen that Asrock has new Bios 2.40 for this motherboard,so a Bios flash may help, as I am using 2.30 now. I will also try reseating the cpu.

Regards
War994
August 14, 2009 9:05:42 PM

Hi Ive up dated Bios and reseated the Cpu, no change. I can only get the system to boot in to windows if I pick one core in Bios or one processor in system configuration. If I tick one processor in system configuration the system will boot If I uncheck it, it will crash on the next boot and go in to a loop of start up and crash, until I select one core in bios.

Once I have booted the system on one core in Bios I can then check one processor in system configuration advanced boot settings, and change to all cores in Bios. The system will boot from then on, and device manager will show 8 cores, however only one core and one thread is active. I have used Prime 95 as you sugested and it shows only two threads to test.

So I still can't workout if the problem is CPU, Motherboard or Windows.
any ideas

Regards War994
a b V Motherboard
August 14, 2009 10:13:43 PM

war994 said:
Hi Ive up dated Bios and reseated the Cpu, no change. I can only get the system to boot in to windows if I pick one core in Bios or one processor in system configuration. If I tick one processor in system configuration the system will boot If I uncheck it, it will crash on the next boot and go in to a loop of start up and crash, until I select one core in bios.

Once I have booted the system on one core in Bios I can then check one processor in system configuration advanced boot settings, and change to all cores in Bios. The system will boot from then on, and device manager will show 8 cores, however only one core and one thread is active. I have used Prime 95 as you sugested and it shows only two threads to test.

So I still can't workout if the problem is CPU, Motherboard or Windows.
any ideas

Regards War994


Crashing with multiple cores enabled could be a power issue. Power issues can also cause memory instability. But the power issue could be the motherboard's voltage regulator OR the power supply.

Which power supply are you using?
August 16, 2009 12:52:42 AM

Crashman said:
Crashing with multiple cores enabled could be a power issue. Power issues can also cause memory instability. But the power issue could be the motherboard's voltage regulator OR the power supply.

Which power supply are you using?


Hi I am using a Thermaltake Toughpower 1500w psu for this rig.
a b V Motherboard
August 16, 2009 5:17:19 AM

war994 said:
Hi I am using a Thermaltake Toughpower 1500w psu for this rig.


Can you check the voltage levels in BIOS to make sure it's not a defective unit?

Also, you do have the 8-pin EPS12V connector plugged into the board, along with the 24-pin power connector, right?
August 16, 2009 10:00:02 PM

Crashman said:
Can you check the voltage levels in BIOS to make sure it's not a defective unit?

Also, you do have the 8-pin EPS12V connector plugged into the board, along with the 24-pin power connector, right?


Hi yes I have the 24 pin and eight pin connector fitted and I checked to make sure it is secured it it's socket. cpu voltage is set at 1.394.
according to the asrock oc tuner.
any ideas.
Regards War994.
October 2, 2009 7:42:09 PM

MwayneH said:
Did you check out this site. Alot of popular memory mfgs don't support
the memory you need.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKACuKiFITw


Hi,
Thanks for the help but I can get the system to boot but with only one core enabled. I have been unable to find a way to enable the other cores. any attempt to activate the rest of the cores in bios or windows results in the blue screen of death or boot failure. I think I have a cpu problem I am waiting till I can get a new chip to test.
All the componants are working even quad sli nvidia 9800 x2 is not giving problems but the system mutch slower than it sould be. I now know that the original problem loading windows was caused buy not selecting one core in bios before trying to load vista. I did not think the cpu was the problem as bios reported it as ok.

Regards War994
October 12, 2009 4:15:29 AM

Not sure if you got your PC working fully but I had the same problems with my Asrock X48 board and found out that the Asrock assigns the wrong voltage to the memory, I compared the specs of the memory to what the motherboard defaulted to and it was way too low. I increased the voltage from 1.96 to 2.2 (Old DDR2 memory) and it works great now.

:) 
October 12, 2009 1:45:22 PM

billj214 said:
Not sure if you got your PC working fully but I had the same problems with my Asrock X48 board and found out that the Asrock assigns the wrong voltage to the memory, I compared the specs of the memory to what the motherboard defaulted to and it was way too low. I increased the voltage from 1.96 to 2.2 (Old DDR2 memory) and it works great now.

:) 


Hi thanks for the sugestion,
The voltage did need turning up but this is not the problem anymore my pc is only running on 1 core.
October 22, 2009 3:57:02 PM

Hi there,

I know you don't have the memory problem anymore, but I do. I get the same irql error, which apparently means memory. However, I also noticed that chipset drivers were being deleted, though I'm not sure if it was the cause or a result of the bsod-ing.

When my chronic bsods first occured a few months ago I had no idea what was going on after trying everything I could think of doing, and finally reformatted and started from scratch, thinking maybe some virus had gotten through. Well, it worked, but only briefly. Then while I was trying to mess with it again, it stayed on long enough to where I got a message from MS (from the checking for solutions thingy) saying I had missing chipset drivers and giving me a link to download them. That appeared to solve it.

Last night, however, I started getting the chronic bsods again. I went and download the latest intel chipset drivers and I'm hoping that does the trick. I'll know when I get home.

I read through this string and it looks to me like you completely changed out your RAM sticks and that solved your problem somehow with the memory issue. Do you think it because the new RAM was better at handling the default voltage? You say you adjusted the voltage, but was that recently or when you switched them out?

I didn't know about the voltage issue until just now, so I'm hoping maybe if I change it then that'll be my ultimate solution to the memory problem. Just need to first figure out what voltage my RAM wants. :) 
October 23, 2009 4:04:39 PM

mukanil said:
Hi there,

I know you don't have the memory problem anymore, but I do. I get the same irql error, which apparently means memory. However, I also noticed that chipset drivers were being deleted, though I'm not sure if it was the cause or a result of the bsod-ing.

When my chronic bsods first occured a few months ago I had no idea what was going on after trying everything I could think of doing, and finally reformatted and started from scratch, thinking maybe some virus had gotten through. Well, it worked, but only briefly. Then while I was trying to mess with it again, it stayed on long enough to where I got a message from MS (from the checking for solutions thingy) saying I had missing chipset drivers and giving me a link to download them. That appeared to solve it.

Last night, however, I started getting the chronic bsods again. I went and download the latest intel chipset drivers and I'm hoping that does the trick. I'll know when I get home.

I read through this string and it looks to me like you completely changed out your RAM sticks and that solved your problem somehow with the memory issue. Do you think it because the new RAM was better at handling the default voltage? You say you adjusted the voltage, but was that recently or when you switched them out?

I didn't know about the voltage issue until just now, so I'm hoping maybe if I change it then that'll be my ultimate solution to the memory problem. Just need to first figure out what voltage my RAM wants. :) 


Hi thanks for the input .
I did swap my ram from patriot to corsair but I changed the voltages to the specs the makers recomended in both cases to get it to run at the stock speed of 1600mhz. I have also retried the patriot ram and it works fine. I had to eliminate the componants one at a time, I am now down to the CPU this has been a expensive exersise and I can't afford a new CPU right now I will post the result of the CPU swap and I hope this will cure the problem. The fact that Bios shows every thing working makes it very hard to find the problem componant, and you just dont want it to be the most expensive.

The CPU works but only when one core is selected.

Regards war994
November 12, 2009 1:05:49 PM

Hi thanks to everyone who has tried to help with this problem. I fitted a new CPU a I7 920 d0 today and it's problem solved.
I have even overclocked it to 4 ghz using the motherboard EZ overclock option in BIOS, and it is totaly stable under load.
So it's safe to say the CPU was to blame all along, idont know what caused the problem with the CPU but its dosn't work on all cores.

Thanks again
Regards
War994
September 10, 2010 11:56:51 PM

I realize this is a late post, but I just recently started having the same issue. I do have the C0 of the 920 and a velociraptor, but the CPU isn't the cause. What I found to be the problem is something with the connection between the mobo and HD.

I had become so frustrated with the problem, that I sort of rebuilt the system a little bit at a time. Not rebuilding using different parts or anything, but I did find that when I used a different slot on the mobo for the HD, the problem was solved. I thought perhaps a bad cable so I changed the cable, but after a while it would happen again. Just now it happened again and all I did was remove the plug from the box, took off the cable and then reinserted it into the same slot, and I was then able to boot up fine again. Perhaps next time I will just turn off and unplug the box for a few seconds and see if even that will work.

I may buy the D0 or something else later on, but I want to get sick of the C0 first.
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