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Anonymous
March 25, 2001 7:50:16 PM

I have reacently upgraded my system to the following configuration:

AOpen 250 Watts power supply
AOpen AK73 Pro motherboard
AMD Athlon 1 GHz
256 MB 133 MHz from simply technology (single DIMM)
SB Live Platinum 5.1
Creative GForce 2 MX DDR 32 MB
4 GB HD (OLD)
20 GB HD (OLD)
Creative Encore 2 DVD decoder card and newer creative PC-DVD 4.8 Drive
network card

This computer is a bit unstable even for windows, what could it be? I am guessing overloaded power supply but I then disconected the 4 GB HD and I still have the same problem.

Who's your dady?

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Anonymous
March 26, 2001 7:44:50 PM

I removed my creative modem and things went a lot smoother.

Next I am planning to remove the DVD card as I am going to get myself a proper player soon. I hope that helps make things run better

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March 27, 2001 5:36:08 AM

Sounds like the typical IRQ sharing problem that any VIA chipset motherboard can have. Should have tried setting your bios to configure the PCI cards.

Suicide is painless...........
Anonymous
March 29, 2001 6:56:10 PM

I have started having another problem I used to face even back when I had my Intel BX2 board. My computer regularly freezes for a second or less then resums as normal... this is thoroughly anoying

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March 29, 2001 10:00:13 PM

That sounds like either a heat, memory, or APM problem. Disable APM, check your video card to see if the heatsink is hot, check your CPU temps, and use 128MB of name-brand memory.

Suicide is painless...........
Anonymous
March 30, 2001 7:59:42 AM

My CPU runs between 39 and 48 degrees (39 idle, 48 when playing games and doing other intensive tasks), that is a reasonable range isnt it? As for my GForce 2 mx card, it has a HUUUUUUGE fan just below it cooling it, and when I put my finger on the heatsink, it seems to be running within reasonable tempreture (my first voodoo card burnt my finger and left a scar).
As for the ram, I had this problem even back when I was using spectec ram, which has a very high reputation here in the middle east.

All what is left that I can think if is what you said about advanced power management. I have no idea ow to turn that off, but I guess I can figure it out if I fiddle with my bios.

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March 30, 2001 8:20:52 AM

48 is fine for a max temp. I can't think of anything offhand to help except to set your BIOS to configure your PCI PNP cards.

Suicide is painless...........
Anonymous
April 9, 2001 11:38:23 AM

I am still facing this problem with regular unnecessary pauses in my computer..... it realy sucks when I play games... or when I am on the internet trying to type something.

Cant anybody help me? do you need more details?

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April 9, 2001 2:55:32 PM

I have seen this caused by a few different cards, and it was alomost always an IRQ sharing problem-some things do not like to be shared on some motherboards, expecially one with VIA chipsets. So you could try seeing what's shared and tell us.

Suicide is painless...........
Anonymous
April 10, 2001 9:45:04 PM

IRQ 10 NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
IRQ 10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering

IRQ 11 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
IRQ 11 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
IRQ 11 Accton EN1207D-TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
IRQ 11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering

I/O Port 0x03F6-0x03F6 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
I/O Port 0x03F6-0x03F6 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

I/O Port 0x01F0-0x01F7 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
I/O Port 0x01F0-0x01F7 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

IRQ 12 Creative SB Live! series
IRQ 12 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering

IRQ 14 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

IRQ 15 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
IRQ 15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)

Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xD7FFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xD7FFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce2 MX

Memory Address 0xDC000000-0xDDFFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xDC000000-0xDDFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce2 MX

I/O Port 0x0376-0x0376 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
I/O Port 0x0376-0x0376 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)

I/O Port 0xD000-0xD00F VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
I/O Port 0xD000-0xD00F Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

I/O Port 0x0170-0x0177 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
I/O Port 0x0170-0x0177 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)


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Anonymous
April 10, 2001 9:47:36 PM

IRQ 0 System timer OK
IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard OK
IRQ 2 Programmable interrupt controller OK
IRQ 3 Communications Port (COM2) OK
IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
IRQ 5 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus OK
IRQ 6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller OK
IRQ 7 Printer Port (LPT1) OK
IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
IRQ 9 Creative SB16 Emulation OK
IRQ 10 NVIDIA GeForce2 MX OK
IRQ 10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 11 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
IRQ 11 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
IRQ 11 Accton EN1207D-TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter OK
IRQ 11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 12 Creative SB Live! series OK
IRQ 12 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
IRQ 14 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller OK
IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
IRQ 15 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller OK
IRQ 15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK


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Anonymous
April 10, 2001 9:52:06 PM

These were mentioned under the category, problem devices in windows system information:

ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering ACPI\*PNP0C0F\00000002 22
Client for Microsoft Networks NETWORK\VREDIR\0006 10
EPSON Stylus Photo LPTENUM\EPSONSTYLUS_PHOTO97F6\ACPI&*PNP0400&0 28
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks NETWORK\VSERVER\0007 10
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks NETWORK\VSERVER\0006 10


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April 10, 2001 11:01:00 PM

Go into BIOS, change two settings-first, make BIOS configure your PCI cards (a seting like PNP OS-NO). Second, set your BIOS to assign an IRQ for VGA.
Restart your computer, when it is reconfigured, remove and reistall any devices that have a problem. Then see if your computer works better.

Suicide is painless...........
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