New System Instability

I just built a new system with a Gigabyte 8inxp motherboard, 1 gig of DDR RAM, DVD-RW, Western Dig IDE Hard Drive, and ATI 9000 pro video. I am having some minor stability issues especially with Internet Explorer. Could this be memory related? I have generic host DDR 3200 memory running in dual memory mode. I got the memory with the rest of my components from Motherboards.com.
Stability is my number one priority.
I am running Windows XP, Office, and some web development Apps. As far as hardware: GA 8InXP, Pioneer DVD ROM, Pioneer DVD-RW, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro AGP video, and Western Digital IDE 60 GB internal hard drive.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by grpj on 04/23/03 05:31 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. Can you share as many details about your rig and the software you are using? That would help us figure out what is causing the stability issue.

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  2. I am running Windows XP, Office, and some web development Apps. As far as hardware: GA 8InXP, Pioneer DVD ROM, Pioneer DVD-RW, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro AGP video, and Western Digital IDE 60 GB internal hard drive. I am using a P4 2.4gb chip and I don't overclock.


    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by grpj on 04/23/03 05:57 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  3. Can you describe the "instability issue?" Just calling it an instability issue is a little vague, since there are thousands of things that can cause instability issues.


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  4. Programs take an unusually long time to load, and the system freezes during internet explorer sessions. Like I said in my original post, stability is my main priority.
  5. Ok I have the same board and may be able to help. Fist do you have SP1. If so you must know that this mobo does not like sp1 and big memory. I was having the same problems and was forced to uninstall sp1. There is a problem with the memory handling. It will be fixed in sp2 so i'm told, or you can contact microsoft and they will send you a patch.

    If not what timings are your ram modules running in and what slots are they in?


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  6. Thanks for the advice. Aren't there several drawbacks to running XP without SP1? Also, how do I go about getting this microsoft patch?

    To answer your question, I have 1GB of RAM running at 266MHZ in slots 1 and 2.

    Also, of the memory subject, do you get a message during POST stating the ATA133 BIOS was not installed because no drives were found? How do you get rid of this?
    Thanks again for your help.
    GRPJ
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