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A7V333 keeps freezing!

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August 30, 2002 2:48:40 AM

Hey, my new computer keeps freezing. It mostly happens when I'm playing a game (Warcraft 3 or GTA 3 so far). WHat happens is it basically freezes, sound loops, and I have to do a hard reboot. Here are my specs:

Asus A7V333-WA motherboard bios 1008
AMD 1800XP retail
Kingmax 256MB PC2700
Maxtor 60gig 7200RPM
Asus V8420 GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/128meg
Soundblaster Live! OEM
Antec 300W power supply
DLink 530TX NIC
Asus 50X cd-rom drive
4x8cm case fans

Windows 2000 w/SP3
newest NVidia detonator 40 drivers

CPU temp: 50C
MB temp: 26C

If anyone could help me out that would be really cool. I've heard of other people lowering the CPU/memory ratio from 4:5 to 1:1 and that seemeed to help for a day but i got another crash.

Thanks,
Adam.

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August 30, 2002 12:32:43 PM

That's pretty similar to the system I'm running (A7V333 with an XP2200+).

What are your BIOS settings? CPU at spec speeds, 133MHz FSB, 4:5 FSB to memory? Turbo or Optimal for chipset speed? What are your memory timings?

Based on my own experiences with testing BIOSes 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, and 1011, I'd recommend switching back to BIOS 1006.
August 30, 2002 2:21:26 PM

Try going back to a previous vid card driver version. That sounds like a problem a friend of mine was experiencing, only his problem went away when I updated his driver (it was an onboard graphics adapter). Maybe you could try an older driver version, although I don't know how you do that.

My Rig is bigger than yours.

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August 30, 2002 7:42:07 PM

bios settings are all pretty much set to default. My CPU is at 133MHz, CPU/Memory ratio is 1:1 now, but it was 4:5 before. Optimal for chipset speed.
SDRAM Config is [By SPD] which sets
CAS Latency to 2.5T(DDR),
RAS to CAS Delay [3T],
RAS Precharge Time [3T],
Active Precharge Delay [6T]
August 31, 2002 7:54:47 AM

I have this exact same problem. I have an A7V333, XP2100+, 512 MB Corsair CAS 2.5 and an ATI Radeon 8500. I'm almost 100% sure in my case the problem started when I updated my BIOS from 1005 to 1011. Then I restored the original 1005 BIOS but the problem persists. I also have the default settings on my BIOS, no overclocking. Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

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August 31, 2002 10:48:33 AM

I have A7V333 and XP2100+ (Asus Geforce Ti 4400).

I got the same problem after I had installed the 30.82 nVidia drivers under WinXP.
Try going back to something like 29.42 or get the new(40.41) driver.

It isn't the BIOS because my BIOS is also 1011 and everything is fine, until you install the new drivers.
August 31, 2002 1:54:03 PM

I had a problem like that with my a7v333 when I updated my nvidia to 30.82. Games would freeze/drop out. XP even sent in the error reports and after the 3rd one, MS said to check the vid drivers. So backed out to 29.42 and the crashes went away. I also am running 10.11 bios. After reading the forums at 3dguru, I think I'll wait to see how 40.82 works out, since they're still beta.
September 1, 2002 4:50:06 AM

Anyone have any other ideas about these crashes? I'm using the newest nvidia drivers, and don't think the old ones will do much.

I had another crash a few minutes ago... I was playing an mp3 and running 3DMark2001. All of a sudden the song started getting choppy and then my computer just froze. Is this a sign of the video card?

Adam
September 1, 2002 2:33:46 PM

If I had to guess, I'd say your power supply was too small.
September 12, 2002 9:58:38 AM

I keep getting thrown out of games also.
My specs :
A7V333
Creative GForce TI4400
256 DDR ram
Using Windows 98 SE

I tried all kind of drivers for the videocard,but im getting the same result.
I think its a setting in the bios but i tried several options out , and frankly im getting desperate.
I also have a 300W power supply, could this be the problem?
BTW what agp aperture size should i use with my gforce?
Any more bios settings would be greatly appreciated
September 12, 2002 2:27:52 PM

WOW! I have also had this problem in the past (games freeze while looping sound) with my system below:
Asus A7V333
XP 2000
ATI AIW 7500

I could never pinpoint whether it was my cheap 350 (but poor amperage) PSU, my video drivers, or my VIA 4 in 1 drivers.

Good news? I made sure no PCI cards shared my AGP IRQ (moved them to the lower slots), updated video card driver then updated 4 in 1. Now, the problem has dissappeared.

Good luck.

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