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I just finished building myself the following system:

Pentium 4 - 2.66 Ghz FSB 533
Soltek SL-85erv2 w/ built in Snd
512 DDR Ram PC-3200
ATI Radeon 9700 PRO
Sound Blaster Audigy
D-ling Lan Card 10/100
60 Gb Seagate V
52/24/52 LG Burner
16/48 LG DVD-Rom

300 Watt Power Suply..

I have it running Win XP Pro but for some reason it restarts a lot just out of the blue when i try to install stuff (not always the same stuff). I know it is not the ram as i checked it using another stick and the CPU temp does not exceed 45 C. Anyone have any clue why this is happening??
 

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I would agree on Power Supply too. First thing I usually look at when I get a machine that likes to restart or shutdown on its own is the PS.

Good luck,

Laffctx
 

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Also, the problem could be the video drivers. Download and install the latest drivers.
 

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Ok, a little update =], i replaced the Power Suplly with a 400 W model. it did not solve the problem. I have replaced the one 512 Ram chip with two 256 sticks (the shop ran out of 512 sticks =/). It did not solve the problem. I downloaded the latest drivers for justa bout evrything in the machine. It did not solve the problem. So i decided to do some more specific testing etc.

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The restarts occur during installations and large file transfers. So i have replaced all the IDE cables, did not solve the problem. I tried another HDD, did not solve the prioblem. It seems however that when i install WIn 98, the system does not restart but it quite a lot slower then it should and the 50x burner refuses to burn faster then 8x.

I therefore believe that it's a problem with the bus somewhere, possibly an imcompatibility with the ram or something?, anyways i have e-mailed the motherboard manufacturer and await reply. If you think you know what the problem could be please reply, as i still have no real clue as to what the real problem.

Also one last detail, the HD currently has it's own wire from the Power Supply so it's not a problem with the HD not gettin enough power.
 

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This may be a shot in the dark but are the dvd and burner on the same ide channel? If so disconnect one of them and see if you still get the restarts.
 

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Tried that as well... did not make a difference.... pretty sure it is something in the motherboard Bus as i ever tried disconnecting evrything but the HD from the IDE bus and then copy files over LAN... but thnx for your effort....

This computer is rlly busting my balls..... :dead:
 

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I'd go into the BIOS and disable UDMA for all channels, and see if this fixes it. Note that this is only a test, because disk speed will suck, we're just trying to narrow it down. :)

If killing the DMA solves the problem, you may need to look for the MB drivers for the IDE channels, like the VIA 4-in-1 drivers for VIA chipsets, and the Intel Application Accelerator for Intel chipsets.
 

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I tried to disable UDMA but i could not find it anywhere, i downloaded the latest 4-in-1 drivers though and even the mini-port drivers to get the best support for my ATA-133 but it still does not work... All soltek support is giving me is links to Microsoft Knowledge base article's so there not rlly helpin either. If anyone has any clue where i should look i would rlly like you to leave me a reply as i have no clue as to where i should look anymore.....
 
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