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I love all the drives but can not stop it from crashing my question can I use my ddr2 mem in a amd64 mother board I don't see any using ddr2 is ddr2 compatable with ddr sockets
I tired of trying to get it working thinking of trying anouther motherboard
 

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Hi Johnsr and welcome to the forum,

Hey John, don't give up yet. Why not give some of us a shot a clearing up your problem before giving up the ship for another potential situation. Why not list all your equipment like Motherboard (you have), CPU, video card, drives, power supply size (watts) and brand name, etc. etc.....drives....etc...you get the picture. Then list exactly when it crashes, what you are doing when it happens, what happens when it shuts down. Our goal is to get you going with what you have.

Post back and let us give it a shot.
 

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system setup

intel pent4 540j lga775
2-1gig kingston ddr2
superpower 500wbtx/atx
asus pci express ax300se/t
1 liton combo drive
3 liton dvd/rw
1 wd 160 gig
1 wd sata 250g
1 floppy
upgraded to latest bios did not help
went back to just below the latest
get a lot of over clocking errors {not overclocking}
some times can run for hours then freezes up usualy won't restart
I think the hard drive might be getting too hot will try to get a drive fan this weekend
have 3 fans in the case now leaving the side cover off and a reg fan blowing into the box don't help
right now i'am using my old computer been playing with this one over a month
thought I had it by using a wd12g drive went about 10 hours
 

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johnsr said:
intel pent4 540j lga775
2-1gig kingston ddr2
superpower 500wbtx/atx
asus pci express ax300se/t
1 liton combo drive
3 liton dvd/rw
1 wd 160 gig
1 wd sata 250g
1 floppy
upgraded to latest bios did not help
went back to just below the latest
get a lot of over clocking errors {not overclocking}
some times can run for hours then freezes up usualy won't restart
I think the hard drive might be getting too hot will try to get a drive fan this weekend
have 3 fans in the case now leaving the side cover off and a reg fan blowing into the box don't help
right now i'am using my old computer been playing with this one over a month
thought I had it by using a wd12g drive went about 10 hours
Hi,

Thanks for posting back. Hope you don't be offended, but we need to make certain that some basic things are done to move on and troubleshoot different areas.


First of all, make sure your heatsink clamps are clear down and snapped in. The new boxes are so hard to get snapped in properly and that causes errors. Might be a good idea to remove the clamps and resnap them down to make sure.

Did you use Artic Silver or the thermal pad to put the cpu and heatsink together?

Is your heatsink fan blowing DOWN as it should be, or is it blowing up?

If you have one fan blowing out the back of the computer and others blowing cool air in, then that should be sufficient to do the job with this board and unit.

You talk about temps and that could be a concern. YOu need to take a look at the PROBE program on your computer and report your temps (also can look in BIOS setup menu) for both at-rest and under-stress temps. That should tell us if that is an issue. Please report to us what they say.

You listed your power supply and from what I can find, that might be a suspect in this issue. This is not a major brand supply, and I am not saying it is bad, just that it is suspect at this point. We will try to rule that out as a cause of your problem. There are many no-name supplies out there with 500 watts that can't match the power output of even an Antec 350 or Enermax 350. The PROBE program also lists power to each rail of the computer, so you need to check that out and report those voltages to us. Also, look on the side of the power supply and report the amps on each rail. That should give us an idea about the power aspect of your unit.

For the earlier mentioned heat and voltages conerns, if you don't want to use the PROBE program, here are a couple free downloads that will help to monitor these areas:

Sandra Lite Utility
http://www.download.com/3000-2086-10018691.html

or

Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free

http://www.sofotex.com/SpeedFan-download_L4655.html


Have you tried your computer yet with only one stick of ram to see if that makes a difference. If that helps, then will give you a program to test your ram. Oh, your ram is on the motherboard QVL list for memory, isn't it?

This should give you some things to look at and report back. The results you get should assist us in locating the problem. No guarantees, but those of us on this team will sure try to help you get it going.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for posting back. Hope you don't be offended, but we need to make certain that some basic things are done to move on and troubleshoot different areas.


First of all, make sure your heatsink clamps are clear down and snapped in. The new boxes are so hard to get snapped in properly and that causes errors. Might be a good idea to remove the clamps and resnap them down to make sure.

Did you use Artic Silver or the thermal pad to put the cpu and heatsink together?

Is your heatsink fan blowing DOWN as it should be, or is it blowing up?

If you have one fan blowing out the back of the computer and others blowing cool air in, then that should be sufficient to do the job with this board and unit.

You talk about temps and that could be a concern. YOu need to take a look at the PROBE program on your computer and report your temps (also can look in BIOS setup menu) for both at-rest and under-stress temps. That should tell us if that is an issue. Please report to us what they say.

You listed your power supply and from what I can find, that might be a suspect in this issue. This is not a major brand supply, and I am not saying it is bad, just that it is suspect at this point. We will try to rule that out as a cause of your problem. There are many no-name supplies out there with 500 watts that can't match the power output of even an Antec 350 or Enermax 350. The PROBE program also lists power to each rail of the computer, so you need to check that out and report those voltages to us. Also, look on the side of the power supply and report the amps on each rail. That should give us an idea about the power aspect of your unit.

For the earlier mentioned heat and voltages conerns, if you don't want to use the PROBE program, here are a couple free downloads that will help to monitor these areas:

Sandra Lite Utility
http://www.download.com/3000-2086-10018691.html

or

Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free

http://www.sofotex.com/SpeedFan-download_L4655.html


Have you tried your computer yet with only one stick of ram to see if that makes a difference. If that helps, then will give you a program to test your ram. Oh, your ram is on the motherboard QVL list for memory, isn't it?

This should give you some things to look at and report back. The results you get should assist us in locating the problem. No guarantees, but those of us on this team will sure try to help you get it going.
dealer tech installed chip and fan
dc out +3.3v-35a,+5v-45a=253w +12v-30a -12v-0.8a, -5v-0.5a
total==476w+24w
will reply back if I can get it to boot up again and will tre the programs for temp
thank you
 

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ATX Power Supplies - Brands from A to Z

*** RATED BY QUALITY ***

Key
H = High Quality (Good Solid Reliable Brand)
L = Low Quality (Cheap Generic)
M = Medium Quality (In-between)
U = Unknown


A-Power................L
A-Top..................L
A+GPB..................L
AcBel..................L
AC Ryan (Ryanpower)....L
Aerocool...............U
AG.....................L
Ahanix.................L
Akasa..................L
Allied.................L
Antec..................M/H
AOpen..................L
APC....................L
Apex Allied............L
Aspire.................L/M
Astec..................L
Athena.................L
BFG....................L
Broadway Gaming........U
Channel Well...........L
CHAS...................L
Chenbro................U
Chieftec...............L
Coba...................L
Codegen................L
Conrad.................M
CoolerMaster...........H
CoolMax................M
Crystal................L
Dell...................L
Delta..................L
Diablo.................L
Eagle..................L
Echo Star..............L
Enermax................H
Engleking..............M
Enlight................M
Epson..................L
FDK....................L
Fortron (FSP)..........H
Gateway................L
Gazelle Multimedia.....L
Global Marketing.......L
GPower.................L
Guardian...............L
Herolchi...............M
Hipro..................L
HP/Compaq..............L
HPC International......L
Huntkey................L
I-Star.................L
IBM Redundant..........U (expensive)
Intel Redundant........U (expensive)
In Win.................L
Jaguar.................U
Kensington.............L
Kingwin................L
L&C....................L
Leadman................L
Levicom................L
LiteOn.................U
Logisys................U
Mad Dog................L/M
Maxtron................L
MGE....................L
MGE Vortec.............M
MorningStar............L
NEC....................L
Newton.................L
Nexus..................L
Noise Magic............L
NorthQ.................M
Nspire.................L
OCZ....................H
Omega..................L
Packard Bell...........L
PC Power & Cooling.....H
PC-World (PCW).........L
PCMCIS.................U
Power..................L
PowerStream............L
PowerTek...............L
PowerUp................L
PowMax.................L
PowMax XPower..........L
Premium................L
Pyramid................L
Q-Tec..................L
Q-Technology...........L
RaidMax................U
Real Power.............L
Rosewill...............L
SCS....................L
SeaSonic...............H
Shuttle................L
Silent Purepower.......U
SilenX.................L
Silverstone............H
Sky Hawk (Eagle Tech)..L
Sparkle................H
Star Micronics.........L
StarTech...............L
Sun....................L
SuperFlower............L
Supermicro.............L
Tagan..................H
Task...................L
ThermalTake............M
Topower................L
Tri-Mag................L
TSP....................L
Tyan Tiger.............L
TTGI...................L
Ultra-Power Computer...L
Ultra..................M
Ultra X-Connect........L
Vantec.................H
Verax..................H
Vigor..................U
Xion...................L
xPCgear................L
Zalman.................H
Zippy..................L
 

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Welcome to TSF:

your -12Volt reading is nasty low !!!!!! try another PSU / do yourself a favor and stay clear of the generics


Hey Fellas: Check the -12V readings on your systems and post :)

mine= -9.65Volts


regards

joe
 

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I'm confused

Looks like you posted the info from your ps with voltage/current capability.

fwiw, my Antec True 380s -12v @ 1.0 A

probe shows my -12 as -11.932, +5 is 5.017, 3.3 is 3.28 and Vcore is 1.31.

Just found this out today too, you guys may know this. Apparently for some time there have been a lot of bad capacitors floating around the mobo world. Checkout
http://badcaps.com/
Sadly, it looks like our beloved Asus is not immune either.
Just something else to check.

Good luck,
rePete
 
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