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Hi

I have just built a new PC from scratch, and have had endless problems. I have had some heat issues, but a new case has solved that one. Now I am getting random restarts for no apparent reason. It happens whilst playing games and whilst sitting idle.

Here are my specs

Asus Rampage Formula motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Processor
Nvidia 8800Ultra graphics card
2GB Corsair DDR2 800 RAM
550 watt psu
onboard sound card
1TB Seagate Barracuda harddrive
250 GB Hitachi harddrive

I haven't overclocked any of the components and have done countless formats and windows installations. The heat is no longer an issue, MB running at under 40 degrees. Performance wise it runs great. Using 3D Mark 2006, I got a score of 13181 marks. It just restarts pretty often for nothing. Some of the things I have been doing when it restarts include downloading games to steam and file transfers over the lan. Pretty standard non intensive things really.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Any help is greatly appreciated
 

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What brand power supply do you have to run that 8800 video card. I am thinking you might be too light to do the job with that card. Also, please download and run SensorviewPro and report back what the at-rest and under-stress temperatures are so we can see a comparison. Also, report the voltages when you first start up.
 

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Hi again,

Just an update, he changed his power supply, it is more powerful than I thought, He is running a 670 watt Hiperpower SLI ready PSU
 

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You still need to run the Sensorview. Hipe BTW, is a very weak and cheap power supply. Here is a list of great power supplies:

Seasonic - any model
Corsair - any model
Thermaltake - "Toughpower" series only
Coolermaster - "Real Power Pro" series only
PC Power & Cooling - any model
Silverstone - any model
 

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We are gunna run sensorview soon, thanks for the tip.

We have just had a Blue Screen error, it occurred while transferring files on the lan

IRQL_NOT_Less_or_Equal
Tech info 0x0000000A (0X00000004,0xooooooff,0x00000001, 0x80546AOC
Beginning dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete

Does this mean anything to anyone? We seem to be only getting problems, whether it be restarts blue screens, when transferring files from one computer to another.

*We are running Windows XP Service Pack 3 with all updates. The problem has occurred both before and after the service pack updates
 

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Hi again,

We have used sensorview pro. Here are our results

Voltage

Vcore A - 1.19v
+3.3v - 3.23v
+12v - 11.30

Temps

Idle Stressed
Cpu 35 46
GPU 54 69
Sys 27 25
Aux 34 40
HD0 27 27
HD1 29 29


CPU Clock 3173 mhz

Also, I forgot to mention earlier, the bsdod error also said Disable in BIOS caching or shadowing.

Hope this helps
 

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the power supply is an elcheap-o you cant run an 8800 ultra on a cheap power supply


this is out of spec +12v - 11.30 :4-thatsba
 

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I have checked the voltage in my BIOS and using PC Probe and they both read at 11.98v. It is only sensorview Pro that came up with this anomaly.

Also, I had that graphics card and power pack in another machine, the only difference was I was using an E6600 processor and Abit Aw9d Max mobo. I never had a problem at all with that rig using this exact psu.

Also, can you shed any light on the BSOD error that I experienced? I have run a memtest with no errors, and have flashed my BIOS to see if that makes a difference.
 

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We are gunna run sensorview soon, thanks for the tip.

We have just had a Blue Screen error, it occurred while transferring files on the lan

IRQL_NOT_Less_or_Equal
Tech info 0x0000000A (0X00000004,0xooooooff,0x00000001, 0x80546AOC
Beginning dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete

Does this mean anything to anyone? We seem to be only getting problems, whether it be restarts blue screens, when transferring files from one computer to another.

*We are running Windows XP Service Pack 3 with all updates. The problem has occurred both before and after the service pack updates
Go into your Windows folder in the C drive, and look for the minidump folder.

Post a couple of the dumps here, and i'll open them up for you. Those will give you some idea of what conflict is giving you the blue screen.

No harm in checking that first, but realize that the advice in here about the psu is probably going to be the fix for this.




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Thanks for taking a look, I have attatched the dump folder to the thread.

I fully appreciate the PSU info, and have already priced up a Silverstone 1000 watt PSU which I am planned to buy, but cant get there to pick it up until the weekend. Here is the one I found, does this seem like it will do the job?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=602504

I just want to make sure I have ruled out every possibility before I buy the PSU, so that when I get it home and fit it, everything actually works! I have had to make 3 trips to 2 different component shops so far, I don't want to have to make any more, money is fast running out!
 

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Any good 750 watt from my list that I posted will do the job fine for you, so search for a bargain and don't fork out more than you have to. You might find a 750 from one of those that is even a better bargain than you have spotted.

This link below is a real killer unit from the same source:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=662298

Seasonic is even better than Silverstone In my opinion. I only use Seasonic power supplies in my personal rigs. If you can find even a 750 Seasonic, it will pull most anything. I didn't see one from your supplier, but didn't spend much time looking.
 

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Thanks for taking a look, I have attatched the dump folder to the thread.

I fully appreciate the PSU info, and have already priced up a Silverstone 1000 watt PSU which I am planned to buy, but cant get there to pick it up until the weekend. Here is the one I found, does this seem like it will do the job?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=602504

I just want to make sure I have ruled out every possibility before I buy the PSU, so that when I get it home and fit it, everything actually works! I have had to make 3 trips to 2 different component shops so far, I don't want to have to make any more, money is fast running out!
All 3 point to a driver fault, most likely the video driver.








 

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the most effective way to rid driver problems is a repair install / that will strip out ALL drivers from the windows system and deliver a brand new hardware detection and inventory >>>>>

google search for windows xp repair install
 

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Question: Did the power supply fix your problems?? I am having similar problems. Sometimes I'll get a half second buzz freeze while playing games. Usually I crash all together in the end.

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Not at the moment it hasn't. We haven't tested it for long enouhg yet, we are getting other errors here and there. I'll let you know if it fixes that problem though, when we get round to testing games onit!
 
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