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system rebooting problem

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by chris thomas, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. chris thomas

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    Hi guys, help needed,, just updated my system ready to go the htpc root but i,m havin a bit of a prob,,
    system msi k7n420 pro n-force board
    athlon xp2000
    radeon 9700 graphics and 640 meg ddr pc2100, 2x256 + 1x128 strip,,os is xp professional.
    When i try and run 3d mark 2001se about 5-10 seconds in it stops ang goes back to the desktop, also when surfing occasionally i get a explorer error message come up and the system reboots itself, i hav a d bracket fitted and the 4 leds are on green which says cpu damaged or incorrectly fitted but i,ve ran burn in on si-soft sandra and everything cpu wise seems fine,,any help appreciated,cheers in advance. ;)
     
  2. JohnS

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    Was xp a clean install? If it was then the next thing to suspect is the ram, try it with just one of the sticks of 256 and see what happens.
     
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    Thanx john,,done a clean install but was no go so then tried the memory and bingo, my fault, i,d got 2 strips of 256 and 1x 128, took the 128 out and everything is well, 3dmark 2001 se, score 11,453 :D so thanx again john ;)
     
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    Excellent,

    512mb is plaenty for a HTPC anyway,
     

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