roostermilk Posted January 20, 2006 Share Posted January 20, 2006 I have had this rig for about 5.5 months. I built it myself, and it was not my first build. I first noticed I was having problems the day I installed Windows XP. It took several tries to get it installed because of BSODs during the installation process. After tweaking memory settings in bios and updating it I was able to make it through the installation. The problems got more annoying from there. Everything seemed to be ok, except I would get a random BSOD. This problem was fixed by tweaking more memory settings. I ran memtest for hours and days trying to find the right combination of settings that would work, but I kept getting one or two errors after 100s of tests. Really annoying. About a week ago, frustrated from trying to play game after game only to CTD or randomly restart I decided I was going to fix the problem. The situation has reverted back to how it started and is even worse. All programs from winamp to firefox to battlefield 2, to halflife will crash with errors and sometimes without. The computer will also randomly restart. The event viewer usually points to mrxsmb.sys as the source of the error, but I have no knowledge of this file so it doesn't help me any. It has to do with drivers which leads me to believe it isn't ram related although I am sure it is. I need help because I frankly would like to be able to stabily use my computer and finally get to play games for more than 30 seconds at a time. I am extremely frustrated and could use any advice. PU(s) Number of CPUs 1 Name AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Code Name Venice Specification AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+ Family / Model / Stepping F F 0 Extended Family / Model F 2F Brand ID 4 Package Socket 939 Core Stepping DH-E3 Technology 90 nm Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64 CPU Clock Speed 2202.9 MHz Clock multiplier x 11.0 HTT Bus Frequency 200.3 MHz L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size L2 Speed 2202.9 MHz (Full) L2 Location On Chip L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes L2 Bus Width 128 bits Mainboard and chipset Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Motherboard model A8V Deluxe, Rev 1.xx BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc. BIOS revision 1017.002 BIOS release date 11/14/2005 Chipset VIA K8T800 Pro rev. 00 Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00 Sensor chip Winbond W83627THF Graphic Interface AGP AGP Status enabled, rev. 3.0 AGP Data Transfer Rate 8x AGP Max Rate 8x AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled AGP Aperture Size 128 MBytes Memory DRAM Type DDR-SDRAM DRAM Size 1024 MBytes DRAM Frequency 200.3 MHz FSB:DRAM CPU/11 CAS# Latency 2.0 clocks RAS# to CAS# 2 clocks RAS# Precharge 2 clocks Cycle Time (TRAS) 5 clocks Bank Cycle Time (TRC) 11 clocks DRAM Idle Timer 16 clocks # of memory modules 2 Module 0 Corsair DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes Module 1 Corsair DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes Software Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 2600) DirectX version 9.0c Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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