- RAM: OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR2 1066MHZ - 2 x 2GB D/C Kit PN - OCZ2RPR10662GK
- CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ @ 3.0 GHZ
- MB: Asus M3A78-EM (Micro ATX)
- GFX: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB PCI-E
- HDD: Western Digital 320 GB HD - WDC WD3200AAKS-00B3A0 ATA Device
- Power Supply: Enermax 535 Watt - Model #: EG5659-VE (4 months old)
- DVD-Rom: TSSTcorp CDDVDWSH-S223F ATA Device
- Windows XP x64
- Windows Vista Ultimate x64
When I install Windows XP x64 or Windows Vista Ultimate x64 randomly during start up on the splash screen, my pc will just freeze.
Then you have to restart it, Windows will give you the option to Load Last Known Good Configuration, Load Windows Normally, or Load in Safe Modes
Now you can go either route, Load Last Known Good Conifguration, or Load Windows Normally, and it will usually freeze again at some point during the splash screen.
I had turned on my boot log, saw it was freezing on acpti.dat or w/e (power management driver) I updated my bios ver to like 1305 and i thought it was fixed
But it didn't solve the problem, its so random, sometimes it won't freeze at all for awhile, then sometimes you have to restart and hit either Last Known Good Config or Load Windows Normally like 5-10 times, then it will finally load.
So I thought it was fixed but its not. I have been putting up with it for a few months, but I want it fixed.
I thought maybe it was WinXP x64 and a driver issue, so I tried Vista Ultimate x64, but same freeze.
-checked memory with Memtest86 & Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool in Vista, no errors.
-checked hdd with HDD Regenerator, no bad sectors.
I gave the boot log to a friend, they said from looking through it, the motherboard is to blame, something possibily faulty (looking on google, appear the board is pretty garbage, lots of problems)
I've also been told the HD is to blame, so I want to know for sure, so I don't go out and buy a new one for nothing.
Also if it is the motherboard, its not very old, like all of it I bought 2 months ago.
Would ASUS mfg warranty replace it? or am I out the cash.
CPU-Z 1.49 report file
Number of processors 1
Number of cores 2 per processor
Number of threads 2 per processor
Name AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Code Name Windsor
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Package Socket AM2 (940)
Extended Family/Model F.43
Brand ID 4
Core Stepping JH-F3
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 1004.5 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 5.0 x 200.9 MHz
HT Link speed 1004.5 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instruction sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
L1 Data cache (per processor) 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache (per processor) 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache (per processor) 2 x 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Chipset & Memory
Northbridge AMD 780G rev. 00
Southbridge ATI SB700 rev. 00
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Frequency 200.9 MHz (CPU/5)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 5.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 5 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 24 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Name System Product Name
System S/N System Serial Number
Mainboard Vendor ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Mainboard Model M3A78-EM
BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Version 1302
BIOS Date 12/26/2008
Module 1 DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 2048 MBytes, OCZ
Module 2 DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 2048 MBytes, OCZ
Windows Version Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
DirectX Version 10.0