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Old 12-30-2003, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey just Fitted brothers pc
- New ASUS mboard A7V8X-x
- 512 Corsair RAM 400mhz 3200
- AMD 3000+ XP

Rest of the stuff in pc
350w powerpack
Gf4ti4200 128mb
1 dvd 1 cdrw
1 80gig hd
1 20gig hd master
1 SMC network card
1 aureal vortex 2 soundcard

took me awhile getting it working because of windows problems (virtual memory errors so had to format) but when i did after about an hour or maybe even 10minutes on a game fps drops and sound disappears...someone said this is overheating but this pc temp is fine AND my brother had this problem on a previous mboard. The time before drops in the game seems to be in relation how much pc power the game needs to run (e.g halflife fine for an hour where as call of duty kills pc within 10minutes)

he has all latest drivers that i can think of ..graphics sound directx mboard 4v1 etc etc

the chipset had a lot of onboard stuff like video, sound, network but i'm pretty sure its all disabled in bios
there was a onboard 64memory thing which i didnt know what it was but i think thats disabled...scared to re-enable stuff on bios cause xp seems to not boot up when u change anything hence the formatting

oh btw should the 3.0 be running at 2.1 or higher?
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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could be an insufficent power supply. is it a cheap generic one.
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure, i bought it from a computer fair for around 20 pound (33 dollars). I assume its generic
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