Random lock ups and reboots? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 533
Default Random lock ups and reboots?

Hello all, I recently installed a new motherboard in a friends PC. I tested the PC and had it running without trouble for over 20 hours. I tested several apps and well as a game he asked me to install, everything seemed to run flawlessly. I even ended up playing his StarWars KoToR game for about an hour =)

So anyway, he got it home, all he had to do was setup his internet. (DSL Modem) He emailed me like 5 times saying all his games lock up, even the one I tested, he said he's getting random reboots. Could DSL software cause this stuff to go nuts? He told me he has his network connection icon on the taskbar, but there is a second icon with an exclamation or something over it next to it.

I sent him an email and told him to disconnect his internet cable form his PC and see if stuff works after that.

Anyone have any other ideas? The guy lives over an hour from me and I hate to have to go make a house call.
__________________

__________________
Q6600 @ 2.66
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
4GB XMS2 Corsair Ram
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Evga 275 GTX
500GB Seagate Sata 2 HDD
250GB Western SATA2 HDD
Corsair 850TX Power Supply
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
Samsung 2693HM 26" LCD
Microsoft Keyboard
Logitech MX518 Mouse
Geek Squad 875VA Back-UP UPS
Windows XP SP3
Raphael Argus is offline  
Old 11-05-2004, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1
Default

update your display card's driver
__________________

planes is offline  
Old 11-05-2004, 06:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 13
Default

what g card is he using? maybe he has tried to mess around the resolution settings for the games??
chris123456 is offline  
Old 11-05-2004, 06:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: A system that rotates chaotically while simulations indicate irregular and unconventional behaviour.
Posts: 477
Default

how bout firewalls and virus scanners and stuff?
LoTeX is offline  
Old 11-05-2004, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 533
Default

He is using SP2 with a firewall, and Norton Antivirus. I had his latest nvidia drivers on the system for him. He's using a Geforce 5700le graphics cards, the same one I use. He probably did try to adjust settings in the games. But he now has told me every game he has locks up. What would be the best course of action?

I was thinking of telling him to do this:

Disable the firewall.
Disable Norton temporarily
Download and run the latest Nvidia drivers AGAIN.

I have no other ideas. He said he unplugged his internet connection and everything is still locking up. Sigh.
__________________
Q6600 @ 2.66
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
4GB XMS2 Corsair Ram
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Evga 275 GTX
500GB Seagate Sata 2 HDD
250GB Western SATA2 HDD
Corsair 850TX Power Supply
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
Samsung 2693HM 26" LCD
Microsoft Keyboard
Logitech MX518 Mouse
Geek Squad 875VA Back-UP UPS
Windows XP SP3
Raphael Argus is offline  
Old 11-06-2004, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 533
Default

For anyone that is having similar problems that comes across this message, his DSL modem HATED the onboard ethernet adapter. I disabled that in the BIOS and popped in a cheap Linksys and his problems were all solved. Shrug.
__________________

__________________
Q6600 @ 2.66
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
4GB XMS2 Corsair Ram
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Evga 275 GTX
500GB Seagate Sata 2 HDD
250GB Western SATA2 HDD
Corsair 850TX Power Supply
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
Samsung 2693HM 26" LCD
Microsoft Keyboard
Logitech MX518 Mouse
Geek Squad 875VA Back-UP UPS
Windows XP SP3
Raphael Argus is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.