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Amd Black edition amd phenom ii x4 955 /...
August 10, 2009 at 02:26:06
Specs: Windows XP 64bit, AMD Phenom II 955\ 4GB

I recently upgraded my computer with a new motherboard (Gigabyte MA770t-UD3P), new processor (Phenom II 955), new memory (OCZ Gold DDR3 4GB), new video card (Geforce 6200 PCI, this is just a temporary card until I can get a radeon 4890) and new power unit (Arctic Power 700w). I installed a fresh copy of Windows XP 64bit on a formatted 160GB SATA drive I had. The computer has just started freezing, it can run for days before it freezes. Nothing responds the only way got out of it is restart the PC.

First of all I though it was freezing because the CPU was being put under a heavy load, so I downloaded burnin test and the CPU and RAM will quiet happily run at 100% for 15 minutes, then I though it could be the CPU over heating but the processor keeps at a cool 40 – 49 °c, then I read about the dual rails on the PSU not being balanced so I disconnected everything that was on the rail for the power for the CPU but still no success.

There are no blue screens, no errors in event viewer; the only error I am getting is in burnin test a 2d video corruption error, sometimes this error doesn’t even come up. The geforce 6200 runs in a standard PCI slot and im wondering if it could be this.

Any help would be most grateful

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August 10, 2009 at 12:46:07
See if you can setup up dump logs and view them.

Might have to setup a performance monitor log to see if you can find out memory leaks.

Might have to get more detailed system diag suite.

Might have to look at bios setting for timings.

See also any cold joints on motherboard.

Try memtest.

This is a very hard thing to find sometimes.

There used to be an issue with xp64 and some amd's but I think they fixed that. I doubt the phenom had that issue but maybe look at version level. Might have an old one.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, Make an autorun.inf folder on all usb drives.

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