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From: Nick on 12/19/2001
I was wondering if anyone could help me here.

I just recently bought a new computer from a company online that builds custom systems and I've only had it for a few weeks, but ever since I've got it, it's been completely locking up at random times.

I've tried to pinpoint the exact time, but to no avail. Now I contacted my tech support, but they told me to try running the computer with another DIMM of DDR RAM, the problem is that I don't have an extra DIMM because I just upgraded to this system and don't currently have any extra components. I am fairly sure it is a hardware problem, but don't know where to begin.

here's a quick overview of my system:
Motherboard - ABit KG7 RAID
AMD Athlon XP 1700
40 GB Western Digital HD
Video Card - Asus 8200 Deluxe GeForce 3
Sound Card - Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
NIC - 3Com 3C905B 10/100 PCI
Operating System - Windows XP Pro

FYI too, I tried some freeware diagnostic program called BurnInTest, but everything passed fine, whereas I know everything isn't fine.

Any help would be appreciated! thanks!


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From: xxMSAxx on 05/23/2003
Sorry to say its your board and processor.

I also have a problem with the xp1700 and abit kg7-raid
I have been to about 6 forums where many users are having the same problems with this board and processor combo.XP1600,XP1700,and XP1800 chips do not play well with this board. Ive gotten it to run by going into the bios softset menu and setting the processor to user defined settings that look like this:


Its under using the processor and I still cant do processor heavy things like play ut2003 or rar stuff up but hey it gets me by till i can get a new board.


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From: Jeremiah on 12/19/2001
Hey Nick it could be sevral things. The two top things I can think of is that you're power supply isn't packing the power you're system needs to run so it frezes I've had a computer do this to me before it took a while to figuer out that was the problem and that you're heat sync on you're prosser isn't keeping your cpu cool enough when it over heats it will cause you're computer to crash and if left unattended it will fry you're cpu.. so check both of thoes out. also try getting a few case fans to put in you're computer just for safety to keep all you're hardware running smooth. hope this helps.



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