Since i updated my HW there appears sometimes in the middle of a game reboots and i have no explaination for that. Not very often and not always on same situations, sometimes in gameshell pre-session, sometimes during the hottest battles, just like that. My screen gets black, after 3 seconds the whole system reboots on its own, unforced. Anybody else had that problem and maybe know a workaround to fix it ?
My system specs: Athlon XP2500 Barton, Epox nforce ultra400 board, 512 DDR RAM (Dual), GF4 Ti 4200 (detonator 44.67), OS: WinXP Pro SP1.
Thx for helping in advance.
Last edited by legacy-~RIP~Maverick=F; 07-14-2003 at 02:14 PM.
do you have anything overclocked?
Nope. I never do that, not cpu, not gfx card. I wanted to add that i play lots of games with this new system, and don`t have an probs at all, just in UT2k3 with those annoying auto-reboots
I read somewhere to rise the cpu voltage in bios, core volt or something like that. but there are some different types of voltage settings, and without any further knowlege i dont dare to change something there. Oh well.
does "lots of games" includ games like unreal2? or at least splinter cell of bf42.. because others aren't as ressource itnensive and do not need the same power...
actually to rise vcore in bios would mean an overclocking process... so I would not do that...
Okidoki - i solved the problem.
Spoke to a HW Specialist and he told me it can only be the V-Core. The new Barton Core`s on AMD chips need more Voltage than the standard settings in bios - as the cpu is atm newer than most of the boards / bios versions out there. My V-Core was set to 1.66 V, which is fine for AMD Torroughbred and older Thunderbird CPU`s, but not for the Barton. He said aswell you can ALWAYS rise the V-Core in bios a bit - up to 20 % higher than the default setting. It adds an extra ditch of stability to it, so its not an overclocking feature on its own. Well, cpu overclocking needs a higher V-Core aswell, but if your cpu is not overclocked it just gives you the extra stability. I`ve risen my v-core from 1.66 to 1.8 - and haven`t had one crash or auto-reboot since, just hosted a session for a test, 2 hours DM 12 players, not one problems and it runs like a dream. I just thought i put that here, maybe it helps others with crashes and rebooting problems.
great... and well.. if your system needs it raising to 1.8 is stability.. but if you now go on to 2.1 for example.. it's pure overclocking *ggg*