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July 29, 2005, 06:54 PM
Ok guys my system specs.
MSI K8t-Neo-FIS2R Mobo
AMD 64 Socket 754 3400+ Clawhammer @ 2.4ghz
1 Corsair Value Select DDR 400 3200 @2.5cl
Nvidia 16mb TnT2 series video card
Ok so I put up everything it's running smoothly no hitches. I am happy.
Then I burn some movies and I realise that they are hitching. I am like what the hell. Anywayz I say alright let's see. I hit task manager and look at performance while watching a movie. I am seeing 100%, 90 and 80% values for my CPU WTF. ok then all of a sudden my system freezes and whola nothing gives. I reboot the same thing happens again. Them system won't start up weird getting 9 beeps I think.
I change memory and IT still not coming up. I put memory in dimm 2 it comes up but had to shutdown then it won't come up again getting 9 beeps still. Put memory back in dimm 1 it comes up but guess what a gibberish I seeing on screen. I am like what the hell is going on here. I then put memory in dimm 3 it comes up I burn like 8 movies and then it starts acting up again. 9th moving took 17mins to burn at 2.4x average. normally a movie takes like 8mins to burn what the hell is happening here people.
I am thinking it was memory but I may be wrong. I am thinking video card now not sure. I don't know what to think.
July 29, 2005, 07:51 PM
does your particular MSI board come with the or supports the d-bracket (diagnostic leds)?
July 29, 2005, 08:18 PM
:eusa_thin try resting the bios clearing every setting and download a bios update if it till give problem try different part like change memory,video card etc and see if it stop and see if your cpu is not overheating or your harddrive hotter harddrive slower it perform
July 29, 2005, 09:08 PM
Scarface I plan to change all. So not sure what going on. Will do that.
July 29, 2005, 09:21 PM
9 beeps means memory that includes cpu, the cpu could be overheating how big is the fan on cpu cause them amds does push out a lot of heat
July 29, 2005, 09:29 PM
it's the second time I am hearing over heating alright I am gonna put 5 more case fans in that should cool down the system totally don't you think guys?
July 29, 2005, 09:39 PM
it's the second time I am hearing over heating alright I am gonna put 5 more case fans in that should cool down the system totally don't you think guys?LOL...5 more? how many you already have? lol
July 29, 2005, 10:07 PM
Try another video card and try safe mode and do a full system virsu scan.
July 29, 2005, 10:13 PM
Greatis, did you check the mobo's manual to see what 9 beeps meant? Keep in mind the sequence of the beeps with pauses and all.
July 30, 2005, 12:58 AM
be acreful with those case fans, you need to have the right amount pushing in air and pulling it out to get ideal performance.throw in some saw dust or something into the empty case and see how the wind moves
July 30, 2005, 01:49 AM
Overheating is not the cause; even if your box was you wouldn't get those beeps. Seems to me that either your memory modules are bad or the slots themselves; from previous experience I can safely say that it's the latter. With my previous board I had problems getting it up. I had to be removing and re-seating the mems to get the box to boot. You need to replace your board. If you don't you're gonna notice it moving sluggish which will worsen by the day. Even to the point where all DVDs will be spoilt.
July 30, 2005, 12:54 PM
Follow Chris' advice first, check the manual to see what 9 beeps mean.
July 30, 2005, 03:13 PM
AMI Beep Code
Deep Code Description
1 short DRAMS refresh failure
2 short Parity circuit failure
3 short Base 64k RAM failure
4 short System timer failure
5 short Process failure
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
7 short Virtual mode exception error
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
11 short Cache Memory error
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed
The one in bold is the sequence of beeps I am getting. Not sure what it means MSI's site gives no explanation as to what may cause it. Right now the machine is booting up pretty fine without the beeps however my cpu is running at over 90% constantly now when burning a movie or doing anything other than typing.
I think my mobo is going.
July 30, 2005, 03:37 PM
my first guess at that description would have to do with the onboard video controller (if any). Then again, that may be too easy...
OK, I did a Google and here are some explanations that I found relating to that post code ...
The video card retrace has failed. This is usually a problem with the video card, or with the motherboard.
Display / retrace test failed. Reseat the video card.
Display/Retrace test failed: Video adapter is defective or missingHaving seen these, I would say that it's more than likely your video card causing the trouble and that would account for some of the gibberish you saw and even ragging out the CPU.
July 30, 2005, 03:43 PM
I am going to use my x8..xl in it and see what happens. :D never wanted to pull the pentium but well if that's the case.
July 30, 2005, 11:28 PM
turn off fast write in the bios and see if that helps when using the old tnt2
July 30, 2005, 11:33 PM
U tried a video card yet, what was the results?
July 31, 2005, 07:34 PM
Tried a XFX 5500 256mb video card. After installing the card the system just booted up and acted ok did not even ask for drivers or anything. I then reset the cmos and then it recognized the new vga installed the drivers and Syes still performed like crap. As soo as I start power dvd it shoots up to 100% and when watching the movie it averages at 50% still too high. This seems to be motherboard related.
August 2, 2005, 11:01 AM
which videocard drivers are you using? and is fast write disabled or enabled in the bios?
August 2, 2005, 07:30 PM
enable for the 5500 but disabled for the 16mb. that has nothing to do with it. The board itself has some faults after testing. Removed my board and got a gigabyte board and no problems.
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