Question about ASUS M2A-VM (0610839149438) Motherboard

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M2A-VM random reboot

i have 20 machine's ,
Motherboard M2A-VM
Athlon64 x2 5200+
RAM Kingston DDR2 800 2Gb
320Gb HDD Hitachi
Ati Radeon 3850
and all machine's have the same problem, random reboot!!!
BIOS and Drivers are up to date, OS is Windows XP SP3
Please HELP

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  • ray_ujang Feb 14, 2009

    i also have the same problem
    i bought 8nos. asus m2a-vm mobo. 1 of them cannot boot at all. 4 of them acting very unstable. sometimes random boot and always scandisk for inconsistency at every boot. if no scandisk, the time to boot to xp around 5min. i experience slow pc performance in to open 'my computer' also take some time. 3 of them run fine but not quite ok becoz sometime the mouse pointer freeze for 2-3sec.(not a mouse problem). so i dont want to touch these 3 but i concentrate more on the other 4(very unstable). originally the spec are:
    asus m2a-vm
    sempron 3000+
    advance module 533mhz 512mb ram
    seagate barracuda 80g hdd

    i swap 1 by 1 with my other pc
    athlonx2 4000+
    kingston 667mhz 1gb ram (in asus QVL)
    western digital caviar 80g hdd
    but still the problem exist.

    all this component running fine on my other mobo
    biostar ta690g
    biostar nf1s
    abit nf-m2s
    pc chip

    i've install the latest chipset driver. same problem.
    my bios ver.1501 can anyone help.



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There is no windows xp sp3.all sp3 are made by hackers which used to hack the systems please change ur operating system and also uncheck the My computer(right click)->properties->advanced->startup and recovery,uncheck the automatically restary.
ur problem may be solved.

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