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Freezing 2.2 amd 3500+ 1 gb ddr 433, 7900gs Nvida card and it freezes on the lamest games, the CPU also runs at 100% on these games and stays there until it freezes. i have had best buy run diagnostics on it and found nothing. i dont know what to do. everything has been updated i downloaded drivers off the net and i re-flashed bios i think i have tryed everthing so if you have an idea please give me more than one:)

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Re: freezing

There must be problem with the agp card. please check whether the card is getting heated. if not replace the card and check out

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How much power do I need for this board?

Power Supply Calculator,

A) System Type: 1 physical CPU (Processor)
B) Motherboard: High-end desktop (KN1 Extreme)
C) CPU Brand: AMD
4) CPU Socket: Socket 939

5) CPU: Lord only knows. I chose a Processor that uses Up To 89 Watts. AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2400MHz San Diego 1.35v

6) CPU Utilization TDP: 90% TDP (recommended)
(In otherwords leave alone)

7) Overclock my CPU!: Leave alone
8) RAM: 2 sticks of DDR SDRAM

9) Video Cards;
A) Video Brand: AMD (AMD owns ATI now)
B) Video Card 1: AMD Radeon HD5450
C) Video Card 2, 3, and 4: Leave alone
D) Video Type: Leave alone
E) Physics Processing Units: Leave alone

10) Hard Drives:
A) Regular SATA: 1 HDD

11) Go to Drives;
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 2 Drives

12) Go back up to the right; PCI Cards:
I left alone. Only you know at present, if you are using one, or more of these types of PCI cards.

13) Go to Fans;
80mm / Regular / 2 Fans. (Just guess-timating)

All fields should be entered now. If not make adjustments to what I didn't know. Include in the proper field.

Now go to the bottom right, and click on - Calculate
(Calculate / Reset / Print )

I come up with 265 Watts.

Want to know EXACTLY what hardware is used inside; without opening the computer case?
Use the tiny free program, CPU-Z from

(Can help you download, install, and use, CPU-Z if you need.
I have used CPU-Z for years)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Nov 19, 2012 | ECS KN1 EXTREME Socket 939/nFroce...

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My cpu ran smoothly for a year now. then all of a sudden, it encounter the bsod. try to reset it and nothing happens. i leave the cpu for about 30 minutes and it boot up. one beep and it freeze to loading...

try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

Aug 31, 2010 | AMD Motherboards

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Memory upgarade

Yes, it will work. Remember that all memory will operate at the speed of the slowest memory though so unless you're completely replacing the memory it won't increase the speed of the memory.

Jul 21, 2009 | ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard

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Acer x223w monitor - unexplained system freezes

is your lcd has a dvi port? aside from vga? and also is your video card has a dvi port? if all these questions meet, first uninstall the driver of your video card. Then, you need to switch your cable, in order to do this, you must place the one end of your cable to the dvi port of the cpu and the other end to your lcd dvi port. and reinstall the driver again of your video card. see if it works. because there is a certain problem that vga port configuration differs from the
dvi port. that's why when playing games, especially online games. sometimes your system will get corrupted.

Good luck! have a nice day

Jan 18, 2009 | ASUS A7N8X Deluxe (A7N8X/DELUX D)...

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Installing extra memory causes freezing + closing down of pc

Check these specs for your will support 2gb but only if its pc2700.anything greater will not boot or become unstable are your specs.also i am enclosing an ASUS link for any and all manuals etc. for this board.asus a7n8x-vm motherboard

Specifications"] --> CPU Socket A for AMD Athlon XP
Thoroughbred/ Barton Core Support Chipset NVIDIA nForce2 IGP
NVIDIA nForce2 MCP Front Side Bus 400/333/266 MHz Memory -Dual Channel Memory Architecture
-Supports up to 2GB of 2700/PC2100 DDR memory
-2 DIMM sockets Expansion Slots AGP8X (1.5V only)
3 x PCI VGA -Integrated GeForce4 MX GPU
-Integrated TV encoder
-NVIDA nVIEW dual-display architecture
-Support DVI (AGP-NV-DVI) and TV out (AV/S) cards Storage/RAID 2 x UltraDMA 133/100 Audio Realtek ALC650 6-channel CODEC
S/PDIF in / out interface LAN Integrated 10/100 Mbps LAN controller + Realtek PHY USB Integrated 6 USB2.0 ports Special Features Power Loss Restart
Support S/PDIF in / out interface
ASUS MyLogo2
ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection)
ASUS EZ Flash Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x Parallel
1 x Serial
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x VGA
1 x Audio I/O
1 x RJ45
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 BIOS 4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS MyLogo2 Industrial Standard PCI 2.2, USB 2.0 Manageability WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion Support Disc Drivers
Trend Micro™ PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Accessories User's manual
UltraDMA cable
FDD cable
I/O shield Form Factor microATX Form Factor, 9.6"x 9.6"(24.5cm x 24.5cm)RICHARDM69

Dec 15, 2008 | ASUS A7N8X-VM Motherboard

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PC Freezing !

Update BIOS to P25*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng

Reset BIOS to default settings.

Check CPU Temperature, Prescott CPUs run hot.

If board is under 3 years old and was a retail box package, it will be under warranty, contact Intel.

Jun 29, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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My PC freezes!!

please add another 1 gb RAM to your system. then the computer does not get freezes

Jun 17, 2008 | MSI KM4M-L Motherboard

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Well if you like you can pay for the live chat and I can help you if you like. I work on computers for a living. It would be to hard to truoble shoot this typing a paragraph at a time.

Feb 13, 2008 | EliteGroup NFORCE4-A939 (NFORCE4A93910)...

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first chuck with ur power supply earthing. if ur power supply is correct, then chuck ur SMPS

Feb 10, 2008 | EliteGroup NFORCE4-A939 (NFORCE4A93910)...

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Mouse freezes after installation of new graphics card

first update the bios of your system.
Then remove the drivers using safe mode, Download new drivers from nvidai web site ( do not use the drivers on the vga's cd). Disable any antivirus software and try again.

Oct 24, 2007 | EliteGroup V7.5A (K7SOM+ V7.5A)...

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Need help with pci express on my mobo I can’t get the PCI-E X16 slot to work on my new/old 939 mobo. It’s an old socket 939, but new, right out of the package. Might be presumptive of me to dump all this info here, but the computer is for my homemade lab and I teach high school in a poor neighborhood, so any help you might give is for a good cause. Here are the build’s specs: CPU: Athlon 64 Fx55 Mobo: AN8 VM with Nvidia 6150 onboard, with a pci-e x16 slot Mem: 2x 1gb sticks of DDR 400 PSU: 600 Watt Corsair When I tried to install a new pci-e x16 card, Radeon HD 5450, the monitor gets no signal. The computer comes on, does not post (keyboard does not light up), cpu fan and PSU fan both turn on, but nothing else happens. When I then take the pci-e card out and plug the monitor cord into the onboard video card, everything works fine, but ONLY if I take the pci-e card out. When I leave the pci-e card in and plug the cord into the onboard card there’s still no signal Things I’ve tried already: I plugged the card into another computer. It works. I plugged another pci-e x16 video card, an 8800gt, into this build and the same things happen, no signal. Tried with both the onboard card’s manufacturer’s driver and the standard window’s driver and tried both of these with them enabled and disabled and uninstalled in device manager Did most of the trouble shooting here with each of the three latest versions of bios available for my machine. BIOS settings I tried: Under Northbridge configuration there are a few seemingly relevant categories of parameters that can be tweaked, “VGA Options” and “Primary Graphics Adapter” are the ones I adjusted, but to no avail. Under “VGA Options” the choices are ‘Enable’ and ‘Auto’, the descriptions in BIOS of what they do is somewhat muddled. For ‘Enable’ it says: “enable onboard VGA, this should be chosen only when nvidia external VGA was installed.” The Auto description states: “disable onboard VGA if external”. The other parameters of interest, “Primary Graphics Adapter” has two options: “PCI->PCI-E->IGP” and “IGP->PCI-E->IGP” Mostly I troubleshot with “Auto” on and “PCI->PCI-E->IPCIGP” as that seemed to make sense. Other BIOS parameters that I didn’t try to adjust, but might be relevant are: OnChip VGA Frame Buffer OnChip VGA Trap Enable Under Hypertransport Configuration LDT to Geforce frequency Repost video on S3 resume Then there’s the IRQ stuff, under which there’s an option to “Allocate IRQ to VGA.” I think the choice3 is to have Bios do so automatically. The mobo is right out of the package and everything else works like a charm. My two 1 gb mem sticks might nit match. Everything is clean and all connections have been checked and double checked, what’s more I’ve tested the cards and monitor and they work. It must be either the pci-e X16 slot is broken somehow but hopefully I’m missing something in BIOS which someone here can shed some light on. Thanks in advance.

Jan 16, 2012 | ASUS A8N-VM Motherboard

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