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SY-P4I865PE + Dragon 2 v1.0 locks up while running XP with 3.0E P4

I am setting up a computer for my girlfriends little brother using a Soyo P4I865PE Plus Dragon 2 v1.0 mobo. Using 400-watt power supply, P4 Prescott(3.0E/1m/800fsb), 512mb DDR400, 120gb IDE hard drive, and XP-Pro. The problem: System locks up from time to time(with cpu described above) but has so problem when run with another cpu I have (2.8/1m/533). Problem happens when running virus scans and having lotz of internet pages open at a time...this is how I can force the problem to happen to test if something I have done has fixed it. Tested Good: DDR, HD, video card, power supply, and cables. My next things to try are Bios Update and downloading mobo drivers, but I don't know which ones to use or where to find them (Soyo website down for last couple of days)... Anyone know where I can find what I'm looking for or have any other ideas?

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    Jon M Jun 01, 2009

    I considered that as well, which is why I tested the ram(in this mobo and another aswell) and tried a differend stick.

    Also, I was always sure to watch the task manager to watch out for such a problem, never got it to use more than 310mb at a time...

  • Jon M
    Jon M Jun 01, 2009

    Video Card is 128mb Radion 9200 AGP 8X, sorry I forgot to mention that before...but the video card cant be the problem cause I already tested that too...tried switching with an old ATI Rage 128 Pro and didn't stop the problem...

    Also I know the problem can't be a bad PCI card eather because I don't currently have one installed, but If I get this bord working right, I intend to put in a wifi card...:)

    Thanks for your continued help, I am just out of

  • Jon M
    Jon M Jun 08, 2009

    I've search all over for drivers and bios updates for this board, but when I do think I've found something to download, the download tries to link to the SOYO website to find the downloads, but fails as that website is no more...
    Doesn't anyone out there have any DRIVERS or BIOS UPDATES for this board? ;(
    Maybe the driver disk that came with the board?



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I would say ram. Most the time you have lockups is because of a bad ram address. The system will run for a while till you fill up enough resources to reach the bad ram address then the system will lock up. The funny part of your problem is that it doesn't happen with the other CPU. But I don't think the DDR400 ram was designed to be used in systems with a Prescott CPU. The motherboard may accept the ram and the CPU's all right but the Prescott was a pretty powerful CPU for it's time and I think most of the systems it was designed to run in used a lot faster ram.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • obwhon Jun 01, 2009

    Does the system have a built in video card though? Even if youi were only using 312 mb of ram the video card may have been using some



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