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Freezes at random

I just built my first computer with a P5N32-E SLI Asus MB. I have a Core 2 Duo Processor E6850, 3GHz. I have an Asus EN8600GT video card. I currently have 2GB RAM (however have 4GB, but cannot get it to run without freezing immediately) I am currently running Windows Vista.

It will run for about 2 hours before it will freeze at times, but other times it may only be a few minutes. I am a beginner trying to get this machine to work. Please help.

Thanks,
Kevin B.

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  • Finius42 Nov 13, 2007

    Note that it freezes with the 2GB installed currently.

  • Finius42 Nov 13, 2007

    I will try it and let you know. Thanks.

  • Finius42 Nov 13, 2007

    I upgraded to the latest bios version. It is still freezing up. I have also installed the latest driver for my video card.



    Any other suggestions?

  • Finius42 Nov 14, 2007

    Have been adjusting the voltage for the memory. This is what I have found in forums. I have the Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G. It states on their website that it runs at 1.8v +/- .1v. The bios was showing 2.12-2.14v, which was running on the auto setting (default). I have changed it to 1.85v (cannot choose 1.8v). Not sure yet if this will fix it. Will let you know if it freezes.



    Thanks.

  • Finius42 Nov 24, 2007

    I have now been running the computer for about a week and a half with no trouble. I have also added the other 2gb (now using 4gb) with no trouble the last 2 or 3 days.



    Thanks for the help!

  • kurtmuns Dec 23, 2008

    Random freezing of the motherboard. 1 or 2 gig of memory, low end and high end nVidia cards. Replaced thermal compound on processor to fan. Reset the cmos. Even though the boot order starts with the DVD/CD drive, only starts with hard disk. No floppy so bios difficult to upgrade.

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System become unstable when I use 4GB memory. How do I solve this problem?

Please upgrade to beta BIOS version 0702 or later to solve it.
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5N32-E%20SLI&type=BIOS

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    Thomas Christopher Nov 13, 2007

    Thanks for Trying?



    Did this solve your problem?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Nov 13, 2007

    I would flash it anyway, it may fix it.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Nov 13, 2007

    cool, thanks

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Nov 13, 2007

    Have you tried playing with the BIOS settings?

    Sometimes tinkering with them will fix problems?

    Try starting with defaults.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Nov 14, 2007

    Your welcome, and thanks for the update.

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