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Abit IC7-G MaxII hard hang issues evolved into unbootable.

Abit IC7-G MaxII This motherboard has had issues for a few months now. It started with a hi-lo siren which I fixed after cleaning off the CPU and putting on new thermal grease, attaching the heatsink. (only to find it was the little northbridge fan that failed and was causing it to sound). Then I had intermittent hard hang crashes without bsod's. I bought an 850w corsair pwr supply and that helped reduce them. Still they are totally random. I ran low lvl chkdsk on hard drive and memtest all was fine. Used hardware monitors and tests. It ran fine under stress but then 20min later hard hung while opening a web browser. I checked and the latest BIOS is installed. I have not ever overclocked the 3.2E GHz processor. Now it has finally decided to stop booting into the OS completely. It bluescreened then rebooted before ever making it past the windows vista loading screen. The bluescreen is too fast to read. I tried another hard drive and a clean install of windows vista but the same thing happens. It won't work in Safemode either. However I can get into the BIOS. I have not tried clearing the CMOS or taking out the battery. HELP!!!!!!

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  • Infernia Jul 29, 2009

    I have 6gb of corsair xms ddr400, amazon sent me an extra pack. i kept the extra just in case one pair went bad. I set the timings in the BIOS according to the recommendations, that neither helped or harmed. I just rechecked to make sure I have the proper pairs in their slots.
    I *think* I may have found a solution but only testing will tell. Hardware is a nasty bunch to troubleshoot sometimes. On a whim I installed Win7 32bit and it is running again without a hard hang thus far. In the past I've gone as long as a week without one so time will tell. I am suspecting a low level driver was an issue and 32bit vista wouldn't repair. A fresh install should have fixed the issue but it didn't. I used driver cleaner to thoroughly remove them... I dunno. The second hard drive I tried out was 64bit vista *gulp* derrr the 3.2E processor doesn't support it. That is why it was fouling up. Thx for the suggestion. My first thoughts were memory or power supply since it is a hard hang without bsod.



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Try changing the position of the ram, remove one and switch it between slots. check you have the right type, it can always be overlooked and im sure ur not a dummy if you ran all those tests.

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