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My computer with Windows XP Pro SP2 is crashing often, after i had connected a hdd with my computer ============ CPU-Z TXT Report Processors ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of processors 1 Number of threads 1 APICs ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Processor 0 -- Core 0 -- Thread 0 0 Processors Information ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Processor 1 ID = 0 Number of cores 1 (max 1) Number of threads 1 (max 1) Name Mobile AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Codename Newark Specification Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ Package Socket 754 CPUID F.4.2 Extended CPUID F.24 Brand ID 8 Core Stepping SH8-E5 Technology 90 nm Core Speed 2009.1 MHz Multiplier x FSB 10.0 x 200.9 MHz HT Link speed 803.7 MHz Stock frequency 2000 MHz Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64 L1 Data cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size L1 Instruction cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size L2 cache 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size FID/VID Control yes Max FID 10.0x VID range 0.950 V - 1.400 V K8 Thermal sensor yes K8 Revision ID 4.2 Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0 Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 1 Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 2 Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 3 Thread dumps ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CPU Thread 0 APIC ID 0 Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0 Type 02002002h Max CPUID level 00000001h Max CPUID ext. level 80000018h Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s) Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s) Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 1 MB, 1 thread(s) CPUID 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65 0x00000001 0x00020F42 0x00000800 0x00000001 0x078BFBFF 0x80000000 0x80000018 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65 0x80000001 0x00020F42 0x0000020A 0x00000001 0xE3D3FBFF 0x80000002 0x69626F4D 0x4120656C 0x4120444D 0x6F6C6874 0x80000003 0x6D74286E 0x34362029 0x6F725020 0x73736563 0x80000004 0x3320726F 0x2B303032 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000005 0xFF08FF08 0xFF20FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140 0x80000006 0x00000000 0x42004200 0x04008140 0x00000000 0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x0000003F 0x80000008 0x00003028 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x8000000A 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00900 MSR 0xC001001E 0x00000000 0x00000042 MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x00000000 MSR 0xC0010042 0x1806180C 0x060C000C MSR 0xC0010041 0x00000001 0x00000C0C Chipset ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Northbridge NVIDIA GeForce 6100 rev. A2 Southbridge NVIDIA nForce 410/430 MCP rev. A2 Memory Type DDR Memory Size 1024 MBytes Channels Single Memory Frequency 167.4 MHz (CPU/12) CAS# latency (CL) 2.5 RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 3 RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 Cycle Time (tRAS) 8 Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 11 DRAM Idle Timer 16 Command Rate (CR) 2T Memory SPD ------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIMM # 1 SMBus address 0x50 Memory type DDR Manufacturer (ID) (0000000000000000) Size 1024 MBytes Max bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz) Part number Number of banks 1 Data width 64 bits Correction None Registered no Buffered no Nominal Voltage 2.50 Volts EPP no XMP no DMI ------------------------------------------------------------------------- DMI BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc. version P1.10 date 05/12/2006 DMI System Information manufacturer unknown product K8NF4G-VSTA version 1.00 serial 00000000 UUID 00020003-00040005-00060007-00080009 DMI Baseboard vendor unknown model K8NF4G-VSTA revision 1.00 serial 00000000 DMI Processor manufacturer AMD model Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ clock speed 2000.0 MHz FSB speed 200.0 MHz multiplier 10.0x DMI Memory Controller correction 64-bit ECC Max module size 1024 MBytes DMI Memory Module designation DIMM0 size 1024 MBytes (single bank) DMI Memory Module designation DIMM1 DMI Memory Module designation DIMM2 DMI Memory Module designation DIMM3 Graphics ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of adapters 1 Graphic APIs ------------------------------------------------------------------------- API NVIDIA NVAPI API NVIDIA I/O Display Adapters ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Display adapter 0 Manuf. API index 0 Display name \.DISPLAY1 Name NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Revision A2 Codename C51 Technology 90 nm PCI device bus 0 (0x0), device 5 (0x5), function 0 (0x0) Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x1849) Model ID 0x242 (0x242) Performance Level 3D Applications Core clock 425.0 MHz Memory clock 0.0 MHz Software ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) DirectX Version 9.0c

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  • wilfredkj Nov 13, 2009

    my motherboard is k8mm-v ms-7142 ver :1 .i need the motherboard drivers



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Probably itz either minor case of software corruption/improper ground/cpu fan..
or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/hdd..

..plz do check the following as in order:..
the Hardware part:..
1)see if the ram(s) is loose/ clean/remove carbon & or oxide formed on the teeth with an eraser n resit it..or replace with a standby n see..

2) 4) a) see if ur hdd is noisy or emitting any 'ticking' noise (like 'tuk tuk' or 'kirr kirr')..
b) or if the system is not supporting either the newly installed device or itz software/driver /firmware
if so, u need either a fresh os installation or ur hdd is likely to b replaced..

3)remove/clean dust neatly..dust is non-uniform in nature n may cause jam/short circuitry/excess resistance n many more..resulting an increase in heat..

4) open the CPU Heat-Sink with fan out of the socket..put some "Heat Sink Compound" (available in local electronics chip level spare market) between the cpu/processor and the CPU Heat Sink *** fan..resit/fit it tightly in position..

5) on main/mother board..see with a debug card for mb error..may b short..look for defective capacitors(esp above1000mfd)/mosfets..go through the mb's south bridge n the circuit lie around atx connector..the crystal clock generator (if cpu isn't heating up)....

the Software part:..
1) hv a licensed and UPDATED antivirus installed (i prefer avg/kaspersky,remember, without updation a full version antivirus is useless)..

2) download, install n run microsoft kb890830..

3) download n run Startup Control Panel..'remove all the unnecessary startup items from here..(if u can't find what to remove, post me/us in ur comment with all the items listed in each n every tabs herein)..

4) remove all unnecessary software from add/remove programs..

5) download, install n run 'Advanced System Care Pro'..

6)disable the following:..
a) 'Automatically Restart' right click on my computer->properties->advanced->startup n recovery->(uncheck on the) Automatically Restart;
b)'Error Reporting' right click on my computer->properties->advanced->error reporting->disable error reporting->(uncheck on the) 'but notify me when critical error occur'..

7) Increase the size of Virtual Memory, Initial: 1440; Maximum: 2880

if u r bot a professional, always better to seek advise from ur system admin/vendor....

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