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Windows 7: OS or Hardware issue?

06 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

You might want to open the Action Center and have a look at the Reliability Monitor. Look for a Red X or yellow !. Also in there is a troubleshooting section with Check for Performance Issues. Couldn't hurt to run that.

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06 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrDetroit101 View Post
I have a gigabyte MA770T-UD3P mobo
AMD Athlon II x4 2.6ghz processor

Are you saying i need to reinstall OS again.. i'll cry
No, but you need to make sure the chipset drivers are installed. You should know off the top of your head, but I'll venture a guess that your board has an AMD chipset. Find those drivers and load them. Normally, they should be done first, after the OS is finished installing, but better late than never.

This is the part that confuses me, I guess. There seems to be so much uncertainty and confusion surrounding chipset drivers, but for this example, if you go to your board's website, you'll see, listed under drivers, the chipset drivers I was talking about.
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06 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Have a look in device manager for anything flagged with a yellow ! or red X. If you see something post back and we'll go from there. You can get the "latest' motherboard drivers at the manufacturers web site, usually in the support section. You need to know the exact model number of your motherboard. You will likely see drivers for onboard sound, network adapter, and video if it has it. I save them to a thumbdrive so I have them on hand when I do a clean install. As mentioned the ones on the CD are usually outdated. I would also look for the latest driver for your video card. It's been my experience that the manufacturers drivers are usually out of date or they just link you to ATI or Nvidia anyway, so I go just go to ATI or Nvidia's site depending on the card. May as well get the latest and greatest. Once you update your drivers you'll want to run your WEI again.
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06 Sep 2010   #14

home 64 bit

Mobo chipset drivers installed. Nothing flagged in device manager. Video card driver up to date.

Problem still occured.

What do you think about the memory settings in the bios as the culprit? (pic of my memory stick)
Imageshack - 20100906111057clintonto.jpg (pic of my bios screen)

The settings on the bios screen seem to be set to 7-7-7 and my ram says 8-8-8
also, it seems to be operating at 1033 instead of 1600 mherz?

This is way over my head. seems to be alot of settings in the ram page of bios

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06 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Did you set the timings manually or is the BIOS doing it. I usually set mine to "auto" or "ram timings by spd", depending on the BIOS.
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06 Sep 2010   #16

home 64 bit

It was set to auto. I read a few spots ppl had hangin issues becuase it wasnt set autoing correctly
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06 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

OK, on auto it should get the timings from the SPD stored on the RAM module. The manufacturer enters that data so the timings "should" be correct. If there is a separate overclocking setting for your RAM in the BIOS you might want to disable it. Mine has it and my RAM is actually running at a higher speed than it's rated for. 800 instead of 667. I haven't noticed any problems so I left it enabled.
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07 Sep 2010   #18

Windows 7

update your bios and then

go to bios screen n choose the option
"Load Optimal Defaults".... hit "shift+f10" , select ok and exit...

evn then if the prob persists, i would suggest it may be due to even overheating and improper ventilation...

if yur's is a PC, then try reassembling the components, add additional fans inside the cpu.. check if yu get prob voltage from the power supply "CONSTANTLY" without any fluctuations...

try removing the RAM from its slot n put in another slot, remove the processor from its slot n try putttin it again, may be processor fan is dusty and its speed may get decreased.. do using a vaccuum cleaner undust the cpu fully, then hav a try... if not reassemble the components..

nuthng a big issue dude.... dont wory... :)
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07 Sep 2010   #19
Microsoft MVP


You can check temps by installing SpeedFan. Then google CPU Heat Limit to makes sure you're under it.

Blow dust out of case with compressed air can. Add a case fan if temps are too high.

Google repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin View to see how others resolved them. Study also Performance log on ADvanced Tools page accessed by clicking through WEI score link at Computer>Properties. Look for cued issues at top of Tools page, Generate A System Health Report.

Stress test your RAM with memtest86 CD overnight.

Try a Clean Boot Procedure to rule out any 3rd party apps: How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista

Uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV and gadgets/stikynotes if u use em. Others are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU at all times and can spy on you.

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials. This has solved similar issues for many users. Uninstall any bloated AV using Revo Uninstaller in Advanced Mode, skipping restart prompt to click NExt for list of bolded Registry keys and leftover files to Delete.
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07 Sep 2010   #20

home 64 bit

I'll try your additional suggestions as soon as i can.

I dont think its a heat issue. My case has 4 fans and I clean inside with canned air regularly.

Thank you for your patience with my responses.

also, my ram is in slot 1-2 ... should i try it in 3-4 ?
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