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    New Parts Causing Headaches!

    Ok so I just got a new Mobo, CPU, RAM, & PSU for my system to do a much needed upgrade, and now I am having some problems & I don't exactly know whats going on.

    NEW STUFF:
    Asus AV8 Deluxe Mobo
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice Core w/ 1GHZ FSB) Socket 939 Processor
    Corsair ValueSelect 1Gig 184-pin DDR400 DDR SDRAM Unbuffered
    Atrix ATX12V 500 Watt PSU

    After getting all the stuff installed, my computer will freeze whenever the Battlefield 2 CD is in, doesn't matter if its on startup or if I put it in to play the game or what, it always freezes. If I exit a game like WoW, then it will restart itself. When I go into Doom 3 and change the video setting to better than "absolutly lowest" and then restart the program for the settings to take effect, then i find that they are reset to the lowest settings again! Sometimes I wont get video, sometimes it freezes on just the BIOS startup, and all the times it just makes me mad when it won't do what I want it to

    I flashed the BIOS to the newest and latest, but that didn't help. My old MOBO was an MSI, so do I need to reinstall ALL the drivers so they can correctly match up with the ASUS board? If I do need to do that, I will just format my C: drive and throw all my stuff onto my second HDD. What could be going wrong and how can i fix it!? Please Help!

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    Yeah you'd be better off reinstalling to make sure that driver conflicts aren't causing the problem. Make sure that you have the most update to date versions of all drivers from the manurfacturers websites. If that doesn't solve the problem then let me know

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    Off Topic :

    How are you finding the 3500+ Venice ? I'm looking at purchasing a set up similar to that using the Asus A8N Deluxe board.

    How fast is the 3500 compared with a P4? From what I've seen it's faster than 3.6Ghz P4's?

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    What operating system are you running? If it is NT based you typically have to re-install Windows when you replace the motherboard with a different model if you were using one of the onboard IDE controllers for boot up. You'd know if you have to because it would BSOD during boot up saying it couldn't mount the drive.
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    I didn't have to reinstall windows: it seems most of my hangups were cured when I moved my Audigy 2 Zs to a new PCI slot. I think maybe it wasn't seated correctly or something, but then I reinstalled the drivers too and it all works fine.

    The venice core freaking roxx my boxx off. I would really recommend it. With the included heatsink, my whole cases heat levels went down drasticly. The venice core can be severely OC'd as well, and I am planning to do a little of that once I buy one of those huge Zalman heatsinks for my new CPU. I did have to flash my bios, but ASUS has really easy BIOS updating tools that take away alot of the hassle. I really recommend their boards.

    As far as OS I am running XP Pro SP2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark87
    Off Topic :

    How are you finding the 3500+ Venice ? I'm looking at purchasing a set up similar to that using the Asus A8N Deluxe board.

    How fast is the 3500 compared with a P4? From what I've seen it's faster than 3.6Ghz P4's?
    Also O/T

    I'm using a similar setup with a 3200+ Venice... its extremely good, and from what i know with mates etc its faster than their P4's, and this is only a 3200+. Also, I have never had a single virus which I think has something to do with the built in protection, as well as using AVG and ZoneAlarm (both free).

    On a side note, it's even faster on Fedora Core 4 (linux) which actually runs in 64 bit mode, but I cant get my damned internet working so im using windows at the moment.

    If you are building from scratch I would reccomend getting some decent parts to go with it. I made sure I got a decent graphics card, 1GB of RAM and a decent case (the Nexus Breeze 400W) so that I can run dual monitor and several resource hogging apps with ease (and it does).


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