I contacted ASUS about the rebooting problem and blue screen of death.
(My specs are XP2700+, A7N8X Deluxe, Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9500, DVD drive, CDRW Drive, Allied 350W power supply.)
This what they sent me:
Thank you for your support of our products!
The problem you are reporting is a stability issue and is usually caused
by either the memory, power supply or the CPU running too hot. Please
check with the memory maker to see if the module you are using has been
tested or certified with the chipset on your motherboard. Also, check
that your power supply can supply enough power for your system
configuration and that your CPU's heatsink and fan are properly installed.
First, please check that your CPU is not overheating. You can check this
in the BIOS setup, under Power, then Hardware Monitor. If the CPU is
overheating, please check that your heatsink and fan are properly
installed and that you are using exactly one heat transfer agent between
the CPU and heatsink (ex. Artic Silver). Make sure that the heatsink
compound is applied ONLY to the CPU die and that it is NOT shorting any
surface mount components on top of the CPU or contacting the CPU's pins.
Please check http://www.asus.com/support/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx
verify that your board will properly support the CPU that you have. This
link will list the minimum BIOS and PCB version that you must have to
PROPERLY support your CPU.
If you are having trouble with stability, you can try some testing
software like memtest86 to test the memory you have.
When run, this program will create a bootable
floppy. Boot from this disk and let it complete at least 1 pass (7
sub-tests) of the test.
Please ask the memory manufacturer the following questions:
Have you done any certification testing with this memory module and our MB
(motherboard) or any MB using the same chipset at the density you are
trying to use (ex. 3*512MB DIMMS totaling 1.5GB of memory)?
If the answer is no and they just build to a certain
specification/standard, then who's specification/standard do they use and
how do they validate their design? If they just build the memory and do
not validate it how do they know it will perform?
When we design our MB we follow the chipset makers spec. with regards to
We do validate the memory IC maker's reference designs with our MB to make
sure they are up to spec. and if we need to add support for Higher density
Most memory module makers do not follow the IC maker's reference designs
so they can use whom ever IC's on their memory Module. There is nothing
wrong with this, but the problem is if they deviate from the IC makers
reference designs and or even if they use the IC makers reference they
should do some level of validation to insure quality.
We are one of the largest MB makers so one would think that if you were
making a product you would test your product with the most popular
Here is a list of memory manufacturers that use our MB's as well as others
to do this type of testing and also will post a guarantee that their
memory will work in our MB's as well as others. Please check the following
websites for compatibility:
Also, here are some setup tips that may help you to set up the system.
Please start by clearing the system c-mos memory following the procedure
in your manual. Make sure the power AND the battery on the motherboard is
removed before shorting the CLR RTC solder points or jumper pins.
You may need to refer to the "Interrupt Request Table" in your manual and
arrange your PCI add-in cards so they do not cause interrupt conflicts.
Some devices just do not get along with each other. You may also remove
your PCI cards to see if this corrects the problem. If it does, add the
cards back one by one to see which card is causing the problem. Anytime
you add, move, or remove a PCI card, please enter BIOS setup and set the
option "Reset Configuration Data" to "Yes" if your BIOS has this option.
This will force the BIOS to reassign resources to your PnP devices.
Next, enter Bios Setup and load setup defaults.
Under Boot, if needed, please set the BOOT order. Then set "Reset
Configuration Data" To "YES". Any other changes you need to make for your
specific system configuration please do so at this time.
Next, exit "Saving Changes" and this should correct the issue.
Also for Windows 9X or ME, they have some issues with CPU speeds greater
than 2.1 GHz (see MS Q312108) or memory above 512 MB total system memory
(see MS Q253912). These O.S. cannot cache the memory properly. If your
CPU is greater than 2.1 GHz, you will need to contact Microsoft Product
Support Services to obtain a patch to correct this issue.
Here are some links for common memory related problems:
Err Msg: "Out of Memory" Error Messages with Large Amounts of RAM
Err Msg: Windows Protection Error in NDIS with a CPU That Is Faster Than
Err Msg: While Initializing Device NTKERN: Windows Protection...
Err Msg: Insufficient Memory to Initialize Windows
Computer May Reboot Continuously with More Than 1.5 GB of RAM
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease
Err Msg: Not Enough Extended Memory Available to Run Windows
Troubleshooting Stop 0x24 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM Error Messages
Make sure you have a FRESH install of your OS on THIS motherboard and that
the drive was partitioned and formatted on this motherboard. Make sure
that you install the most recent drivers in the following order:
1) Chipset/Motherboard drivers (Example, VIA 4 in 1's for VIA chipsets,
Intel INF and Application Accelerator for Intel chipsets, Etc.) Do this
BEFORE loading any other driver!
2) Latest version of Direct X.
3) Latest Video Card drivers.
4) SCSI/ATA drivers
5) Lan/NIC drivers
6) Modem drivers, then any other drivers
7) Finally, install sound card drivers last.
Also, please check to make sure your power supply can supply enough power
to your system.
If the CPU is below 700 MHz, the power supply we suggest as follows:
300 Watts with +5 Volt @ 25 amps, +12 Volt @ 10 amps, and +3.3 Volt @ 14
If the CPU speed is above 700MHz, the power supply we suggest as follows:
350 Watt with +5V @ 30 amps, +12V @ 12 amps, and +3.3V @ 22 amps.
For Dual Intel MB, Min. P.S. should be:
350 Watt with +5V @ 35 amps, +12V @ 15 amps, and +3.3V @ 22 amps.
For Dual AMD MB, Min. P.S. should be:
400 Watt with +5V @ 38 amps, +12V @ 15 amps, and +3.3V @ 20 amps.
Please note that these are only suggestions and the actual size of the
power supply may be higher than we suggest. Also, depending on the config
of your system, you may need more power than listed above. For example,
running multiple hard drives, CR-Rom drives or other accessories may
increase the power requirements of your system!
Technical Support Team
So i decided to contact Kingston.
Hope this will help