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angryhippy Jan 28, 2004, 05:43am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
No it will only run at the boards fastest speed. If you put 3200 in a 2700 board, the 3200 will just run at 2700.

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Etienne Laneville Jan 28, 2004, 02:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
That's good to know, it means memory should not be related with a lot of us ASUS MoBo owners' problems. On the other hand, I bought PC 3200 memory and my motherboard reports DDRAM speed of 266MHz when it starts up. Payton, what do you think that could mean, that my memory is indeed only 266MHz instead of what it was advertised to be?

Stephen, I had the same problem as you did, it would complain about overclocking as I booted, but I got around that by disabling the ASUS AI Overclocking (auto detect and optimizes every relevant parameter to provide performance and stability) which didn't work for me either. I described how to do this earlier in this thread.


angryhippy Jan 28, 2004, 02:54pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
I had an ECS mobo that was advertised as using PC2700 DDR. After assembly with 2700 and having the ram show as 2100 I found out they lied and it only took 2100. I decided to keep the 2700 running at 2100 until I got a better mobo. My new mobo uses PC3200, but the ram was still showing as 2100. I retuned it and they said it was too late to exchange it. I explained that fraudulent sales practice has no time limit and I have plenty of time to sue. Also I told them it had a one year guarantee and if it was 2700 only showing at 2100, it was broke so replace it. After more arguements and threats they grudgingly replaced it with an identical stick which when placed in my system showed 2700. The thing WAS mislabled, not broken as I ran memtest86 on it. So anything is possible. That's why RMA policy is as important as price to me.

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Etienne Laneville Jan 28, 2004, 03:01pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Payton, thank you very much for sharing that experience. I will attempt a test on the ram as you did. I trust it should show much better performance than 266 MHz for the price I paid (it's a 1GB PC 3200 for $224.99). I am not ready to immediately blame my ASUS motherboard, plus I am even ready to suspect it could've been the cause of the AI overclocking errors.

Do you have any recommended application to perform such a test? I will go and look for something on Download.com but if you have any recommendation, please let me know.

Best regards,

Etienne Laneville

Etienne Laneville Jan 28, 2004, 03:07pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Payton, I found memtest86 directly at the source (http://www.memtest86.com), what a perfect application. It even has an Bootable-CD ISO version that you can burn. I will try it out and continue investigating my DIMM.

Thanks for your precious help,

Etienne Laneville

angryhippy Jan 28, 2004, 03:32pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
If you are running a microsoft operating system you may want to check the memtest with theirs. I have never used it but I am told it is very good. You can find it here.

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

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Etienne Laneville Jan 28, 2004, 04:19pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Payton, thanks for the Microsoft link. I indeed run a MS OS.
2 times now Memtest-86 has frozen at 55% passed, which leeds me to think that there is something wrong. I will try the MS one and see what it says and if it can recover from any error it finds.

Etienne Laneville Jan 28, 2004, 04:45pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Payton,

The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool is indeed very nice, but it doesn't say much about the memory it detects. It performs several tests (11) and simply loops untils it finds an error. It has found no errors with my memory but it isn't what I'd like to find out. I am more interested in the actual memory performance rating. Any suggestions?

If I am to get new memory, would it make any sense to buy faster memory and have the motherboard attempts it's overclocking knowing that the memory will not be the one limiting the system's performance?

Etienne Laneville

angryhippy Jan 28, 2004, 07:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.

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Etienne Laneville Jan 28, 2004, 11:12pm EST Report Abuse
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angryhippy Jan 29, 2004, 03:43am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
When I was there yesterday I looked at the dual channel ram they had. I'm poor so I was looking for the best bang for the buck. The cheapest Cas 2.0 memory they had was the Kingston HyperX for 229.00 PC3200. They had Corsair for 199 and 189, and KByte for 169 but they weren't the top of the line.Cas 2.5 I have looked at a bunch of sites on the web and have found the best deal I could afford at NewEgg.com It's the Geil Golden Dragon Dual Channel 1GB PC3200 DDR. It is 181.00. The timings 2-6-3-3 aren't as fast as the Kingston, but when I see $50 difference, all I can see is 1/2 the price of a new video card. Beside that I don't have an 800MHz FSB CPU so my ABIT IC7 won't run dual channel anyway, so that's what I'll do. Are you sure you have everything in the BIOS setup right? And or any SDRAM timing jumpers on the mobo? If you want you can write down all your bios settings and post them, or send them in an E-mail. My address is on my profile. Just click the name. I'll check them out. By the way CL is the same as Cas or Cas latency. Here check this out it's good, but I'm not saying buy this brand, just a good little lesson on understanding RAM.
http://www.corsairmicro.com/memory_basics/153707/index.html
This one too.
http://www.corsairmemory.com/main/trg-cas.html

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Adam Henson Feb 09, 2004, 12:33am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
"I have tried manual settings but the Windows problem is now the main issue. Swithching the RAM around and keeping the best of RAM did seem to improve the restart. I can boot from the disc but only to the screen that asks if I want to do a re-install or repair. If I try to go further I get a blue screen "page fault in non page area" faulting file NTFS.SYS address F8EDD695 base at F8E79000. I'm having trouble sorting out if there is one problem or two. I think I have two problems."


I know this is a bump, but I saw it while researching a different problem and couldn't help but chime in.

A friend and I had the EXACT SAME problem with his new asus - wouldn't post, finally got the thing going with some tweaking, then kept getting these exact windows installer errors - tried with two separate install CDs to no avail. Finally replaced the whole mobo and the thing worked great. Sorry to say, this may be a fatal problem.

Although you've probably figured that out by now, Stephen, maybe this can save someone else a headache.

ROY G Feb 09, 2004, 12:49am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Disable the voice message on boot,in bios.

bad m0j0 Feb 13, 2004, 02:41am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Very similar story. Here's what i have, how it happens and what i've tried. This is driving me nuts. i'd love some input. i'm going to try the CMOS jumper clear now.

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What i have:

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
AMD 2700+
(x2) Corsair 512MB PC2700
BFG GeforceFX5900
Seagate 80GB ( ST380013AS ) 7200rpm 8MB Buffer Serial ATA
Enermax ATXEG365P-VE(FC)NRT
SONY CDU5211
APC UPS
and a floppy

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What is happening:

ONLY in games. ONLY!
In America's Army, Unreal2k4, Jedi Academy & sometimes Halo. I'll be playing and the system just shuts down. I have to switch off the power supply, let it sit for a sec, then back on then hit the power switch.

It starts up to the CPU overclocking msg. and will start up fine and run until i play a game for a while then BLAMO. it shuts down. There is no system to the timing, heat or anything else i can tell

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What i've done:

I've run memtest86
I've tested the drive with Seagate's hardware utilities
I've updated the bios and set to all defaults as well
Never overclocked CPU or GPU
I upgraded to the Enermax from a Raidmax thinking pwrsply could be a problem. i have an APC UPS


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I'm going nuts. i'd love some help if anyone else has solved this. if the cmos reset doesnt do it, i'm ready to toss this 1month old MB

Etienne Laneville Feb 14, 2004, 03:12pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Bad m0j0,

Perhaps you can try manual settings and increasing CPU and memory voltage. It should make the system more stable in those extreme cases. Instead of AI overclocking, go manual and set defaults to what they should be.

I assume the motherboard you have is similar to the one discussed in this thread so you must have that AI overclocking feature. Follow some of the steps recommended in this thread, like disabling the voice report, increasing voltage, etc.

I would not be concerned about your power supply, not with a UPS that regulates the voltage and well grounded.

Sorry I cannot provide any specific problem-solving hints.

Etienne Laneville

bad m0j0 Feb 14, 2004, 05:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
thanks. i called asus' rma dept who said "sounds like the mb to us" and are sending me a new one. if that doesn't solve it, i'm trying the manual settings.

angryhippy Feb 14, 2004, 05:29pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Bad mojo Bad Bad! No more overclocking for you! Game problems eh? mojo go to AGP frequency in the Advanced Chipset Features, in the Bios. Take your AGP frequency setting off of auto and reset it manually to 66. On auto, overclocking can raise the frequency and make it unstable. Make sure PCI/VGA Pallet snoop is disabled. Disable the com 1 and 2 ports and the parallel and MIDI ports if you are not using them, as well. Frees up IRQ spots for less sharing. Also disable the FSB spread spectrum when overclocking.If that doesn't work post back and I'll give you the proper caliber armor piercing slug for maximum case penetration when you are ready to put it out of it's misery.<G>

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Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
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bad m0j0 Feb 14, 2004, 10:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
payton,

i got a well deserved chukle out of that. thanks for the info. gonna try it right now. btw, i HAVEN'T overclocked which is why this is driving me cookoo

angryhippy Feb 14, 2004, 10:22pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
What are your memory clocks set to?Try backing off them a little, say to 2.5-3-3-7 See if it runs any better. Usually when you crash in games it's either video card or memory. You might want to try and uninstall the video driver and install a different copy. Go here and check this out. You may want to experimewnt with different drivers for your vid card

http://www.techspot.com/drivers/index/file/category/1

Get Hippied out!
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Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Stephen Lillioja Feb 15, 2004, 01:23am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
Since my problems, as with other contributors, became more than just the POST message I went and got another Motherboard and also another hard drive (see above). The new motherboard did not fix my problem with loading Windows. However it gave me a chance to try switching all my parts without totally disassemblying the one computer that does work (the one I'm on now). Turns out that firstly one of the matched pair of GIEL 3700 RAM sticks stops the computer, and secondly the Maxtor hard drive I had on the computer when first assembled (and has all my data), also stops Windows loading. I now have the computer up and running with the new MoBo the new HDD and one out of 2 sticks of RAM. So I'm thinking it might not have been the ASUS board at all but I haven't pull things apart again to re test it with the new HDD. I have the impression that the POST message might have been related to the bad stick of RAM, but so many things went wrong that who knows. I think I will have to open another thread to find out more about my HDD and AGP440.sys, MUP.sys, NTFS.sys problems and why windows won't load with the old and new HDD on the computer at the same time..



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