Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

  1. #1
    unknown Georgy291's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    university of york
    Posts
    1,492
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked
    84 times in 54 posts
    • Georgy291's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-p55-ud3
      • CPU:
      • intel i5 750 @4.2
      • Memory:
      • 4gig DDR3 1600mhz 8.8.8
      • Storage:
      • 1tb samsung F3 + 200gig WD caviar black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6850 XF
      • PSU:
      • antec 750w something or other
      • Case:
      • antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" acer @1080p
      • Internet:
      • 24mb BE @ 22mb

    Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    Recently i have noticed my computer starts to play up a bit. Check my specs left, only right now when it all started to happen i removed all overclocks so its all stock now

    Firstly, Cool'n'quiet doesnt work when its in overclock - i supose thats understandable

    Im using the on board sound card atm, and i always get some distorted sound, The sounds is fine for few sec, then its distorted (crackling) for a sec then its fine again...and goes on. At the same time everything freezes when the sound is distorted. Say playing a game, The game normaly runs fine acording to fraps at like 30FPS, but it still kinda keeps pausing and going with sound turning distorted for about half a sec every few seconds.

    also when i removed the overclock and started to use the cool'n'quiet feature, for some reason theres a big delay when the CPU speeds up again, so for instance when watching something in media center it just doesnt work, video is all pixelated and sound is distorted etc

    also few old games keep locking up windows, mainly Alien shooter and Audio surf but few other old ones from steam do that.

    I pretty much tried playing with clocks and resetting bios and its the latest version etc. What ever i set the problem doesnt seem to go away.

    Any ideas?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bath Uni
    Posts
    1,140
    Thanks
    169
    Thanked
    71 times in 66 posts
    • Will404's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q PRO
      • CPU:
      • Core2quad Q6600 @2.85GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsoar Twin X XMS2 DDR2-PC2 6400 @ 900MHz, 5-5-5-18
      • Storage:
      • WD 320GB, Segate 320GB (Raid 0), 2* WD 1TB storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Sapphire HD 4850
      • PSU:
      • Corsoar HX 520
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • ASUS MW221u 22"

    Re: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    Try turning off any power saving featuers, and/or underclocking the different bits of it to see which are the culprit.

    Run memtest.

    Remove one stick of memory at a time to check if either or them is dogy

  3. #3
    unknown Georgy291's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    university of york
    Posts
    1,492
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked
    84 times in 54 posts
    • Georgy291's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-p55-ud3
      • CPU:
      • intel i5 750 @4.2
      • Memory:
      • 4gig DDR3 1600mhz 8.8.8
      • Storage:
      • 1tb samsung F3 + 200gig WD caviar black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6850 XF
      • PSU:
      • antec 750w something or other
      • Case:
      • antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" acer @1080p
      • Internet:
      • 24mb BE @ 22mb

    Re: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    i did under clock it to see if it was the issue... doesnt help

    and i also removed the ram sticks lready doesnt help either

    anyone else think its also the mobo?

    and all my powersaving features are already off, as its taking ages to recover to max performace
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

  4. #4
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,374
    Thanks
    1,559
    Thanked
    2,968 times in 2,408 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    I'd suspect software first rather than hardware. Was it you (Georgy) on the other thread who said they used to get a couple of viruses a year?

    Backup anything important and format your hard drive. Do a CMOS reset while you're at it. Then reinstall windows XP from your original disc, install the AMD CPU drivers, install any required motherboard drivers, reboot and let us know what the situation is then.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NE-UK
    Posts
    533
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    22 times in 22 posts
    • s3ds's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PK5-WS
      • CPU:
      • E6850
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Kingston
      • Storage:
      • 15k Seagate SAS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Quadro
      • PSU:
      • 500W Enermax
      • Case:
      • Coolmaster Centurion
      • Operating System:
      • XP SP3 or Ubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • TWIN 22" NEOVO
      • Internet:
      • o2 LLU

    Re: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    you could try a linux live cd ( ubuntu is what i use ) if that works its your software.
    I know you cant test games but it should test the sound card
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

  6. #6
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,110
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked
    2,255 times in 1,855 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    The sound problem is reminiscent of a couple of driver issues I've encountered in the past - you could try rolling back your sound card drivers to see if that cures it (I once had to travel 155 miles to do that for a client...)

  7. #7
    unknown Georgy291's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    university of york
    Posts
    1,492
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked
    84 times in 54 posts
    • Georgy291's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-p55-ud3
      • CPU:
      • intel i5 750 @4.2
      • Memory:
      • 4gig DDR3 1600mhz 8.8.8
      • Storage:
      • 1tb samsung F3 + 200gig WD caviar black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6850 XF
      • PSU:
      • antec 750w something or other
      • Case:
      • antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" acer @1080p
      • Internet:
      • 24mb BE @ 22mb

    Re: Pc doing strange things posibly mobo

    hmm i have now got win 7 RC

    i used to have win 7 Beta and it did the same..

    i think best way forward is in september i will be buying a phenom to replace this 5 year old junk. think it might be a good idea to chuck in a mobo while im at it
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. AMD to Intel - best mobo? Long, but please help!
    By Rainmaker in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-08-2008, 09:10 PM
  2. New ABIT AB9 PRO MoBo looks dead.
    By abhide in forum abit.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 26-01-2007, 05:20 PM
  3. Removing the backplate on Asus Mobo
    By Muddy in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-06-2005, 12:39 AM
  4. mobo for a SS51G case
    By blue..matt in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-02-2005, 08:19 PM
  5. Which mobo?
    By WoLFe in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 27-08-2003, 03:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •