Asus a8v



I am having random freezes as was wondering if my settings are wrong .Does
anybody know if Cool and Quiet could be the culpret?
In any case here are my specs. Thankyou in advance
Number of CPUs 1

Name AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Code Name Venice
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
Family / Model / Stepping F F 0
Extended Family / Model F 2F
Brand ID 4
Package Socket 939
Core Stepping DH-E3
Technology 0.09 µ
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended
3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
CPU Clock Speed 1002.2 MHz
Clock multiplier x 5.0
HTT Bus Frequency 200.4 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line
L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes
line size
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 1002.2 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 128 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Motherboard model A8V, Rev 1.xx
BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS revision 0208
BIOS release date 06/28/2005
Chipset VIA K8T800 Pro rev. 00
Southbridge VIA VT8237 rev. 00
Sensor chip Winbond W83627THF

Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Status enabled, rev. 3.0
AGP Data Transfer Rate 8x
AGP Max Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
AGP Aperture Size 256 MBytes

DRAM Size 1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 200.4 MHz
CAS# Latency 3.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 8 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (TRC) 11 clocks
DRAM Idle Timer 16 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Kingston DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes
Module 1 Kingston DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes

Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
(Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c



David P. Greer

Paul said:
The Marvell Gigabit LAN driver is bad. What version of
driver are you using ?


Indeed it is. I was troubled with and puzzled by random lock-ups - most
notably, a complete refusal to wake up after running overnight - on an
A8V Deluxe with a clean install.

I reverted to the Marvell Gigabit LAN driver that came on the
motherboard installation disk - version 7.14, I believe - and the
problem went away completely.

Good Luck



If nothing else works, try reseating the motherboard in the case and
the heatsink. I had weird problems with my computer, usually failing
to POST after reboot, complaining about overclocking the CPU and CMOS
getting reset. Luckily I had a friend who worked at a computer store
who had experience with this motherboard. All I had to do was loosen
all of the screws holding the motherboard and reseat the heatsink and
everything's fine (except for the Marvel LAN driver, heh).

Good luck.



The giga driver is , time for a re-stall,
Thankyou all for your solutions.Let you know how it works.




Thanks the old driver is doing fine, no reboots, not brave enough to try the
latest as suggested. Now too tighten up the ram timmings abit and I will be
good to go....
Thanks :)


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