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Message 1355883 - Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 22:25:13 UTC

Still got a "read error" and it caused another "computation error" so I am stopping until I can get the PC fixed .
Going to be hard going thru withdrawal, BUT , I will Just have to get thru it cold turkey... LOL
Hope to be back after the first of next month ,or as soon as I can get a new HD and get it working .
Ya'll don't forget me now , Ya HEAR !

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Message 1355921 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 0:42:20 UTC

We will miss ya, Floyd. Hurry back!
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Message 1355942 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 2:06:35 UTC

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Message 1355950 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 2:41:50 UTC

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Message 1356140 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 15:23:37 UTC

we'll leave a light on...
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Message 1356995 - Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 23:53:31 UTC

Ok , I don't know what to do with this PC.

I downloaded Sea tools for windows and also for the dos version.
the windows one could not detect the Primary HD , But the dos one did , so I ran the Long test set , and it found NO bad sectors , It Passed 100 % of the test.

Sometimes The PC won't boot , says read error , Ctrl-alt-del to restart .

I am starting to think it might be this new MB is the Problem .

This HD is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 , 1.5 TB
Model Number ST31500341AS , P/N 9JU138-302

This MB is the -- ASUS M5A97 R2.0

PSU is Rosewill Model # RP 550-2

With the MB I was not able to get the Install CD to work correctly ,
So I just tried to install the single driver files individually.

The Files on the asus web site for this board are HUGE between 600 and 900 meg

AMD Chipset Driver V8.973 (8.0.877.0) for Windows XP/Vista 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
AMD Chipset Driver V9.01 (8.0.903.0) for Windows 7/8 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
File Size 922,57 (MBytes) 2012.12.07 update

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97_R20/#download


So I have not been able to download them yet, for a win 7-64bit system.
Sometimes the PC boots perfectly , and sometimes I have to try multable times to get it to boot .
Even when I get it to Boot ok , Sometimes it gives me a read error while it is running and I have to restart the PC.

If anyone has had a problem like this before , any suggestions would be appreciated !


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Message 1356997 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 0:06:03 UTC

How many RAM modules do you have on that motherboard?

Have you tried to troubleshoot the RAM modules?



I had a problem with RAM the other day. Narrowed it down to one module that I already had marked as iffy (label says 256 mb module, the computer tells me it is 128 mb, ran into it 8 months ago so I marked it).
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Message 1357002 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 0:21:43 UTC - in response to Message 1356997.

How many RAM modules do you have on that motherboard?

Have you tried to troubleshoot the RAM modules?



I had a problem with RAM the other day. Narrowed it down to one module that I already had marked as iffy (label says 256 mb module, the computer tells me it is 128 mb, ran into it 8 months ago so I marked it).



I have 4 gig ram ,

Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel
DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x
2048MB), 240 Pin
MPN: TW3X4G1333C9A


How would ram give me a read error when booting the PC ?
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Message 1357003 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 0:25:25 UTC
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Yep, I basically threw away an Intel board because of one little line of text I didn't see. Then I found a thread about it, then the line I swear wasn't there when I shelved the board because of basically the same symptoms described;
"Unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs with the following restriction: Double-sided DIMMs with x16 organization are not supported."

I was not getting any beeps. At first the board would work fine. Then it would start failing to post, at times. Then it wouldn't post at all until you let it set for a few days. All because the ram had 16 chips on a 1gb double sided stick. It works fine with 8 chips on one side of a 1gb stick. That's what Intel means when they say 'not supported'...

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Message 1357004 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 0:34:33 UTC - in response to Message 1357003.

according to the ASUS web site on memory supported ,

CORSAIR CMX8GX3M2A1333C9(XMP) 8GB ( 2x 4GB ) DS - - 9-9-9-24 1.5 ? ? ?
CORSAIR TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB ( 2x 2GB ) DS - - 9-9-9-24 1.5 ? ?


Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel This underlined is what I have , the top is what the page says is approved...

The page for the MB is saying dual channel ram...
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Message 1357217 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 14:50:17 UTC - in response to Message 1357002.
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How many RAM modules do you have on that motherboard?

Have you tried to troubleshoot the RAM modules?



I had a problem with RAM the other day. Narrowed it down to one module that I already had marked as iffy (label says 256 mb module, the computer tells me it is 128 mb, ran into it 8 months ago so I marked it).



I have 4 gig ram ,

Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel
DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x
2048MB), 240 Pin
MPN: TW3X4G1333C9A


How would ram give me a read error when booting the PC ?



I ran win 7 memory diagnostics test , No Errors found .

Anybody have any other Ideas ???
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Message 1357304 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 19:31:35 UTC

Ok , I contacted Seagate and talked to their Tech support , Since the Drive is still under warranty , they are sending me another Drive to replace this one.

also a copy of disk wizard to clone the drive to the new one.
Will see if this takes care of the problem , here's hoping this works...


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Message 1357317 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 19:50:38 UTC - in response to Message 1357304.

Did you make sure the sata cables are pushed in all the way? Maybe swap in different cables?
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Message 1357329 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 20:10:28 UTC - in response to Message 1357317.

Did you make sure the sata cables are pushed in all the way? Maybe swap in different cables?


Oh Yes... I changed the cables out and everything , Used the new cables that came with new MB . Nothing helped... will see what happens when I get new HD...
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Message 1357358 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 22:55:48 UTC - in response to Message 1357217.

How many RAM modules do you have on that motherboard?

Have you tried to troubleshoot the RAM modules?



I had a problem with RAM the other day. Narrowed it down to one module that I already had marked as iffy (label says 256 mb module, the computer tells me it is 128 mb, ran into it 8 months ago so I marked it).



I have 4 gig ram ,

Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel
DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x
2048MB), 240 Pin
MPN: TW3X4G1333C9A


How would ram give me a read error when booting the PC ?



I ran win 7 memory diagnostics test , No Errors found .

Anybody have any other Ideas ???

Power Supply maybe? What type do you have?
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Message 1357391 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 1:27:05 UTC - in response to Message 1357358.

Power Supply maybe? What type do you have?



PSU is Rosewill Model # RP 550-2

http://rosewill.com/products/375/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

http://rosewill.com/products/375/ProductDetail_Specifications.htm
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Message 1357400 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 1:53:44 UTC

I've had this type of prob before Floyd it turned out the little chip on the drive for the power was faulty it was overheating sometime it would boot up other times it would be fine for a while the disc's on the drive where ok it was lucky I had a spare drive of same config but I knew it had sector probs I dropped it so swapped the electronic board over and worked fine still got it but a bit small so keep in storage for a emergency and it was a Seagate drive
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Message 1357409 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 2:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 1357400.

I've had this type of prob before Floyd it turned out the little chip on the drive for the power was faulty it was overheating sometime it would boot up other times it would be fine for a while the disc's on the drive where ok it was lucky I had a spare drive of same config but I knew it had sector probs I dropped it so swapped the electronic board over and worked fine still got it but a bit small so keep in storage for a emergency and it was a Seagate drive



Since the Drive was still under warranty , they are sending me another drive , maybe a week before I get it and then have to clone it to the new drive.
Hopefully I can get it fixed so I can get back to CRUNCHING... LOL
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Message 1357412 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 3:12:54 UTC - in response to Message 1357391.
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Power Supply maybe? What type do you have?



PSU is Rosewill Model # RP 550-2

http://rosewill.com/products/375/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

http://rosewill.com/products/375/ProductDetail_Specifications.htm

Something as good as a Rosewill(2-18A 12v rails), a Silverstone ST1500(4-25A 12v rails), it's a temp psu. Just thought I'd ask.
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Message 1358137 - Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 17:05:36 UTC - in response to Message 1357412.

Power Supply maybe? What type do you have?



PSU is Rosewill Model # RP 550-2

http://rosewill.com/products/375/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

http://rosewill.com/products/375/ProductDetail_Specifications.htm

Something as good as a Rosewill(2-18A 12v rails), a Silverstone ST1500(4-25A 12v rails), it's a temp psu. Just thought I'd ask.



I looked that 1500 up and it is a bit more than I can afford , over 200 USD , from what I could find.

According to UPS , the new HD from Seagate will be here sometime next Monday ,
22 of April , take a day or so to get it installed and upgraded , so maybe by Wednesday , I can get going again.

It would be some time , before I could upgrade the PSU anyway . Just going to have to hope it is good enough till then .
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