I've had an ongoing issue with my PC that's been driving me bonkers. My PC worked fine for about 4 months after I built in and then started having a random rebooting problem. I believed it was related to a bittorrent client, so I did the usual thing and updated all my drivers and I updated my BIOS. The problem continued, so still assuming this was a driver issue (that's what the BSOD pointed to, although NEVER to a specific driver) I decided to do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro.
Long story short, clean machine, fresh install, all new drivers, random rebooting still happening. It can happen under full load or at idle, it doesn't seem to matter. I've checked the temps and they're fine. My power supply is a new Antec 430W.
Once I reinstalled XP I figured it had to be hardware, so I started removing things like my sound card, all USB devices, memory, etc. The only thing I didn't try was a different video card, as I don't have one handy. (I'm running an ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB)
I was about to wits end when I read something about disabling Hyper Threading, which I did, and all of a sudden my system is rock solid with all hardware installed and running. The minute I turn off Hyper Threading, the random reboots and BSOD occurances start again.
My question is, does this most likely point to a motherboard hardware problem with Hyper Threading?? Am I safe to say it's not my soundcard, video card, etc. since they work fine with Hyper Threading disabled?? Is there any known issue with Hyper Threading on the
I'm running a P4 3.0, 1GB of Corsair matched pair RAM, ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB, Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum & a Plextor PX-708A DVD burner.
Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated!
I have checked into just about every device and software app that I use and I thought there might be an issue with my Soundblaster Audigy 2 card so I deleted the drivers and uninstalled it and the system still crashed.
I then thought it might be a video card issue, but I can find nothing about the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro having issues with HT.
I thought it might be my anti-virus software (AVG 7.0) so I uninstalled that and installed NOD32, when the machine still crashed I did a trial run uninstalling all Anti-Virus software and still had system crashes.
After the fresh install of XP about all that was installed was the video card and the hardware on the motherboard and I still got random BSOD and crashes.
just a thought. i was running an AMD system before last week with an audigy2 card. no problems. i switched to a P4 3E. and kept getting random reboots in a game FarCry. it took me forever to figureout disabling HT fixed it.
then when i switched to another older sound card, it was solved. but i have to use the audigy2 for my games. so im stuck with hyperthreading off. otherwise it will reboot, everytime
hope this might help? :)
if anyone has any ideas, on the farcry + HT + audigy2 problem let me know
Message Edited by ludwig.rey on 07-04-2004 12:58 AM
Message Edited by ludwig.rey on 07-04-2004 01:05 AM