Asus P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe issues

Discussion in 'Asus' started by dominicnicholas, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. dominicnicholas


    Oct 1, 2006
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    Experiencing strange startup problems about 1 in 4 times when powering up in the morning. Will get one of the following boot failures :

    1. 'Overclocking failed or overvoltage failed' (I'm not overclocking)
    2. \windows\system32\config\system missing (ctrl-alt-del and its fine)
    3. A blank screen just prior to when XP would normally start, with a blinking cursor at the top left (although this problem has happened less than 1 and 2)

    - A quick tap of Ctrl-Alt-Delete gets things working without further problems. Problems might be happening more on first boot in the morning.
    - I can shut down, unplug, wait 30-60secs, plug power back in, start up and get running ok 10 times in row with no problems once things are running
    - During operation, system has spontaneously restarted twice during operation of XP pro and applications, about once per week.
    - All parts are brand new, brought from Newegg, put together myself.

    Any ideas what is causing these problems ?

    System description:
    Motherboard : ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
    BIOS : version 0401 (09/05/2006)
    CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
    Memory : CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800
    Graphics: XFX PVT71PUDF3 Geforce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
    Disks : WD SE16 WD3200KS 320GB SATA 3.0 gb/s (x2 in raid 1) ; Seagate Barracuda ST3160023A 160gb
    CPU cooling fan : ZALMAN CNPS9500
    Other peripherals : cd/dvd player
    Case : Antec Performance I P180B with 3 12cm fans on medium speed
    OS : XP pro w/ sp2 and fully up-to-date

    Measured power use via a 'Watts Up' meter : between 165-200W
    Reported CPU temp : 25-35C
    Reported CPU Fan speed : about 1800-2000rpm
    Reported CPu Vcore: 1.26-1.28v

    BIOS configuration:
    Overclocking : none
    Memory Timing : 4-4-4-12-T2
    Restore on AC Power Loss : Power Off
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2006
    dominicnicholas, Oct 1, 2006
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