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Possible bus speed and voltage problems...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Valfar, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. Valfar

    Valfar Thread Starter

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    Hi, I recently ran the Analysis and Advice" feature of Sisoft Sandra, and it informed me of a few problems.

    1) Tip T2530 - The MP BIOS in this machine is not MPS 1.04 or later compatible. This specification contains many improvements and is recommended for MP systems.
    Fix: Check BIOS settings and set to MPS 1.04 or higher; otherwise consider a BIOS upgrade if there is no later BIOS upgrade available.

    2)Warning W2542 - Memory bus speed exceeds chipset rated memory bus speed. . If you’re over clocking the system just be aware that it may not be as stable as you may think. Also you may be over clocking the memory modules themselves.

    3)Warning W236 - Processor core voltage (Vcore) is higher than rated maximum. Unless the reported value is incorrect or the processor is a different type that is not correctly detected, the voltage is higher than it should be. If you’re over-clocking the processor you may have pushed too far.
    Over-clocking is a condition where the processor is operating above its frequency specification (rated speed). Sometimes the core voltage is increased to improve stability.
    Fix: If the BIOS supports processor Vcore setting, check that the voltage programmed is correct for the processor installed. If not, check whether the mainboard supports the installed processor.

    Number 3 occurs twice, since I have a dual core processor. I am not over clocking my system, so I do not know what the problem is nor do I know how to fix these irregularities. The computer came with Alienware PowerStrip an overclocking tool which I never used, so if I have to, I could mess around with that.

    Any kind of help will be appriciated!
    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. schusterjo

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    I need to know full specs of your computer,Dell, Gatway? if so model and specs
    custom? if so manufacture and model of,
    Motherboard
    Ram, (speed such a pc3200 ext..)
    CPU what it was rated at when you bought it.

    I also need you to visit www.pcpitstop.com run full test (on left side)
    once the test is finished you will come to a page with flags, (follow suggestions but do that later) Click on system, take a screenshot of that page "System Details" (shows mobo and cpu) paste it here, or simply copy paste whatever is easier for you.
     
  3. Valfar

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    I own an Alienware Area-51 7500.

    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz 4MB Cache 1066MHz FSB
    Operating System: Genuine Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2
    Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis - Space Black
    Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling + High-Performance Liquid Cooling - Fusion Red
    Power Supply: 700 Watt Alienware® Multi-GPU Approved
    Motherboard: Alienware® Approved NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Motherboard
    Memory: 2GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 x 1024MB
    System Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID 0) - 500GB (2 x 250GB) Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 2 x 8MB Cache
    Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
    Graphics Processor: Dual 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7950 GT - SLI Enabled
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Processor
    Model : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz
    Speed : 2.67GHz
    Performance Rating : PR9068 (estimated)
    Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
    Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
    Type : Dual-Core
    Internal Data Cache : 2x 32kB Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way set, 64 byte line size
    L2 On-board Cache : 4MB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 16-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
    L3 On-board Cache : 2x 4MB Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way set, 64 byte line size

    Mainboard
    Bus(es) : ISA PCI PCIe USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
    MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
    MP APIC : No
    System BIOS : American Megatrends Inc. 8.12
    System : alienware alienware
    Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N32-SLI-SE-Deluxe
    Total Memory : 2GB

    Chipset 1
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 Intel Edition CPU to PCI Bridge
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 267MHz (1068MHz data rate)
    Memory Bus Speed : 4x 400MHz (1600MHz data rate)

    Video System
    Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
    Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
    Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT

    Physical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk : NVIDIA STRIPE 465.77G
    CD-ROM/DVD : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A (CD 48X Rd, 48X Wr) (DVD 6X Rd, 6X Wr)
    CD-ROM/DVD : PE9453G JAW343G SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)

    Logical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk (C:) : 376GB (261GB, 70% Free Space) (NTFS)
    Oblivion (D:) : 4.2GB (UDF)
    CD-ROM/DVD (E:) : N/A

    Peripherals
    Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 1 COM / 1 LPT
    USB Controller/Hub : Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Composite Device
    FireWire/1394 Controller/Hub : Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Keyboard : HID Keyboard Device
    Mouse : HID-compliant mouse
    Human Interface : HID-compliant device
    Human Interface : HID-compliant consumer control device
    Human Interface : USB Human Interface Device
    Human Interface : USB Human Interface Device

    MultiMedia Device(s)
    Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio

    Operating System(s)
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    System
    Manufacturer : alienware
    Model : alienware
    Family : To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    Version : alienware
    Serial Number : 12345
    ID : 6ED25015-2650973F-AF9DBF55-EE18E115
    SKU Number : To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    System Chassis
    Manufacturer : alienware
    Type : Desktop
    Can be locked : No
    Version : alienware
    Power Cord(s) : 1
    Serial Number : 12345
    Asset Tag : Asset-1234567890
    Boot-up State : Safe
    Power State : Safe
    Thermal State : Safe
    Security State : External Interface Locked-out

    Mainboard
    Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
    MPS Version : 1.10
    Model : P5N32-SLI-SE-Deluxe
    Type : Mainboard
    Version : Rev 1.xx
    Serial Number : MB-1234567890
    Asset Tag : To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    Location in Chassis : To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    System BIOS : 64-0304-009999-00101111-081006-Crush19

    System Mainboard Properties
    Removable : No
    Replaceable : Yes
    Hot Swap : No

    On-board Devices
    To Be Filled By O.E.M. : Video Adapter (Enabled)

    System Memory Controller
    Location : Mainboard
    Error Correction Capability : None
    Number of Memory Slots : 4
    Maximum Installable Memory : 16GB
    BANK0 - DIMM0 : Manufacturer0 PartNum0 SerNum0 AssetTagNum0 DIMM Synchronous DDR2-SDRAM 1GB/64 @ 800Mt/s
    BANK1 - DIMM1 : Empty
    BANK2 - DIMM2 : Manufacturer2 PartNum2 SerNum2 AssetTagNum2 DIMM Synchronous DDR2-SDRAM 1GB/64 @ 800Mt/s
    BANK3 - DIMM3 : Empty

    Chipset 1
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 Intel Edition CPU to PCI Bridge
    Bus(es) : ISA PCI PCIe USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 267MHz (1068MHz data rate)
    Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 4x 267MHz / 4x 267MHz
    Width : 64-bit
    Multi Video Card Support : SLI Technology

    Chipset 1 Hub Interface
    Type : HyperTransport
    Version : 0.10
    In/Out Width : 8-bit / 8-bit
    Speed : 2x 800MHz (1600MHz data rate)

    Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 4x 400MHz (1600MHz data rate)
    Multiplier : 3/2x
    Width : 64-bit
    Memory Controller in Processor : No
    Power Save Mode : No
    Fixed Hole Present : No

    Memory Module 1
    Model : PDC22G6400LLK
    Extended Information : mVN0P 3P F
    Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2-SDRAM
    Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
    Speed : PC2-6400U
    Standard Timings : 5.0-5-5-16 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    Version : 1.2
    Date of Manufacture : Saturday, December 25, 1999
    Set Timing @ 400MHz : 5.0-5-5-16 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    Set Timing @ 267MHz : 4.0-3-3-10 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    Set Timing @ 200MHz : 3.0-3-3-8 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)

    Memory Module 2
    Model : PDC22G6400LLK
    Extended Information : mVN0P 3P F
    Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2-SDRAM
    Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
    Speed : PC2-6400U
    Standard Timings : 5.0-5-5-16 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    Version : 1.2
    Date of Manufacture : Saturday, December 25, 1999
    Set Timing @ 400MHz : 5.0-5-5-16 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    Set Timing @ 267MHz : 4.0-3-3-10 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    Set Timing @ 200MHz : 3.0-3-3-8 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)

    Environment Monitor 1
    Model : ITE IT8712F LPC
    Version : 7.00
    Mainboard Specific Support : No

    Temperature Sensor(s)
    Board Temperature : 39.0°C / 102.2°F td
    CPU Temperature : 37.0°C / 98.6°F

    Voltage Sensor(s)
    CPU Voltage : 1.26V
    Aux Voltage : 3.31V
    +3.3V Voltage : 2.11V
    +5V Voltage : 3.44V
    +12V Voltage : 11.61V
    -12V Voltage : -16.64V
    Standby Voltage : 5.16V
    Battery Voltage : 2.56V

    PCI Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.30
    Number of Bridges : 8
    PCI Bus 0 : PCI (1/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 1 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 2 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 3 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 4 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 5 : PCI (1/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 6 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 7 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 8 : PCIe (3/1x PCIClk)
    Number of PCIe Lanes : 39

    LPC Hub Controller 1
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 PCI to ISA Bridge

    LPC Hub Controller 2
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 SMBus

    USB Controller 1
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 USB Controller
    Version : 1.00
    Interface : OHCI
    Channels : 10
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 2
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 USB 2.0 Controller
    Version : 2.00
    Specification : 1.00
    Interface : EHCI
    Channels : 10
    Companion Controllers : 1
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps)
    Addressing Support : 32-bit
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    FireWire/1394 Controller 1
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc TSB43AB22 1394a-2000 OHCI PHY/Link-Layer Controller
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : OHCI
    Enhanced Support : Yes
    Channels : 64
    Speed : 400MHz

    System SMBus Controller 1
    Model : nVidia MCP2+ SMBus 1
    Version : 0A.02
    Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
    Slave Device Enabled : No
    PEC Support : No

    System SMBus Controller 2
    Model : nVidia MCP2+ SMBus 2
    Version : 0A.02
    Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
    Slave Device Enabled : No
    PEC Support : No

    Expansion Slot(s)
    AGP : AGP-4x 32-bit +3.3V Shared PME Half-Length Used
    PCI1 (1h) : PCI 32-bit +3.3V Shared PME Half-Length Available (ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce4 Intel Edition Memory Registers)

    Port Connector(s)
    J1A1 - PS2Mouse : Mouse - None / PS/2
    J1A1 - Keyboard : Keyboard - None / PS/2
    J2A2 - USB1 : USB - None / USB
    J2A2 - USB2 : USB - None / USB
    J4A1 - LPT 1 : Parallel Port ECP/EPP - None / DB-25 pin male
    J2A1 - COM A : Serial Port 16550A - None / DB-9 pin male
    J6A1 - Audio Mic In : Audio - None / Mini-jack
    J6A1 - Audio Line In : Audio - None / Mini-jack
    J6B1 - AUX IN : Audio - CD-ROM Sound Input / None
    J6B2 - CDIN : Audio - CD-ROM Sound Input / None
    J6J2 - PRI IDE : None - ATA / None
    J6J1 - SEC IDE : None - ATA / None
    J4J1 - FLOPPY : None - Floppy Disk / None
    J9H1 - FRONT PNL : None - 9 Pin Dual Inline / None
    J1B1 - CHASSIS REAR FAN : None - None / None
    J2F1 - CPU FAN : None - None / None
    J8B4 - FRONT FAN : None - None / None
    J9G2 - FNT USB : None - None / None
    J6C3 - FP AUD : None - None / None
    J9G1 - CONFIG : None - None / None
    J8C1 - SCSI LED : None - None / None
    J9J2 - INTRUDER : None - None / None
    J9G4 - ITP : None - None / None
    J2H1 - MAIN POWER : None - None / None
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Just to let you know, I was running Sandra in the background to pull off all my computer information while I was running the pitstop website, thats probably why CPU usage was at 99.

    If you need any more information, please let me know.
     
  4. schusterjo

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    Your good to go, nothing out of the ordinary (besides the 99% lol :) mine usally says 1-2%) Sandra is probably not seeing something right, a lot of diagnostic software do not report accurate settings.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    I would bet you have an older version of sandra. I have seen this quite often. What is your core voltage? Max for that should be 1.35V, however it does go down due to EIST. You can either check in the bios OR that is an asus board; hit the tab key during post and it should display the info. Note you can hit the pause key to stop the post and read the screen. Hit any key to continue the boot.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    BTW does your support CD have asus probe? That will show you core voltage, fan speed, etc.
     
  7. Valfar

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    Thank you guys for all the help :)
    I actually have Sandra 2007, so it isnt an older version, but I do agree that most diagnostic software arent 100% accurate.
    I also have no idea whether I have Asus probe or not...
     
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  9. Valfar

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    Well, this is bizarre. I can't install PC Probe because it gives an error;

    'old BIOS (08/10/2006) detected, must update BIOS (09/22/97 or later) first.'

    huh...
     
  10. schusterjo

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    LOL that is funny, well you can download it from asus website and I originally tried to check there first, But the site was down for maintenance
     
  11. Valfar

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    hmm, it still says the same error message, thats really weird...
     
  12. schusterjo

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    well I do recal something about a certain version of Asus probe must have the latest bios,
    A little accessive to install a new bios for a temp monitor to work, check your version of bios and check asus website for the latest bios number. But as I said a bit accessive to update a bios to run a program
     
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