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Valfar

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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!
 
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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.
 

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
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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)
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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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...
 

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...
 
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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
 
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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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