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Old 01-27-04, 02:48 PM   #13
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Is it possible the card is faulty?
If you're seeing basic stability problems under both linux and windows, it seems reasonable to think that there might be a problem with your card.

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Old 01-27-04, 03:45 PM   #14
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It's also conceivable that there is a problem with another system component, e.g. bad RAM or insufficient cooling. It can't hurt to check the temperatures and to perform a thourough memory test.
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I'll do a RAM test next. I think the Knoppix disk has one.

Overheating shouldn't be an issue. The side of the case is open, and there's plenty air flow.

Another symptom - after a crash which looks like graphics related, sometimes the machine won't post - both screens remain black. It takes a few power cycles for things to reset enough to boot.
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Old 01-28-04, 05:29 AM   #16
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I've temporarily switch back to my GeForce 2 MX. I couldn't get my system to boot with the FX. I was thinking it might be my power supply, but I think it's OK. With all components plugged in ( But with the GF2MX, not FX5200 ) gkrellm2 reports the following:

Vcor: 1.77
+2.5: 0.36
I/O: 3.47
+5: 4.79
+12: 12.3

That +2.5 looks a little strange. These values all have a scaling factor of 1 ( actually, some are 1.02 or 1.04 for some reason)

How do these values look to you guys?

Edit: According to the BIOS, there's no +2.5V, rather 3.3v and the value is 3.46v which is much better than 0.36. These values are practically the same with the FX5200 connected (but with the nv module.)

Edit: I ran memtest86 for an hour with no problems found. I'll leave it over night and see how it goes.

Edit: Also, I'll try the latest driver as I have VIA chipset and 2.6 kernel.

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Old 02-09-04, 03:49 PM   #17
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So, after removing my FX5200 for a couple of days and running on a GeForce2 MX, the problems continued. I removed all memory and cards and vacuumed everything. There was quite a build up of fluff around the memory modules. Once that had been removed, I've been stable on the GeForce2 for about a week. I'll be moving back to the FX5200 soon.

Thanks for everybody's help.
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