Originally Posted by zinglebarb
The asrock dual board is this the dual gfx and ram or just dual gfx?
Have you looked on the Asrock site to see if the card is properly supported?
If its got the dual ram run memtest to make sure the systems happy with the ram.
So this machine hasnt been run and no drivers installed or did the slow down come on after a while? Can you get into safe mode and edit the start up ?
Sounds to me like the windows install has gone screwy.Did you download the newest drivers or run the cd?might be worth reinstalling armed with newest drivers.To stop a forced reboot right click my comp select properties then advanced/start up and recovery and untick auto restart. You will get an error message then if it crashes
thanks for the prompt response.
It has the pci express and agp slots on.
The only drivers installed are from the cd that came with the board although I didn't install the usb 2.0 driver as XP put the enhanced driver in.
It does support dual ram and I have 2 512 sticks in, i thought this may have been the problem as I think they both have to be an exact match.
The pc ran ok since installing new xp home, kast thursday. and was only switched off for a couple of hours at a time.
We noticed it friday morning when switched on first time in the day.
I have a floppy with memetest on will run that and check the website for graphics card compatability and get back to you if that is ok.
Have only installed a printer.