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NEED HELP with a Biostar Motherboard on Vista 64 (weird bug)

db23

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Hi, I bought this board like a month or 2 to complete my new PC. I plante to play with the DX10 games, so I want to run on Vista 32 or 64 (the best if it's possible).
Here's my machine:

- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3ghz) at (3.4ghz now)
- Motherboard : Biostar Tforce 570 SLI AM2 ATX DDR2
- RAM : 4 gb of Crucial Balistic PC2-8500 at (2.1 volt)
- Video Card : Evga 8800 GTX (not overclocked yet) with 2 120mm fans 2400 RPM to cool down.
- Power Supply : OCZ GameStream 700 Watts.
- A lots of fan to cool down this machine (inclued a 4000 RPM 120mm fan on the CPU)
- Heatsink : Scythe Ninja AM2

This is the important part of the thing ...

Some errors are the following : My PC is REALLY slow on Vista 64 bit, sometimes he don't detect all the 4 gb ram I putted in, he mades some blue screen at random times. (CAN'T DO ANYTHING ON VISTA 64, EVEN PLAY DX10 GAMES, TOO SLOW :(
We've tryed this PC on XP 64 bit, everything work well. The proof, I made over 10400 on 3dmark06. The PC is fast, all the ram works and video card too.

So, where is the problem? If my PC is ok on XP 64, the motherboard isn't broken. My RAM are ok too. Then why I can't fun it on Vista 64?
I really need all your help guys, ask friend, anyone who can help me out with this.

You can send me private msg at: [email protected]
It's realy important, I realy need this PC soon, because now it's a total waste of time and a lots of money for me :(
Thank you.
 

JD

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Are you using the latest BIOS?

Also in Vista, make sure you've installed all possible Windows Updates. Also ensure you install all the latest NVIDIA drivers from Welcome to NVIDIA - Graphics Cards, Motherboards, Notebooks, Desktop PCs. Oh, another thing, make sure the Power Options (found in control panel) is set to High Performance.

I don't see why Vista x64 wouldn't work out for you.

Unfortunately, you're going to see roughly a 1000 point drop in your 3DMark06 score compared to XP. At least I did.
 

db23

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Ok, finally, i'm on Vista 32 bit now, all updates done, no problem at all.

I have 3.25 gb of ram actually running on it. Is it possible to top it at 4 on Vista 32 bit?

Also, I set up the Power to High Performance, so I won't get bad things at all.

If you want to discuss about my Vista 64 problem, email me.

Thank you.
 

enaberif

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Ok, finally, i'm on Vista 32 bit now, all updates done, no problem at all.

I have 3.25 gb of ram actually running on it. Is it possible to top it at 4 on Vista 32 bit?

Also, I set up the Power to High Performance, so I won't get bad things at all.

If you want to discuss about my Vista 64 problem, email me.

Thank you.
32bit will not no matter what show 4gb
 

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