My new killer machine I just built a brand new P4 3.06 machine based off the new Asus P4C800 Deluxe MB is having major stability problems. I have XMS3200-C2 memory (2 x 512MB), Audigy 2, Lite-On DVD, Lite-On 52x24x52 CDRW, 200GB WD SE HD, and an ATI AIW-9700 Pro video card.
I noticed in the manual it state thats the part number for the 9700 Pro series should be -30 or later. Does anyone know if this apply to the AIW series too? I have one of the first AIW 9700 cards manufactured, I preordered on their website and my version is -01.
I am having major stability problems with this system and I am curious if this could be the cause of it. My built in FW port on the back of the system does not work either, I plug in my Camcorder it recognizes it, and then I start up my video capture software, it gets about two seconds then disconnects the device. Happens no matter what program I use.
However, I can plug the camcorder in the back of the Audigy 2 sound card's firewire port and it works great.
I also experience about two to three lock ups every few hours, along with when recording via the ATI MMC software, it almost always locks up.
I did not have a single problem with this card in my other system (Shuttle SB51G).
I am also NOT overclocking but running straight stock 3.06HT speed at this time.
I am trying to determing if it's a fault with the MB or what to RMA (AIW9700??). I lean towards the MB because of the failed FW port too.
PS. If I have to RMA the system board, BlackCat you have a little extra time to hide from your Shadow, but rest assured, it will return.