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Old 2004-05-05, 14:24   #1

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Exclamation Hmmm Hardware test

ever feel like doin that 2 your pc?

i have as followed:

Amd Athleon xp 2400+
256 DDR ram
Ati Radeon 9200 128MB ram
120 GIG HDD with 8 MB cache on it

my L1 cache size is 64 kb
my L2 cache size is 256 kb

this right?

im getting the same error

on every test!

error as followed

FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.4919252396 expected less then 0.4

what is this then? i need to know bad my pc stabillity to me is everything!

please help

thank you for your time

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Old 2004-05-07, 08:59   #2
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Mar 2003
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A check of the memory is a fairly easy place to start, run memtest86 through one batch of tests and see if any faults show up. If no faults, you could try one of these bootdisks (both have memtest86 and mprime torture tests):

If the error does not occur when using the bootdisk then the problem is likely to be a buggy video sound or other driver. If the error does still occur then you need to look at CPU/Motherboard/Power supply for the fault.
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Old 2004-05-11, 17:23   #3
Apr 2004

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Hi Bl@ckM@tt0r

Are you actually experiencing any other problems with your PC ? If you aren't, I'd be inclined to forget about Prime95, Memtest86, SiSoft Sandra, 3dMark03 and all the other testing and benchmarking software.

If it ain't broke - don't fix it ! Remember that science says that bumble bees can't actually fly - it's just that they haven't heard the news yet.

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Old 2004-05-11, 17:35   #4
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Sep 2002

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Something is wrong, because the result of the calculations is wrong.

The hard part is figuring out what is causing the problem.

Other PCs calculate the correct result.
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Old 2004-05-11, 21:13   #5
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Oct 2002

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Originally Posted by Shackley
If it ain't broke - don't fix it !
But in this case something's clearly broken.

You might not notice it during normal operation, but no matter how you turn it, something's not working as it should be.

Try running memtest or one of the bootable diskettes with mprime that can be found on this forum to rule ouyt driver problems.

You could also try underclocking your pc or use a bit more conservative memory timings.

If this pc is still under warenty, go and fix it.
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