Mobo problem?



Been having problems for sometime now. I have been able to stall or slow somethings down but the last 2 or 3 days have been crazy :blink: . Getting alot of BSOD and errors.

Here is the system. This is my main rig.(My wife is mad Im taking over hers now. lol :stuck_out_tongue: )

Win Xp Pro Sp2
Pentium 4 Processor 520 LGA 775
2.8/800MHz 1MB L2-Cache
Gigabyte G-Power Pro heatsink(GH-PDU21-MF)
Aspire ATX-AS500W PSU
1gig pc 3200 Geil Value series(4*256)
GeForce 5500 OC
1 300 gig Maxtor Sata
1 200 gig Maxtor Sata
1 120 gig Western Digital IDE

I use the normal programs Im sure alot of people use here. Shrink, Decryptor, Nero, and so on with others like Office 2003 and so on.

Like above problems have been happening for a couple weeks or so. Getting BSOD. :frowning: It started out just every now and then but became more and more. Nothing much has changed besides movies being encoded and deleted and etc.

The reason I have done the below is because after research it sounds like it is a hardware malfuntion. I have tried stuff like chkdsk and repair with xp cd even did a few clean install on different HD’s to see if that was it . I have repaired and redid the mbr. I tried memtest and even removed hardware one at a time as much as I could. I have gone as far as flashing the mobo bios to the most updated one(1401) After doing alot of this it helps out right away but it dont take long for it to start again.

I have contaced ASUS and they gave me an RMA(Got to give ASUS some kudos for good and fast support). So I am sending in mobo tommorow but I would really like to know what is going on and even if sending it in will help.

Here are some of the errors I got from the log. :frowning:

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c000001d, parameter2 e1aede99,
parameter3 f8625a7c, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 e15eb128,
parameter3 f3e8271c, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 8057a41b,
parameter3 f3091af4, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bf02c66b,
parameter3 f3431a50, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 8057a41b,
parameter3 f380ead0, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 10000050, parameter1 c1001b78, parameter2 00000000,
parameter3 8056cb93, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 1000007e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 f7942130,
parameter3 f7c8a758, parameter4 f7c8a454.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 8057a41b,
parameter3 f354730c, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 10000050, parameter1 c15a2df0, parameter2 00000000,
parameter3 bf807695, parameter4 00000000.

Any help or any informatio n will be more the appreciated. Thanks in advance.



so youve ran memtest and it reported no errors? they say to test it for over 12 hours to be certain, have you tried running prime95?

what are your temps?? sounds like your board or cpu is at fault try prime95


yes I used memtest the one from Microsoft I let it make 2 passe on both scans normal and extended. Temp are good stay around 35-40C but it depends on what I am doing at the time. The oldes thing in the case is the board and cpu. I got them Dec 24, 2004. Got a 3 year warrenty on the Asus so thats good. They are already going to RMA it so I already have it taken apart to send in the morning.

What I dont understand is the vast difference in the codes, but everything I read leads back to some sort of hardware.

Thanks for help Brownstone

I am still interested in others post so please post your experiance with similar problems.


Try unplugging a few of the HD’s and anything else that you can do without for a few days (like one of the cd or dvd drives, floppy, etc.), and run for a few days and see if the problem goes away. That would point to a power issue. You can open case, and use compressed air to blow out all the dust, and run with case open to see if maybe it’s heat related. Best just to start trying to eliminate things one at a time. I’m thinking Power Supply.


Do you have another PSU that you could try?


Thanks harley I have tried what you stated. I replaced the heat sink and psu a couple months ago and been running smooth. I have already tried to go to the bare minimum with hardware. I do blow out case once a week just to keep it clean and I run without the side on it anyways.

I eplained what I have done to Asus and they gave me RMA on mobo so I am going that route. I know the video card is only a month old as well. So allin all I have tried to elimate all hardwarew that I could.

Thanks for all replies.


I have also just recovered from BSOD and crashes for no reason! Often the machine would reboot whilst burning or running Virus or defrag programmes.
When I went inside the case to remove all PCI cards I saw that the Electrolytic capacitors around the memory and the processor were bulging and some had leaked.
Being experience at repairing equipment I replaced about 16 faulty capacitors 2200uF and 1000uF 16 and 6.3 volt working. After this work I had to use the XP repair consol as the constant crashes apparently screwed the OS.
All is now stable and I took the opportunity to upgrade to a larger HDD putting my old one in an external case for back up purposes.
The only real alternative would have been a new motherboard which would have necessitated a complete reinstall of the OS and all my software (about 2 days work).
I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do what I have done as it was a right pig to do and I have all the equipment and more to do the job, but at least it saved me about £100.