QUOTE(mutant @ Jan 19 2006, 04:56 PM)Please be patient and please help me as I am going CRAZY!!!!
I just spent my hard earned money on an expensive system for my 3d design work. I don't play any games so this system is purely to put bread on the table.
Before I state my problem I will list the parts in my PC-
2 x Opteron 280 Dual core
Tyan K8WE MOBO S2895
4 x 1GB Kingston Ram
HDs Raid 1
C: System 2 x 160GB Segate sata II HD (you see 1x 160GB)
G: 2 x 500 GB Segate sata II HD (you see 1x 500GB)
WINXP Pro 64bit Edition
The current Bios Version on my system says-- 1.02.2885
PSU- Delta 600watt. Spec of the PSU-
I ordered a 7800GTX/512 Mb card with the system. As the delivery of the card kept getting delayed my PC shop gave me the brand new PC but put a GeForce 6600 card temporarily.
My problem is that when I use the card in my 3d software (Maya) with driver version 91.98. My screen goes crazy. White patches, flickering software window, the screen gets fits. If I quit my 3d software then everything gets normal. So it is impossible to work in Maya. I installed all 88.xx version drivers but version 77.77 was the best. I can work in my software BUT when I am using Maya I get frequent BSOD 2-3 timeas a day-
All these crashes I think messed up my Raid ( I assume) unless my new HD are messed up or something.
So on top of the BSOD which i assume was due to the card I got this as well-
Btw maybe unrelated but I get 2-3 clicking noises from the HD while accessing 1-2 GB photoshop files.
So I called my PC guy and he took the PC away and tested the various parts and according to him all the tests came back perfect. There is no problem with the hardware. He re-installed
winxp 64 for me.
I told him to install 77.77 drivers. Anway the PC came back in one day and the raid is working normal again but in Maya I still get the BSOD with that error!
Now I don't know what to do! When the 7800 GTX comes will it not cause this problem? The other option is to get a Quadro 4500 FX card certified to run with Maya. It's 3.5 times more expensive than the7800GTC/512Mb card.
Is the BSOD error that I am getting purely card and driver related? OR could something else cause this error?
Some of the errors I see in the "Event Viewer" are.
* The tyansmb service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
* Error code 0000000000000050, parameter1 ffffffff95620638, parameter2
0000000000000001, parameter3 fffff97fff8b517e, parameter4 0000000000000005.
* The DS1410D service failed to start
Maybe those are harmless and unrelated...I don't know.
I am very depressed and SAD!!!!! I have the option to cancel my 7800GTX order and get Quadro 4500FX instead. I am worried that if I spend the $$$$ on the Quadro card and then find out it was something else that could have been solved and I could have used 7800GTX then I would feel like a muppet!
Any advice and help? What is causing this "nv4_disp.dll"
BSOD error? If there had been leftover drivers from the other versions then should reinstalling the system not have got rid of them?
How the [content edited] am I going to fix this problem? I just want to do my work :flame:
Btw are these normal temperatures for Opteron 280?????????????
You need better chasssis cooling and HSFs. I use an Antec SX1200 chassis and Zalman CNPS-9500LED HSFs for my 265s. Never gets above 39C. Mostly below 35C. Adequate chassis fans inbound and outbound.
NV4_Disp.dll error. Boot into safemode. Uninstall your video drivers. Run a driver cleaner to remove all video drivers. Upgrade your AGP chipset drivers and install earlier Nvidia drivers. Reinstalling does not clean out legacy video drivers. Google for a driver cleaner. You want to delete all old NV*.* files and all Nvidia directories from safe mode. Get back to VGA mode before reinstalling. You can retry your current drivers. You also want a decent power supply for K8WE. Pick one from Tyan power supply list. PC Power and Cooling 850SSI is the best one for it. Tyan link for PS.
Use only a PS from this list.
Tyan Thunder K8WE
Dual AMD 280 Opterons
8GB NUMA enabled DDR333 2.5-3-3-7 RAM
PCI-X SCSI RAID