Jetway J9F2 Reboots / BSOD
I just bought this board and a Core Duo 2500. I've been trying to get my head around the issues I've come across with it. So far the first time it booted into XP I had all kinds of lines of graphics garbage. I managed to keyboard my way to the restart button and when it came up, everything was fine (this was after seeing that the board didn't like my 450w psu which only has 20pins on the power connector).
So, start messing around with it and immediately see some BSOD's that don't reset, just sit there until a hard boot is performed. I'm not really into deciphering blue screens on new boards. I figure if I can't switch drivers to fix it, I'll return it. So far it's blue screened a few times, at random... sometimes during driver loading, but I don't think the drivers are the issue, or I'd see persistent issues with one device, not just randomly with different things.
I disabled stuff and had no better luck. Finally I started running burnin tests and those were inconclusive except for the one time I woke up to a blue screen and then I noticed I'd get random reboots. Not bsod's. So, I went into system properties and disabled reboot upon system failure to see what I could catch and I got a strange occurrence - the system had these bars that streaked through the screen like the matrix and the system was frozen.
I then ran my burnin tests with 100% load on memory and graphics but lowered my RAM's clock from 667 to 533 and so far it's ok after several burnin runs.
Just wondering if anyone has had this issue. I'm pretty sure it's a hardware issue, and most likely it's the board, but if it truly can't operate at 667Mhz I wonder if I should RMA and hope for a stable board or live with it because Jetway's ability to handle different kinds of RAM all at the same frequency is shady and there's nothing I can do to get around that. I guess I could try 667 and more conservative timings (right now I'm running it at 4-4-4-10... I could do 5-5-5-10). I don't see anywhere to bump the voltage on this board though. Maybe I missed it.
Has anyone bothered to read this? Oh well... let me know if anyone has input. I guess if it blue screens or halts at 533 I'll RMA the board, otherwise, I'm not sure if I should just stick with it as it's already fast as hell compared to other systems I've used... hell, it's faster than the laptop I'm using now.