I have been using cool bios on my k7s41gx since long time ago without problems..but now I purchased a webcam... exactly a Logitech express USB cam I discovery that this cam not works with cool bios version gx2.00h.rom My computer freezes after a few seconds after this webcam is started and of course webcam is unusuable (Im sure that cool bios trash something on the USB side) This not happen using any of the official asrock' bios Also after return to official bios I discoverd that using cool bios with HALT the noise of my hardisk is listen on the speakers yes...noise of my hardisk go through speakers so...there's a problem filtering noise as well
I returned to the last asrock official bios 2.0 CPU is more hot of course but my computer works better My config: K7s41gx,athlon xp 2400,WinXP SP2,geforce 4 TI,512mb
btw, any1 have similar problems with cool bios?
Posts: 13 | From: Montevideo-Uruguay | Registered: Nov 2004
Hi Aldo, try using software to enable halt idle instruction. Go http://cbid.amdclub.ru/ go to downloads and search for prcnm.Easy to use thingy After download just put a shortcut in the startup folder in start menu.Dont forget to edit the .ini file. Hope it helps. EDIT:Yes i had a similar prob with K7S8X r3.0(the sound crackling)
Hello Aldo! It's known to be a beta BIOS, so problems apear with diffrent hardware. It will probably stay this way forever. I suspect that all your problems are caused by a bad combiation between PSU and mobo and the fast cycle for halt and on again. The board has one bad power supply circuit. Both USB and HDD use the 5V line from your PSU to get power. The CPU also gets the power from 5V. The halt@idle acts on the CPU alimentation circuit, so the stress is getting too high. In other words the PSU might not handle it. To get a new PSU there is no criteria since some good ones can't handle it either. U could try to use the version without HALT@idle(the one with L at the end) since it could improve the performance.
Posts: 512 | From: Romania,Bucharest | Registered: Jun 2004
I have downloaded and tested that little proggy version 1.5 and it works here thanks for the link ! I don't changed config file cause I don't understand that parametrs but it performs very well cpu halt with default option
but I have the same problem -> my webcam not works if I use that proggy..my computer freezes again so the problem of my webcam was cpu halt and not the cool bios and the conclusion is that the only bug of cool bios is the bad noise through speakers anyways I think that cpu halt is not a safe & stable option and can cause many others bugs...who knows where or which device can be afeccted That's why on all motherboards cpu halt option comes disabled by default maybe I will use that proggy on hot summer days when the cpu is very hot
yes,maybe my power supply is the problem who knows it's a 4 years old 350w psu but it's working very fine I don't consider a replace until I get a new one for test first and check if the psu is the problem or not I will check that soon and I will post here the results