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SpaceCowboy706

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Just built a new computer form this thread... http://www.geekstogo...64-t178150.html

and all is running fine except one annoying issue that i cant seem to resolve... for no apparent reason the pc will just lock up and do nothing and i have to press and hold in the power button. It does it at random times from 5 minutes after startup to 2 or 3 hours after startup. I am showing no warnings or errors in the event log for application, security and system an it doesn't matter if i'm in a game playing, or browsing the internet, or just sitting and staring at a blank desktop.

This is whats in the pc...

Windows XP Pro SP2

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059

Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029

Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102713

Ram
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145043

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136054

Power supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341002

My device manager shows drivers loaded for everything and i have already tried the drivers on the cd for the video card and the latest drivers form the web. I have no idea what the problem here is... Thanks in advance.
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This time i cleared the event logs and and when the problem occured i got the BSOD with this information on it

Machine_Check_Exception
Technical information
Stop: 0x0000009C (0x00000000, 0xBA33C050, 0xB2000040, 0X00000800)

and then this upon startup...

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and then this is all that was in the event viewer

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Hope any of this helps?

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I have noticed that this problem occurs most often when my kids are in the room running and jumping around.. dont suppose that could be causing the HD to skip or something could it....

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 08 December 2007 - 10:22 AM.

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Hey there SpaceCowboy,
First thing is first, did you adjust the memory voltages in BIOS to 2.1V?

Secondly, according to microsoft :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329284
• System bus errors
• Memory errors that may include parity or Error Correction Code (ECC) problems
• Cache errors in the processor or hardware
• Translation Lookaside Buffers (TLB) errors in the processor
• Other CPU-vendor specific detected hardware problems
• Vendor-specific detected hardware problems

It appears that there may be a processor defect in your CPU, worst come to worst, you may need to RMA it.
What drivers are you running for your video card?
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First thing is first, did you adjust the memory voltages in BIOS to 2.1V?

I assume your talking about the ddr2 voltage setting in the bios... and the only changes i can make to this are to add the following values:

+0.1v - Highlighted in Gray
+0.2v - Highlighted in Gray
+0.3v - Highlighted in Orange
+0.4v - Highlighted in Orange
+0.5v - Highlighted in Red
+0.6v - Highlighted in Red

I just selected +0.2v so we will see what happens with this as i am unsure what to select here?

As for the MS article you copied i read the same thing but i think i will try a different hard drive with a little slower rpm before i start rma'ing stuff... Lets first figure out what my memory voltages need to be set at as it doesn't give the option to set it at exactly 2.1 so i'm guessing that it comes set at some specific voltage and i just need to add the +whatever to increase it to 2.1 although i don't know what it was originally set at?
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This is usually the effects of overclocking when I try to go overboard. Everything freezes and I can't do anything but restart and reset to original settings. Try reseting the BIOS to the original or worst case scenario reseting the CMOS.

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I just selected +0.2v so we will see what happens with this as i am unsure what to select here?

You can even choose +0.3v, infact I recommend you do. The default DDR2 voltage is 1.8V, so unless you change the values, this is what voltage your RAM will be set at.
This may be causing your problems, as unstable RAM is known to cause weird issues.

Just out of curiosity, your running everything at stock speeds as of right now, right?
James
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