I sometimes came here to look up how to improve my system and I am very thankful to those who supply computer beginner like me with computer knowledge!
Anyways, my first post is, well, a "HELP ME! GOMZ MY COMPUTER IS GOING DOOOOOWN!" post
Since I got my new case yesterday, I formatted my hard drive for fresh new start and installed everything like usual
and I tried to run my 3D games, and it stopped and restarted
so I wondered if OS was the problem
I formatted and installed everything like I did before I got new case
ran DirectX 3D test, stopped and restarted again
Tiger at the live chat told me to disable "automatic restart" so I did
when I ran 3D test again, blue screen appeared and said
***STOP: 0X000000EA (0X81EE6D40, 0X8218FB28, 0XF322CCB4, 0X00000001)
BEGINNING - DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY
PHYSICAL MEMORY DUMP COMPLETE
so I searched for the solutions, I got many, but they were basically saying "go to safe mode, delete old drive, get new one, and it would solve most of the time"
but unlucky that I am, it didn't work
So I checked Geeks To Go forum, but they have different case
Some get this error at startup, some get this error while playing 3D games for few minutes or even hours.
Me? I get this error as soon as I start 3D applications
I narrowed the problem down to faulty graphics card or over heating
but since my graphics card is 8yrs old(GeForce 2 MX 100/200), if I had faulty graphics card, i would had this problem before.
My guess is it's over heating but I am not entirely sure
Can you tell me what your opinion is?
and if it IS overheating (hurray for me!), what should I do?
P.S. This is my EVEREST report