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Here's what's happening.

Had 2 BSOD's in the last month and a half. ( unfortunately threw out the paper on which i had written the first one on )

I had one just tonight, 15 minutes ago.

STOP Error 0x00000050 (0xFF3B1000,0x00000000,0x80598FCE,0x00000000)

Both BSOD's were related to having new hardware installed recently. However I can't see what that might be.

The two errors happened at totally different cases... The first one I was doing 8 things at once, buisness as usual, and it crashed when i tried to fiddle with my windows theme.

This time was trying to open an encrypted file using a program called Jetico Best Crypt.

The only new hardware installed recently was my LAN card. However, I used it without any problems over the christmas period. And I'm not sure if the first BSOD was after I installed the LAN card..

Besides, I installed the LAN card with the driver CD, had zero problems, not a peep from it.

The only other new piece of hardware that was added to this machine scince I purchased it is my second video card, a 10 year old ATI Mach 64 GX PCI (2MB Memory lol yes i know)

What I dont understand however, is that I've been using this second card for my dual-monitor setup for months now, scince early october, and my BSOD started only a month and a half ago.

The BSOD also say it might be because of faulty RAM. Can RAM sticks suddenly go bad, and start malfunctionning?

I'm a bit concerned... I dont like it when my comptuer starts crashing on me, I treat it with the highest respect..

I had dismissed the first BSOD, but now with a second one, questions are being raised.

Any thoughts?

Can it be the Graphics card, the LAN card, my ram going bad?

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Hi. Have you checked out the BSOD guide at http://www.geekstogo...des-t43519.html ?
Maybe the answer is there.
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I already checked with Microsoft, but my BSOD didn't give me any filenames to work with... just the stop code
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