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blue screen of death a frequent thing X(

by jaredhocutt / March 13, 2007 3:02 PM PDT

i am having a problem with my new computer giving me the blue screen of death very frequently, which is being caused by a stop error that when i reboot and send in the error report 99% of the time i am getting either that it is my video card driver, or that it is a device driver (doesnt say which). I mainly seem to get these problems when i am on the internet or using itunes, or when my system is just idling, although i have not gotten any of these errors when i am playing a game,(neverrwinter nights diamond atm). Also, when i have put my stop errors in google, most of the errors come out as RAM problems (when i input only one of the lines that are in this format: 0x00000000 at a time). Also whenever i try to install the majority of my games, i am getting a CRC error that says that fiel such and such doesnt match the .cab file, and i know that hte media is not corrupt as i have installed most of my games on my friends computer as well and they worked fine there. it woyuld be much appreciated if someone coud help me with finding out wth is causing my puter to screw up so much.

OS: Windows XP SP 2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
Motherboard: MSI MS-7260 Ver 1.0 K9N Neo nForce 550
Video Card: BFG nVidia GeForce 7900 GS
Modem: U.S. Robotics model number 3092
DVD-RAM Drive: NEC Optiparic model number AD-7170A
RAM: 2GB dual channel Kingston 533mhtz
latest driver for the video card, cant find any new drivers/firmware for the DVD drive, and have the latest bios update according to my MSI updater. Please tell me if you need any more info.

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by Bob__B / March 14, 2007 4:59 AM PDT

Google>>>Memtest or Simmtester.

Let it run for 24 hrs....see what it has to say.

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by jaredhocutt / March 14, 2007 5:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe

i let it run for only 4 hours... and got over 2.5million errors.

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Wow.....That's not good!!!
by Bob__B / March 14, 2007 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: memtest

If you have multiple sticks of ram perhaps retest.
1-stick at a time.

If you have over clocked.
Perhaps return the settings to default and retest.

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Just noticed
by Bob__B / March 14, 2007 9:32 AM PDT
In reply to: memtest

New computer!! and it won't run memtest???

Don't touch it.....take it back to the builder.

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by jaredhocutt / March 15, 2007 8:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Just noticed

for the most part i built it ;p but the guy who was helping me build it who knows more bout puter knows more than i do and he didnt know what was wrong, but it turns out that one of the sticks of ram was faulty, i just took it out and i had absolutely no problems at all. thnx fr suggesting testing them individually, neither of us thought of that. now i just haveto send my ram back to new egg and get it replaced Happy

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