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Machine Check Exception

by Marc985 / September 11, 2006 12:32 PM PDT

Just built a brand new computer.

Everything runs fine untill I try to install any video card drivers. Installing these leads immediately to a Machine Check Exception.

Any Ideas?

XP Home
Intell E6600
Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe
1 gig DDR2800
Saphire ATI Radeon X850XT
600watt HiPro power supply

thanks a lot guys!

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Sounds like something's bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 12:40 PM PDT

Out of date bios, flash or bum part.

Check with it's builder to exchange parts till it works.


PS. What's in your post does not tell us what's bad.

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by Marc985 / September 11, 2006 12:50 PM PDT

sorry I dont know what else to say. I built it all myself today. It's my first attempt at building a PC..untill now I've just swaped parts and such.

the only clue i have for you guys is that without installing video card drivers everything is just fine.

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Your details about the operating system install are missing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 1:10 PM PDT
In reply to: sorry

I wonder if you forgot some BIOS or flash update, the motherboard drivers (some try what's on the CD and that's buggy or out of date.)

With such slim details all I can say is to call the maker and ask what they want to be exchanged.

Another nutty thing is overclocking. Imagine the poor soul that tries that.


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more details
by Marc985 / September 11, 2006 10:21 PM PDT

I just got XP home edition updated with service pack2

the video card drivers (latest omega)randomly worked last night however when I restarted I got the same error

I have never overclocked.

BIOS is stock, as it came on the mobo, I checked ASUS website for an update however the only BIOS on their site for labeled as "initial release" so im assuming im on that now.

here are the numbers in the error

0x0000009c (0x00000000, 0xf7ac3050, 0xp02000040, 0x00000800)

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My last hint.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 12, 2006 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: more details

I've dropped this hint twice so here's the last time.

Tell me about the OS install. Specifically what motherboard drivers you installed. If none, then tell that.


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by ramarc / September 12, 2006 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: more details

This is a low-level hardware issue cause by:
? 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

First, you'll need bios v 0310 (a beta bios) to support your CPU and RAM. http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5N32-SLI%20Deluxe
The "stock" bios is not fully compatible with either. From ASUS' spec sheet:
? CPU: Socket775 for Intel

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by Marc985 / September 12, 2006 2:12 AM PDT

the problem seems to have been solved by some random reinstalling....thanks for your help...it's gone through 2 restarts now and no bluescreens

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