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Need help with the BSoD

I get this stop code everytime I play CS, vice city, that even remotely hog RAM. Now, I have a 2200+Sempron, 256Mb RAM, and a 64Mb nvidia geforce4 mx 440, on a Windows XP 5.1. I tried to leave the panels off the cpu, to see if it was overheating. That didn't help. I got all the latest available drivers for my video card and the latest divx. Any suggestions please ?
P.S. attaching links for the stop code and the error notice from the event viewer.

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Most games need

In reply to: Need help with the BSoD

Most games need even more RAM than that.

What are the system requirements for those games?

I have 512 SDRAM and it's not enough for some. At least 1 gig or higher would be nice.

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: Need help with the BSoD

0xA error is not related to your Ram but does point to a probable problem with your drivers.

Read up on the 0xA IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error message here at these links (don't worry that some mention Windows NT or 2K rather than XP as they are all built on the same Kernel):

The event Log errors can be checked here:

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In reply to: An IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL...

Thank you for the links. Will now try to wiki my way through all those new terms. Meanwhile, can someone please give me a step-by-step of how to disable BIOS memory options like caching etc ?

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Step by step...

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instructions for BIOS settings are conveniently located in your motherboard manual. If you don't have it most such manuals can be downloaded in PDF form from the manufacturer's site.

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