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August 6, 2005 1:05:59 PM

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Hello

I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it crashes
to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other times it
gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me on the blue
screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other times it's the
nv4.disp fault.

I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.

Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a card?
What else can I try?

Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.

David

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August 6, 2005 3:09:52 PM

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"David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello
>
> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it
> crashes to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other
> times it gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me
> on the blue screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other
> times it's the nv4.disp fault.
>
> I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
> reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.
>
> Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a card?
> What else can I try?
>
> Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.
>
> David




Is it any particular game?

Andy
August 6, 2005 3:09:53 PM

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All the games that I try to play: San Andreas, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory,
Hitman: Contracts .................. so far.

David

"Andrew" <andrewportess@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:X3%Ie.118416$Pf3.114073@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>> Hello
>>
>> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
>> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it
>> crashes to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other
>> times it gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me
>> on the blue screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other
>> times it's the nv4.disp fault.
>>
>> I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
>> reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.
>>
>> Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a
>> card? What else can I try?
>>
>> Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.
>>
>> David
>
>
>
>
> Is it any particular game?
>
> Andy
>
>
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August 6, 2005 4:12:03 PM

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what kind of Power supply do you have, the new cards take a lot of power.

"David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello
>
> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it
> crashes to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other
> times it gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me
> on the blue screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other
> times it's the nv4.disp fault.
>
> I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
> reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.
>
> Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a card?
> What else can I try?
>
> Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.
>
> David
>
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 5:10:04 PM

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Have you installed the AGP GART drivers?


"David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello
>
> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it
> crashes to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other
> times it gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me
> on the blue screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other
> times it's the nv4.disp fault.
>
> I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
> reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.
>
> Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a card?
> What else can I try?
>
> Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.
>
> David
>
August 6, 2005 8:25:40 PM

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Do you have more than one stick of memory installed? Try removing one and
see what happens then swap them over.

Andy








"David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> All the games that I try to play: San Andreas, Splinter Cell: Chaos
> Theory, Hitman: Contracts .................. so far.
>
> David
>
> "Andrew" <andrewportess@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:11f9354i06o2sba@corp.supernews.com...
>>
>> "David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:X3%Ie.118416$Pf3.114073@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
>>> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it
>>> crashes to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other
>>> times it gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me
>>> on the blue screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and
>>> other times it's the nv4.disp fault.
>>>
>>> I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
>>> reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.
>>>
>>> Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a
>>> card? What else can I try?
>>>
>>> Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.
>>>
>>> David
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Is it any particular game?
>>
>> Andy
August 7, 2005 3:48:20 AM

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Hi There,

I have had some problems with my PNY Verto 6600 GT card with some games one
in particular being Far Cry, before shelling out on More powerful and more
stable power supplies as I did, try rolling back the drivers to ver 71.89 or
67.66.

I did and the games now work great, the newer drivers don't seem to go down
well with the 6600 and some Games but are fine with the 6800 GT based
boards.

Good Luck

"David" <thebluecarrot@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello
>
> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it
> crashes to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other
> times it gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me
> on the blue screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other
> times it's the nv4.disp fault.
>
> I have updated the BIOS on my mobo and card. I have uninstalled and
> reinstalled the latest drivers, all to no avail.
>
> Are there programs out there that can check the hardware health of a card?
> What else can I try?
>
> Thanks very much for your attention and any advice you can give me.
>
> David
>
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 9:31:14 PM

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David wrote:
> I am having a big problem with my Gigabyte GV-N66T128D card.
> Basically, my system crashes when I try to run a game. Sometimes it crashes
> to the desktop and asks if I want to send an error report, other times it
> gives me the blue screen of death. The information it gives me on the blue
> screen varies. Sometimes it's a non page file fault and other times it's the
> nv4.disp fault.

I used to have random lock-ups with my 6600gt but it disappeared after I
re-installed all my drivers (LAN, IDE, AGP, Nvidia, sound) and lowered
AGP speed to 4x.
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 11:21:09 PM

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Hi;
nv4.disp = PSU under powered most of the time.
August 9, 2005 12:00:59 AM

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Hello and thanks for helping,

To give more details about the problem:
Firstly, I can actually play the games, however, the crashes are random and
different. I do hold my breath when the actual gameplay is being loaded or
I've chosen to restart a level.

As stated, the BSOD states either the nv4.disp or a nonpage file fault. And
now a new one has appeared: "A wait operation, attach process, or a yield
was attempted from a DPC routine" It then gives the ***STOP: 0x00000000
along with another 4 sets of 0s.

Sometimes the system doesn't show the BSOD but just restarts or tries to
restart and leaves my monitor LED blinking.

I have tried taking out a stick of RAM, swapping them, using both of them on
their own and using Non-Dual channel. For a moment I thought one of the
sticks was faulty but now there seems to be no difference whichever method I
try.

My specs are:
Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
2 x 512MB PC3200 400Mhz RAM (Kingston Value)
Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT AGP
Gigabyte GA-7N400PRO2 MOBO v.02 FK
Antec Sonata Midi Tower Trupower 380W PSU
Thermaltake Bigwater Cooling +VGA block.

Everything seemed to be working fine at one point. I'm going to play
Half-Life 2 for a while because if this crashes then it's certainly nothing
to do with new hardware. I've played this game with no crashes whatsoever
and I haven't changed any hardware since then. After that, and as advised,
I'll have a go at reinstalling all the MOBO drivers etc.

Many thanks again and please let me know if you've got anymore suggestions.
I REALLY appreciate it.

David
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 3:45:28 PM

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David wrote:
> As stated, the BSOD states either the nv4.disp or a nonpage file fault. And
> now a new one has appeared: "A wait operation, attach process, or a yield
> was attempted from a DPC routine" It then gives the ***STOP: 0x00000000
> along with another 4 sets of 0s.

Sounds familiar. I had random freezes and reboots after I upgraded to
6600GT. Sometimes after reboot my monitor switched to power saving mode
and I had to power my PC down and up again to get picture. Finally seems
like removing and reinstalling all drivers (LAN, IDE, AGP, sound, NVidia
etc. etc.) solved the problem for me. Haven't had lock-ups in a few days
now after this driver operation.
August 11, 2005 10:43:38 PM

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I wrote:

Hello and thanks for helping,

To give more details about the problem:
Firstly, I can actually play the games, however, the crashes are random and
different. I do hold my breath when the actual gameplay is being loaded or
I've chosen to restart a level.
As stated, the BSOD states either the nv4.disp or a nonpage file fault. And
now a new one has appeared: "A wait operation, attach process, or a yield
was attempted from a DPC routine" It then gives the ***STOP: 0x00000000
along with another 4 sets of 0s.
Sometimes the system doesn't show the BSOD but just restarts or tries to
restart and leaves my monitor LED blinking.

I have tried taking out a stick of RAM, swapping them, using both of them on
their own and using Non-Dual channel. For a moment I thought one of the
sticks was faulty but now there seems to be no difference whichever method I
try.

My specs are:
Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
2 x 512MB PC3200 400Mhz RAM (Kingston Value)
Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT AGP
Gigabyte GA-7N400PRO2 MOBO v.02 FK
Antec Sonata Midi Tower Trupower 380W PSU
Thermaltake Bigwater Cooling +VGA block.

Everything seemed to be working fine at one point. I'm going to play
Half-Life 2 for a while because if this crashes then it's certainly nothing
to do with new hardware. I've played this game with no crashes whatsoever
and I haven't changed any hardware since then. After that, and as advised,
I'll have a go at reinstalling all the MOBO drivers etc.

Many thanks again and please let me know if you've got anymore suggestions.
I REALLY appreciate it.

David

******************************************************

Well I've had a go on Half-Life 2 and as feared, it produces the same
result: CRASHES!

Since then, I've tried using older Nvidia drivers, re-installed all of the
MOBO drivers, taking the 6000GT out of it's AGP slot and putting it back in,
all to no avail.

I've noticed that my C drive is quite fragmented (this stores Windows
itself, my games folder is on the D drive) BUT the defragment option is
greyed out for some reason so there's another problem (see
microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain) to sort out!

Also I've tried to use a program called #1-TuffTest that analyses the state
of the RAM. The program puts itself on a floppy, you reboot your PC and
away you go. The only problem, the program fails to put it on a floppy! It
seems one thing after another.

This is turning out to be a nightmare. It could be a software problem, it
could be a hardware problem. It could be the hard drive, the RAM, the
6600GT, the MOBO.......

If anyone else has any more suggestions, please let me know. Thanks again.

David
August 12, 2005 2:40:51 AM

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David kirjoitti:
> I wrote:
>
> Hello and thanks for helping,
>
> To give more details about the problem:
> Firstly, I can actually play the games, however, the crashes are random and
> different. I do hold my breath when the actual gameplay is being loaded or
> I've chosen to restart a level.
> As stated, the BSOD states either the nv4.disp or a nonpage file fault. And
> now a new one has appeared: "A wait operation, attach process, or a yield
> was attempted from a DPC routine" It then gives the ***STOP: 0x00000000
> along with another 4 sets of 0s.
> Sometimes the system doesn't show the BSOD but just restarts or tries to
> restart and leaves my monitor LED blinking.
>
> I have tried taking out a stick of RAM, swapping them, using both of them on
> their own and using Non-Dual channel. For a moment I thought one of the
> sticks was faulty but now there seems to be no difference whichever method I
> try.
>
> My specs are:
> Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
> 2 x 512MB PC3200 400Mhz RAM (Kingston Value)
> Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT AGP
> Gigabyte GA-7N400PRO2 MOBO v.02 FK
> Antec Sonata Midi Tower Trupower 380W PSU
> Thermaltake Bigwater Cooling +VGA block.
>
> Everything seemed to be working fine at one point. I'm going to play
> Half-Life 2 for a while because if this crashes then it's certainly nothing
> to do with new hardware. I've played this game with no crashes whatsoever
> and I haven't changed any hardware since then. After that, and as advised,
> I'll have a go at reinstalling all the MOBO drivers etc.
>
> Many thanks again and please let me know if you've got anymore suggestions.
> I REALLY appreciate it.
>
> David
>
> ******************************************************
>
> Well I've had a go on Half-Life 2 and as feared, it produces the same
> result: CRASHES!
>
> Since then, I've tried using older Nvidia drivers, re-installed all of the
> MOBO drivers, taking the 6000GT out of it's AGP slot and putting it back in,
> all to no avail.
>
> I've noticed that my C drive is quite fragmented (this stores Windows
> itself, my games folder is on the D drive) BUT the defragment option is
> greyed out for some reason so there's another problem (see
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain) to sort out!
>
> Also I've tried to use a program called #1-TuffTest that analyses the state
> of the RAM. The program puts itself on a floppy, you reboot your PC and
> away you go. The only problem, the program fails to put it on a floppy! It
> seems one thing after another.
>
> This is turning out to be a nightmare. It could be a software problem, it
> could be a hardware problem. It could be the hard drive, the RAM, the
> 6600GT, the MOBO.......
>
> If anyone else has any more suggestions, please let me know. Thanks again.
>
> David
>
>

Random (but constant) crashes with different reasons/programs does sound
like RAM problems or overheating. The overheating issue is checked
easily enough; get a program that monitors temperatures, and see if they
are at alarming levels.

RAM faultyness is a bit harder to test. MEMTEST works the same way as
Tufftest you mentioned, you could try it. Also see you BIOS memory
timing settings, maybe they are set too high?

Could even be a hard drive problem (if it doesn't allow defragmenting).
Do you have SMART monitoring enabled in BIOS?
August 13, 2005 12:46:48 AM

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I have put in different RAM now and I still get crashes. I suppose that
rules out the possibility of the RAM being faulty.

I have looked in the BIOS to see the SMART monitoring but it looks as if my
MOBO doesn't have that.

Also I have checked the CPU temp in the BIOS and it says 91c!!!!!
My own sensor that is stuck next to the core says 42c. Apparently, it is
known that this MOBO has problems in displaying the correct temps through
the BIOS but this is ridiculous. Before I installed water cooling my sensor
use to display 74c. How can I get the correct temp, it doesn't feel that hot
at all when I touch it. Thanks again. David

>> I wrote:
>>
>> Hello and thanks for helping,
>>
>> To give more details about the problem:
>> Firstly, I can actually play the games, however, the crashes are random
>> and different. I do hold my breath when the actual gameplay is being
>> loaded or I've chosen to restart a level.
>> As stated, the BSOD states either the nv4.disp or a nonpage file fault.
>> And now a new one has appeared: "A wait operation, attach process, or a
>> yield was attempted from a DPC routine" It then gives the ***STOP:
>> 0x00000000 along with another 4 sets of 0s.
>> Sometimes the system doesn't show the BSOD but just restarts or tries to
>> restart and leaves my monitor LED blinking.
>>
>> I have tried taking out a stick of RAM, swapping them, using both of them
>> on their own and using Non-Dual channel. For a moment I thought one of
>> the sticks was faulty but now there seems to be no difference whichever
>> method I try.
>>
>> My specs are:
>> Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
>> 2 x 512MB PC3200 400Mhz RAM (Kingston Value)
>> Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT AGP
>> Gigabyte GA-7N400PRO2 MOBO v.02 FK
>> Antec Sonata Midi Tower Trupower 380W PSU
>> Thermaltake Bigwater Cooling +VGA block.
>>
>> Everything seemed to be working fine at one point. I'm going to play
>> Half-Life 2 for a while because if this crashes then it's certainly
>> nothing to do with new hardware. I've played this game with no crashes
>> whatsoever and I haven't changed any hardware since then. After that, and
>> as advised, I'll have a go at reinstalling all the MOBO drivers etc.
>>
>> Many thanks again and please let me know if you've got anymore
>> suggestions. I REALLY appreciate it.
>>
>> David
>>
>> ******************************************************
>>
>> Well I've had a go on Half-Life 2 and as feared, it produces the same
>> result: CRASHES!
>>
>> Since then, I've tried using older Nvidia drivers, re-installed all of
>> the MOBO drivers, taking the 6000GT out of it's AGP slot and putting it
>> back in, all to no avail.
>>
>> I've noticed that my C drive is quite fragmented (this stores Windows
>> itself, my games folder is on the D drive) BUT the defragment option is
>> greyed out for some reason so there's another problem (see
>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain) to sort out!
>>
>> Also I've tried to use a program called #1-TuffTest that analyses the
>> state of the RAM. The program puts itself on a floppy, you reboot your
>> PC and away you go. The only problem, the program fails to put it on a
>> floppy! It seems one thing after another.
>>
>> This is turning out to be a nightmare. It could be a software problem, it
>> could be a hardware problem. It could be the hard drive, the RAM, the
>> 6600GT, the MOBO.......
>>
>> If anyone else has any more suggestions, please let me know. Thanks
>> again.
>>
>> David
>
> Random (but constant) crashes with different reasons/programs does sound
> like RAM problems or overheating. The overheating issue is checked easily
> enough; get a program that monitors temperatures, and see if they are at
> alarming levels.
>
> RAM faultyness is a bit harder to test. MEMTEST works the same way as
> Tufftest you mentioned, you could try it. Also see you BIOS memory timing
> settings, maybe they are set too high?
>
> Could even be a hard drive problem (if it doesn't allow defragmenting). Do
> you have SMART monitoring enabled in BIOS?
Anonymous
August 14, 2005 2:19:41 PM

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David wrote:

> I have put in different RAM now and I still get crashes. I suppose that
> rules out the possibility of the RAM being faulty.
>
> I have looked in the BIOS to see the SMART monitoring but it looks as if
> my MOBO doesn't have that.
>
> Also I have checked the CPU temp in the BIOS and it says 91c!!!!!
> My own sensor that is stuck next to the core says 42c. Apparently, it is
> known that this MOBO has problems in displaying the correct temps through
> the BIOS but this is ridiculous. Before I installed water cooling my
> sensor use to display 74c. How can I get the correct temp, it doesn't feel
> that hot at all when I touch it. Thanks again. David

What doesn't feel that hot? Classic symptom of a poorly mounted heat sink
is that the device being cooled reports a high temperature but the heat
sink is cool.

>>> I wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello and thanks for helping,
>>>
>>> To give more details about the problem:
>>> Firstly, I can actually play the games, however, the crashes are random
>>> and different. I do hold my breath when the actual gameplay is being
>>> loaded or I've chosen to restart a level.
>>> As stated, the BSOD states either the nv4.disp or a nonpage file fault.
>>> And now a new one has appeared: "A wait operation, attach process, or a
>>> yield was attempted from a DPC routine" It then gives the ***STOP:
>>> 0x00000000 along with another 4 sets of 0s.
>>> Sometimes the system doesn't show the BSOD but just restarts or tries to
>>> restart and leaves my monitor LED blinking.
>>>
>>> I have tried taking out a stick of RAM, swapping them, using both of
>>> them on their own and using Non-Dual channel. For a moment I thought one
>>> of the sticks was faulty but now there seems to be no difference
>>> whichever method I try.
>>>
>>> My specs are:
>>> Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
>>> 2 x 512MB PC3200 400Mhz RAM (Kingston Value)
>>> Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT AGP
>>> Gigabyte GA-7N400PRO2 MOBO v.02 FK
>>> Antec Sonata Midi Tower Trupower 380W PSU
>>> Thermaltake Bigwater Cooling +VGA block.
>>>
>>> Everything seemed to be working fine at one point. I'm going to play
>>> Half-Life 2 for a while because if this crashes then it's certainly
>>> nothing to do with new hardware. I've played this game with no crashes
>>> whatsoever and I haven't changed any hardware since then. After that,
>>> and as advised, I'll have a go at reinstalling all the MOBO drivers etc.
>>>
>>> Many thanks again and please let me know if you've got anymore
>>> suggestions. I REALLY appreciate it.
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>> ******************************************************
>>>
>>> Well I've had a go on Half-Life 2 and as feared, it produces the same
>>> result: CRASHES!
>>>
>>> Since then, I've tried using older Nvidia drivers, re-installed all of
>>> the MOBO drivers, taking the 6000GT out of it's AGP slot and putting it
>>> back in, all to no avail.
>>>
>>> I've noticed that my C drive is quite fragmented (this stores Windows
>>> itself, my games folder is on the D drive) BUT the defragment option is
>>> greyed out for some reason so there's another problem (see
>>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain) to sort out!
>>>
>>> Also I've tried to use a program called #1-TuffTest that analyses the
>>> state of the RAM. The program puts itself on a floppy, you reboot your
>>> PC and away you go. The only problem, the program fails to put it on a
>>> floppy! It seems one thing after another.
>>>
>>> This is turning out to be a nightmare. It could be a software problem,
>>> it could be a hardware problem. It could be the hard drive, the RAM, the
>>> 6600GT, the MOBO.......
>>>
>>> If anyone else has any more suggestions, please let me know. Thanks
>>> again.
>>>
>>> David
>>
>> Random (but constant) crashes with different reasons/programs does sound
>> like RAM problems or overheating. The overheating issue is checked easily
>> enough; get a program that monitors temperatures, and see if they are at
>> alarming levels.
>>
>> RAM faultyness is a bit harder to test. MEMTEST works the same way as
>> Tufftest you mentioned, you could try it. Also see you BIOS memory timing
>> settings, maybe they are set too high?
>>
>> Could even be a hard drive problem (if it doesn't allow defragmenting).
>> Do you have SMART monitoring enabled in BIOS?

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