I am having problems with my brand new computer. I am running windows vista 64 bit. When I open most windows programs I get a BSOD. I also installed fear demo and it crashed also. Pretty much the only thing I can play with is nero and Internet explorer.
This is my sys specs.
Pentium D 925
2X 1 Crucial Memory
WD 250gb SATA 3.0g
MAXTOR 320gb PATA
8800 gts 320mb XFX XXX
Liteon DVD RW SATA
Sony PATA CD RW
KWORLD TV Tuner
I took out the TV tuner to see if that would make a dif and it didn't
I unpluged the SATA DVD player and no difference
I am thinking that my problem is the 8800 GTS.
The Pentium D is just a cheap processor to hold me till the quad core prices fall again lol.
I ran cpu-z and i am not getting a very steady clock it goes from 2500mhz to 3060 mhz while cpuz is running i have a 3.33g celeron and the clock stays almost exactly the same. I don't know if this could be much of a problem or not. I couldn't install that memory test on in windows i am going to try and get a linux on the other hard drive and install it on there a test it. All drivers and updates are the latest. I have a 500W power supply from Rosewill.
Oh and fedora ran great on my PATA hard drive. Beryl wouldn't run though so thats why I deleted it. I am going to try pclinuxos but i dunno if it will work. I tried installing Sabayon 3.4 and it would get halfway and stop but I figure that happened because of drivers.
In Vista check the Reliability monitor it should tell what caused the crashed. It's located in the control panel under Performance information. Go to the Advanced tools select open reliability and performance monitor.
all it says is os quit working. I just flashed the bios and cleared the cmos and at the begining the boot screen say cpu unworkable or has been changed (which made me remember it did this the very first time i started it), and then on about the 3rd boot I got a checksum error.