I just built my system and installed XP on the 19th, installed everything, and even played Crysis on it, but I tried to overclock my Q6600 to 3Ghz (1.3625 Vcore G0 Stepping) and my computer booted up fine, then after about 20 minutes of Youtube I got a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA from win32k.sys warning. I changed everything back to stock and even pressed the reset CMOS button a couple of times, but the system still gets a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error on Prime 95 on about the ninth test of the tourture test, but the system is very inconsistant, because just I played Crysis on it just an hour or two ago, then when I went down for lunch I came back to the same blue screen.
Here's my system specs straight from the Newegg order:
MEM 1Gx2|CRUCIAL BL2KIT12864AA804 R
CPUCOOLER|ARCTIC P4|ACFZ7-PRO R
DVD BURN LITE-ON|LH-20A1L-06 LS RT
MOUSE LOGITECH|MX 518 USB RETAIL
MB MSI P35 Neo2-FR 775
VGA MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC RT
CPU INTEL|C2Q Q6600 2.4G 775 65N %
HD 320G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD3200AAKS
PSU OCZ|OCZ600SXS 600W RT
CASE APEVIA(ASP)|X-JPJGT-BK RT
My Dad said that his computer had the same problem this week, and that he needed a new HDD, but I think it could be the southbridge. Many reviews said to not flash the BIOS, and I did not. Also, my system shuts down during several commonplace moments, or low stress, like making the Media player screen bigger when music is playing, after bringing up the calendar, or moving the mouse after about ten minutes. I'll try to post the error codes later. Please help!!!
I know that the fastners are difficult to deal with, but I actually only took about 5 min puting the cooler on, and Core Trmp and my BIOS say that my CPU is well within the recomended range; about 30 dagrees on cores 0 and 1 and about 26 dagrees on cores 2 and 3, so heat is not the problem. Thanks for the imput though!
I almost forgot, I returned everything to stock speeds, but I increased the Vcore to 1.3 volts, the northbridge to about 1.5 volts, the southbridge to about 1.5 volts and increased the memory voltage to 2.3 volts, so everything is within working voltage, but an increased voltage. The computer also says that the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\nview.dll is causing a problem, but it's 0 bytes, so I have no clue what's with the file either.
My limited experience with page fault errors have only been fixed with a clean reinstall of the OS. Maybe some one will comment, but I really don't think this is a hardware related problem. Google windows page fault errors and see what comes back. Good luck
Also, remember, more voltage isn't a good idea unless you're actually overclocking. Trying to force more power than a component is rated for without upping the clock speed will just cause burnout.
Ah, but remember that the memory he's using is rated to operate at 2.20 volts using its default settings, which is why I suggest he try increasing its voltage in BIOS. He probably won't need more than 2.00 volts, but his problem is often caused by memory instability.
If you read my other posts, I increased the memory voltage to 2.30 Volts, but I got it working this time. It seems like the MSI P35 Neo2-FR Northbridge or southbridge gets too hot if the computer doesn't have a fan blowing on them, because when I flipped the side fan to intake air from the outside, my computer was 100% stable on stock settings. Oh, and good memory manufacturers usually include a setting, so that if the memory is at the standard 1.80 volts, the memory will still operate. I hope others can learn from this instability.