I bought a new CPU tower for $600 from a guy who builds custom CPU's. It's running on Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. So far I've had it blue screen (death error) whenever it went into hybernation mode. I disabled hybernation mode to solve that problem (I assumed it was a Vista 64bit issue). However now when I'm running HL2 CS:Source I have blue screened twice within the approximate gameplay time of 8 hours (it seems to be completely random and not too frequent). When I reboot it seems nothing has been affected but I'm guessing it can't be good for my CPU.
I did some research on cost for these parts and it seems like $600 is a fair price. What do you guys think? Any thoughts about the random blue screens of death? I think it might be related to the Samsung 750GB Hard Drive... maybe I need to update a BIOS but I don't know how to do that. (I've heard Samsung hard drives are notoriously faulty
First you go to the manufacturer's Web site (that would be Intel, here) and find and download the BIOS update.
Then you follow the instructions found in the motherboard's manual or on the Web site. Unfortunately the method depends on the motherboard and I have no idea which method is best for yours. If you're lucky you can just use a Flash drive. If not,
you might need a floppy disk.