My machine randomly restarts itself. It says it was a blue screen when I send a report to Microsoft but i do not see a blue screen at all.
I hate AMD.
Saying that the blue screen was caused my drivers for my display adapter.
the card has a nice big fan on it and two big case fans.
I had 6GB of ram installed. for a while. when I found out that 6GB was way too much for a 32-bit OS. It just blue screened about 20 minutes ago so I decided maybe I should take that 2GB of ram out and leave in the 4GB
I was going to post on eBay to sell it when I first built it then decided I liked it so much that I would keep it since it was my first machine I built. Here is what I typed up as a summary.
-APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type X-SUPRAG-BL Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit
*AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor:
-Makes it quick & easy to open up many applications while multitasking.
*Hard, Solid Asus Motherboard:
-Great Motherboard, Great Manufacturer, Great Support
-Supports up to 8GB DDR2 1066 RAM (4x240pin), Channel is Dual.
-1 PCI Express 2.0 x16
-1 PCI Express x1
-2 PCI Slots
-CPU Type: Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
-FSB: 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
-ATI Radeon HD 4830
Rear Panel Ports
-6 x USB 2.0 ports
-6 Audio Ports
-D-Sub + DVI + Display Port
-Micro ATX Form Factor
-24 pin power connector
-Demensions are 9.6" x 9.6"
[User manual included]
[Drivers disk included]
HP Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R
-Awesome power supply. Nothing beats a 600W OCZ StealthXStream. Comes with many cables. You definatley don't need to worry about limited
connectors. This is a hardcore gaming kinda power supply unit.
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
-Type: ATX12V / EPS12V
-24 pin main connector
-Internal 120mm Fan
-6 pin PCI Connectors
-Input Voltage: 100 - 240 V
-Input Fequency Range: 50/60 Hz
-Connectors: 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4/8Pin)
6 x peripheral
3 x SATA
2 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
*2x 1GB 240 pin DDR2 SDRAM 1066 (PC2 8500) Kingston HyperX Memory:
-Decription Says it all.
-This is simple the best RAM ever!
-Nice look too!
* Western Digital Caviar WD2500AAJB Hard Drive:
- This is a great HDD. Plenty of Storage. Seems to be very fast. I haven't seemed to go wrong with Western Digital. Noise reducing technology
results in a nearly silent drive, perfect for home and business environments. Boasts the lowest operating temperature of any hard drive in
-Capacity is 250GB
-Interface: IDE Ultra ATA100
-Form Factor: 3.5"
*Blue & Black APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type Case:
Ahh Yes.. the beauty, the body, the structure, the design, its the case! I love this blue and black two tone case with large side window.
-ATX Mid Tower
-Motherboard Campatibility: ATX, Micro-ATX, BABY AT
-Power button, Reset button, Fan Controller
Right click on My Computer>properties>Advanced tab> Startup and Recovery Settings>Under System Failure, uncheck the box to Automatically restart. The next time your computer fails, you should get a blue screen (bsod) with a STOP ERROR: code. You can then look up the code or post it here for assistance.
First off, "-Awesome power supply. Nothing beats a 600W OCZ StealthXStream. Comes with many cables. You definatley don't need to worry about limited connectors. This is a hardcore gaming kinda power supply unit."
Obviously from a qualified reviewer with access to high-quality equipment and a rigorous testing methodology. Pfffft! This OCZ is OK, but easily beaten by others. And it may be the source of your problem.
Drivers, heat, power, memory issues, and vid card are the issues to go after, in sequence. Drivers and Heat because they are easy . . . Power because its almost always the issue . . . memory because you have had some issues . . . and if all else fails, the vid card.
- Remove all vid drivers and download a fresh copy of the latest drivers and test again.
- Download CPUID hardware Monitor, watch temps, and see if there is a correlation between your BSOD's and heat.
- Remove as many mem sticks as you can and still run. Check that your specific memory parameters are used in BIOS, not "auto". Re-test.
- If you can, test the vid card in another system.
- Then suspect the psu
just found out that i had the cool 'n' quiet turned on for my processor. looks to me like my processor fan speed was slowing down because of the cool 'n' quiet feature. cpu temp is much better now. i turned on cool 'n' quiet before i took that image.
Well, for a few months I had 2 gigs. now I tired to install 4 more when I found out my operating system could not support 6 gigs i had 6 gigs installed for about a month until yesterday when I decided to remove 2 gigs and just leave in 4 gigs because I thought that was my problem. I haven't had any problems since yesterday. Its only been a day so I'm not really sure if removing some memory will solve it. I have noticed a major problem with Firefox. For some reason it sometimes decides that it doesn't want to close when I "close" it. I guess it is be because it is still trying to retrieve information from sites. When I I close it and it doesn't really close my cpu sky rockets. and I notice a major difference in my CPU temperature. When I end it in task manager the temperature and usage in my processor decrease dramatically.
update drivers yes
Download CPUID yes
Swap video card no
I did not swap my video card because I do not have another machine that has a PCI Express 2.0 X16 expansion slot.
Just a shot in the dark, but do you happen to be overclocking the video card while also running dual monitors? Seems to be a problem with sapphire HD 4830 and 4850 cards where the driver crashes/BSOD/reboots ect. when overclocking while running dual monitors. If this isn't the case then I wish you luck on your gremlin hunting! If it is simply either stop overclocking the video card or disable the secondary monitor and all should be well.