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My first build works great, except it crashes lol.

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December 7, 2009 11:52:48 PM

So, I built my first computer the other day and everything went fine it booted up with one beep, I installed windows 7 64bit.

After about a day of intermittent use I get a completely blue screen with white text that says something like: A problem has been detected and your computer has been shut down to prevent damage.


thats all I had time to read, it shut off after a few seconds.

however it has happened about three times. Any ideas on what this is? Thanks for the help.
btw I manually set the ram to 1066 mhz (it was default at 800mhz) in the bios but thats the only setting I changed.

Thanks for the help.

The specs are below

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139008

. 1 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136075

. 1 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128394

. 1 AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103688

1 HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i - Retail
Item #: N82E16827140042

. 1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754

. 1 GIGABYTE GZ-X3BPD-500 Black 0.6mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811233035

. 1 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996684 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226048

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December 8, 2009 12:16:38 AM

1. Make sure RAM voltage is correct.

2. Looks like you have driver or RAM problems.

3. Run Memtest86+ to check for bad RAM. If RAM's good, most likely a bad driver/drivers.