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Need advice upgrading my computer.

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January 13, 2010 12:33:22 AM

Lately when I have been playing my higher end video games, Fallout 3, Dragon Age, ect ect... I have been getting the blue screen of death. From what I remember it said something about a clock interrupt. My CPU is an AMD Anthlon 64 X2 6400+ Dual Core. I'm not sure if it times out because it's too old, or if it could be because the cpu is over heating, or maybe it's vista just being a crumb bum. Any suggestions on where I should start looking?

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2010 12:36:32 AM

Well for something like that, that's a crash. It isn't a "it isn't running as fast as I would like", so it has nothing at all to do with age (unless something got old and died).

We need full system specs.
January 13, 2010 1:02:29 AM

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+
Package Socket AM2 (940) Core Speed 3216.6 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 16.0 x 201.0 MHz
HT Link speed 804.2 MHz
Stock frequency 3200 MHz

Chipset Northbridge NVIDIA nForce4 rev. A3
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP rev. F3
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4096 MBytes (2 2gig sticks)
Channels Single
Memory Frequency 402.1 MHz (CPU/8)
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Data width 64 bits

Mainboard Model ASUSTeK Computer INC.
model M2N-SLI
revision 1.XX
serial 123456789000

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Revision A2
Codename G84
Technology 80 nm
Memory size 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bus width 128 bits
PCI device bus 5 (0x5), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Performance Level 3D Applications
Core clock 620.0 MHz
Shader clock 1364.0 MHz
Memory clock 750.0 MHz

Windows Version Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
DirectX Version 10.0

My hard drive is a bit aged at 150 gigs.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2010 2:06:36 AM

Why's it in single channel mode?

What PSU? That's the only other really important thing that you didn't list.

And unless your hard drive is crashing and needs replacing it shouldn't be the problem.
January 13, 2010 2:22:54 AM

It's an 800 Wat BFG tech PSU. And, I'm not sure how to change what mode it's in.