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April 21, 2010 10:49:04 PM


ASRock K7S41GX
1GB Kingston DDR RAM (2x 512MB)
PNY Nvidia GeForce 6200 512MB
AMD Athlon XP 2700+
500W PSU

I've had a history of bad luck with this computer...... so I decided to turn it into a gaming PC. I upgraded the RAM, CPU and Graphics Card. First, it was the RAM. No problems. Then, the Graphics card. Many Problems. I tried a game, got a BSOD. 0x0000007F (0x0000000D, 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000) Never went away. Then, the CPU. Even more problems. LOADS of BSOD's, mainly PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2010 10:54:58 PM

BSOD's are often caused by faulty RAM. Have you performed an overnight run of Memtest86+ to test for RAM errors? Is your CPU supported by the BIOS version installed on the motherboard? What PSU do you have? A cheap PSU will cause all sorts of stability problems. When was the last time you did a fresh install of your OS?
April 21, 2010 10:59:28 PM

Fresh OS install about 2 months ago (XP), CPU is supported according to website, MemTest86+ found no errors but was not overnight. Someone suggested a CPU overheat?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2010 11:05:20 PM

What are the idle/load CPU temps? I would run Memtest86+ overnight. I've seen more than one system pass 5 or 6 runs without errors and then start giving errors.
April 21, 2010 11:07:11 PM

If you mean what temp the CPU goes up to, I go into the BIOS after starting up, and the temp starts at around 28/29 C. In about 2 minutes flat, it reaches about 68 C.
a b B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2010 11:11:27 PM

Well then your problem is most absolutely an overheating problem. Your system shouldn't be anywhere near 70C under idle.
April 21, 2010 11:13:26 PM

But my old CPU (AMD Sempron 2300+) never had this problem. It's the same paste, heatsink and fan. Should I buy a case fan?
a b B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2010 11:18:46 PM

Yes, your case should have a case fan, but it's not going to dramatically lower the CPU temp. It looks like you either didn't install the HSF correctly or didn't install fresh thermal paste when swapping the CPU. Is the fan spinning on the HSF? You will fry your CPU in no time flat at those temps.
April 21, 2010 11:18:58 PM

check your PSU!!!
April 21, 2010 11:19:03 PM

The fan is spinning, and there's thermal paste. But I don't know if I put on enough.
April 21, 2010 11:20:42 PM

My PSU is fine, raey.
April 22, 2010 3:13:17 PM

I can't leave memtest86+ on overnight or it'll fry my cpu!