Help BAD PSU OR BAD CPU?

OK SO I OWN A

DELL PRECISION WORKSTATION 490
DUAL XEON 3.2
GTX 260 BLACK EDITION
4G OF RAM
650 DELL PSU
WIN7 64BIT

AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT FOR A LONG TIME WHAT'S HAPPENING. HERE ARE THE SYMPTOMS:

THE COMPUTER STARTED GETTING REALLY SLOW AND CHOPPY-LIKE, THE MUSIC WITH ALSO CHOP ALONG WITH THE MOUSE CURSOR, THEN I WOULD GET A BLUE SCREEN DISPLAYING ERROR CODE 0X000009C OR SOMETIMES 0X000101. THEN IT WOULD NOT BOOT, I WOULD ALWAYS GET A BLUE SCREEN OR A RESTART AT THE WINDOWS BOOT LOGO. SOMETIMES IT WOULD BOOT, AND I WOULD EVEN PLAY DEMANDING GAMES FOR HOURS AT A TIME LIKE CRYSIS AND COD, THEN IT WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN, AND THAT'S MY STORY.

What I'VE TRIED:

*I THOUGHT IT WAS THE MOTHERBOARD. BOUGHT A NEW ONE. SAME THING HAPPENED.(CURRENT MOTHERBOARD IS NEW)

*I THEN THOUGHT IT WAS THE HDD. BOUGHT A NEW ONE. SAME THING HAPPENED. (CURRENT HARD DRIVE IS NEW)

* I TRIED BOOTING IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY, (LAST CONF THAT WORKED, SAFE MODE ALL THAT) BUT NOTHING WORKS.

* I TESTED THE RAM WITH ANOTHER SYSTEM, WHICH VERIFIED THAT MY RAM WORKS GOOD.

* TRIED A BACKUP VIDEOCARD AND SAME THING HAPPENED.

*I HAVE INTALLED WINDOWS AND UBUNTU MANY TIMES (WHEN IT LET'S ME INSTALL, THE BLUE SCREEN ALWAYS COMES OUT @ BOOT LOGO) BUT THE SAME THING HAPPENS ALL THE TIME

*I'VE CHECKED ALL THE WIRING MANY TIMES, I OPENED THE PSU TO CHECK FOR BAD CAPACITORS BURNT WIRES, BAD FUSES, BUT EVERYTHING SEEMS FINE.


* COULD THIS BE THE PSU OR THE CPU? WOULD I BE ABLE TO PLAY MAXED OUT GAMES LIKE CRYSIS IF THE CPU WAS BAD? COULD IT BE THAT THE PSU IS DYING? I NEED SOME ADVICE. THNX IN ADVANCE.
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  1. elfusel said:
    OK SO I OWN A

    DELL PRECISION WORKSTATION 490
    2X DUAL XEON 3.2MHZ
    GTX 260 BLACK EDITION
    4G OF RAM
    650 DELL PSU
    WIN7 64BIT

    AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT FOR A LONG TIME WHAT'S HAPPENING. HERE ARE THE SYMPTOMS:

    THE COMPUTER STARTED GETTING REALLY SLOW AND CHOPPY-LIKE, THE MUSIC WITH ALSO CHOP ALONG WITH THE MOUSE CURSOR, THEN I WOULD GET A BLUE SCREEN DISPLAYING ERROR CODE 0X000009C OR SOMETIMES 0X000101. THEN IT WOULD NOT BOOT, I WOULD ALWAYS GET A BLUE SCREEN OR A RESTART AT THE WINDOWS BOOT LOGO. SOMETIMES IT WOULD BOOT, AND I WOULD EVEN PLAY DEMANDING GAMES FOR HOURS AT A TIME LIKE CRYSIS AND COD, THEN IT WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN, AND THAT'S MY STORY.

    What I'VE TRIED:

    *I THOUGHT IT WAS THE MOTHERBOARD. BOUGHT A NEW ONE. SAME THING HAPPENED.(CURRENT MOTHERBOARD IS NEW)

    *I THEN THOUGHT IT WAS THE HDD. BOUGHT A NEW ONE. SAME THING HAPPENED. (CURRENT HARD DRIVE IS NEW)

    * I TRIED BOOTING IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY, (LAST CONF THAT WORKED, SAFE MODE ALL THAT) BUT NOTHING WORKS.

    * I TESTED THE RAM WITH ANOTHER SYSTEM, WHICH VERIFIED THAT MY RAM WORKS GOOD.

    * TRIED A BACKUP VIDEOCARD AND SAME THING HAPPENED.

    *I HAVE INTALLED WINDOWS AND UBUNTU MANY TIMES (WHEN IT LET'S ME INSTALL, THE BLUE SCREEN ALWAYS COMES OUT @ BOOT LOGO) BUT THE SAME THING HAPPENS ALL THE TIME

    *I'VE CHECKED ALL THE WIRING MANY TIMES, I OPENED THE PSU TO CHECK FOR BAD CAPACITORS BURNT WIRES, BAD FUSES, BUT EVERYTHING SEEMS FINE.


    * COULD THIS BE THE PSU OR THE CPU? WOULD I BE ABLE TO PLAY MAXED OUT GAMES LIKE CRYSIS IF THE CPU WAS BAD? COULD IT BE THAT THE PSU IS DYING? I NEED SOME ADVICE. THNX IN ADVANCE.
  2. Does Ubuntu fail as well as Windows? In Windows are there errors in event viewer related to this? Have you tried running any bootable diagnostics like memtest 86+?
  3. ubuntu fails also, memtest works fine shows all ok
  4. Have you tried Stress Prime?
  5. no i have not
  6. i cant get the computer to boot now otherwise i would try to stress cpu&ram :( this sux
  7. right now im doing a ''windows memory diagnostic''
  8. hey i got it to boot and in the event viewer i found this

    A CORRECTED HARDWARE ERROR HAS OCCURRED.

    REPORTED BY COMPONENT: PROCESSOR CORE
    ERROR SOURCE: CORRECTED MACHINE CHECK
    ERROR TYPE: CACHE HIERARCHY ERROR
    PROCESSOR ID: 4
  9. thnx for the virus, no harm done
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