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February 3, 2011 9:25:31 PM

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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February 3, 2011 9:48:15 PM

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.

February 3, 2011 10:48:56 PM

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+?
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February 3, 2011 10:53:09 PM

ubuntu fails also, memtest works fine shows all ok
February 3, 2011 10:56:32 PM

Have you tried Stress Prime?
February 3, 2011 11:03:36 PM

no i have not
February 3, 2011 11:05:26 PM

i cant get the computer to boot now otherwise i would try to stress cpu&ram :(  this sux
February 3, 2011 11:13:52 PM

right now im doing a ''windows memory diagnostic''
February 4, 2011 1:44:33 AM

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
February 6, 2011 4:05:18 AM

thnx for the virus, no harm done
!