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November 9, 2011 12:18:23 PM

Hi everyone,

I am hoping some one can help me with a BSOD problem.
Between 1 minute and 20 minutes of playing Battlefield 3, and occasionally at other random times, my computer will boot me to the BSOD, with the error message:
***Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
***the system has halted***

There is no error code displayed when it goes to BSOD, and am running out of ideas to resolve the issue.
Computer specs below:

CPU - Intel Quad core Q9400 @ 2.66Ghz
Motherboard - P5N32-E SLI PLUS, with cooling fans on the NB and SB, BIOS revision 1502
RAM - 4 Gb DDR2 Corsair Micro dominator, under clocked from 1066 to 800Mhz (Mother board only allows 800Mhz)
PSU - Corsair HX-1050, 1050W
GPU - 2 x EVGA GTX 580 running in SLI
Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D
Primary hard disk - G.Skill Falcon 2 128 Gb SSD hard drive
Other HDD, 3 x SATA 2

Window 7 ultimate 64 bit operating system
latest MB and GPU drivers installed

All temperatures are within their desired ranges. CPU between 35 and 50 under load, MB 40 to 60 under load, GTX580's between 40 and 75 under load
I have ran MEMV4.2 test for over 11 hours, with no failures for the memory
the GTX580's are a new addition, problem still occurs when only 1 GPU installed, and computer was crashing, all be it less frequently, with old GPU installed (GTX 260)
Battlefield 3 will push my CPU to 100% utilization.

Could it be the default voltage being to high or not enough to one or more components? all values are default set by MB Bios.

Is there any other information I can provide for you to help me further?

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November 9, 2011 2:28:57 PM

My vote is with BF3 being buggy as ****.... My computer is absolutely rock solid until I try to play that game, It will lock up on me, BSOD me, crap on me.... EA Dropped the ball severely with the QC on this game.
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November 9, 2011 3:21:40 PM

Try stress testing with OCCT.