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wacked2015

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    Computer restarting and bsod
    « on: December 13, 2008, 05:29:46 PM »
    Here are my specs:

    MSI P7N Diamond LGA 775 Motherboard
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512MB

    Rosewill RX850-D-B 850W PSU
    Intel Core 2 DUO Quad Q6600 CPU
    Platinum 4GB 240-pin DD2 1066mhz memory
    Seagate 250GB hard drive 3Gb/s

    I just built this computer a few days ago and I am running into the problem where 10-45min into a game, any game from World of Warcraft to Supreme Commander, the computer will either restart or I get a bsod. I have installed a new CPU heat sink, tested the temperature of the system(44-46C), CPU(26-32C), and GPU (57-59C) during gameplay and all have not shown any over heating. I have removed my sound card and uninstalled the drivers, uninstalled the video card drivers and reinstalled from a freshly downloaded driver. I have underclocked my computer. I have removed all electronics on the circuit that my tower is plugged into leaving just the tower and the monitor had a cable running across the room to the jack on the other electrical circuit. I have taken the memory out trying different slots, used just 1 stick at a time (I have 2 2GB sticks) swapping them in and out. I recently ran a memtest 86 and it came back all green. I am really at a loss, nobody I know knows what is going on it is defying all reason. Any suggestions as to what it could possibly be? This is a brand new computer with all new parts so I do not have parts I could swap components out with.


    EDIT: Also computer just restarted twice with no programs running other than trying to get to this website.
    « Last Edit: December 13, 2008, 06:11:14 PM by wacked2015 »

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      Re: Computer restarting and bsod
      « Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 06:28:28 PM »
      What message do the BSODs say?  It could be a driver problem...
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      Part of the problem is most people don't generally deal with computer problems. So for most they think that close enough is good enough.

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      Re: Computer restarting and bsod
      « Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 06:45:13 PM »
      Also, what Operating System are you running?

      When did this problem start?

      wacked2015

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        Re: Computer restarting and bsod
        « Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 08:45:45 PM »
        XP 32 bit and the problem has been going on since I first put this computer together.  The errors range from LSO greater than or less than, to t3 .sys (I have a space in between t3 and .sys because I didnt catch the letters in the middle), to Bad Pool Header. 

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          Re: Computer restarting and bsod
          « Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 08:52:51 PM »
          Ah...multiple BSOD messages...that's not good.  It would be nice if we knew the missing blanks in t3____.sys. 

          If the BSOD refers to a .sys file, 80% of the time the problem is that particular file.  It's a driver file.  Updating that can solve the problem.  The other 20% of the time, it's an OS problem.  Since it happens during gameplay, that t3_____.sys could be referring to a video driver of some kind.

          As for the other BSODs, we could be dealing with bad hardware (like bad RAM). 

          Download and install Memtest 86:

          http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.4a.iso.zip

          Use whatever CD burning program you have to create a CD from the ISO image.

          Restart your computer with the CD in the CD-ROM drive.  Memtest 86 should automatically start if your computer is set to boot from the CD-ROM first.  If not, you'll have to go in the BIOS and change the boot order.

          Let Memtest 86 run for a while.  If any red appears on the bottom of the screen, you probably have bad (or incompatible, or misconfigured) RAM.
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            Re: Computer restarting and bsod
            « Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 08:54:43 PM »
            Video card drivers are up to date, even uninstalled and installed fresh from the NVIDIA site.  Already ran memtest and it came back all ok, no errors.

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              Re: Computer restarting and bsod
              « Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 09:00:47 PM »
              Do this:

              Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced tab -> Settings under "Startup and Recovery" -> uncheck "Automatically restart." 

              Now this time, the BSODs should stay up long enough for you to see them. 
              Quote from: talontromper
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                Re: Computer restarting and bsod
                « Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 09:01:46 PM »
                Did that and tried to force the problem to occur, took about an hour but system restarted but no bsod.  Haven't been able to recreate the bsod all day.