I have been getting BSOD errors for about a month now, I am at wits end with this machine and am suspecting that the motherboard or processors are failing.
My problem started about a month ago when after I installed an adobe flash update, whether the problem was caused directly by this update, I don't know. I experienced the first BSOD after I installed the update. The screen would freeze and a sound sample would repeat. At the time I was using Winxp Pro SP3, I also had Windows 7 and ubuntu installed. Windows XP would just BSOD after loging in, Windows7 would freeze at the log in screen, and ubuntu would not start at all.
I replaced my video card and installed an older one and stability seemed to be restored to the my system.
I decided to completely migrate to Windows 7 so I backed up my documents and deleted all of the OS' from my systems and installed Windows 7 Pro 32bit. But the problems still persisted. I get the BSOD mostly when I play video games (Heroes of Newerth in particular), when my system idles, and when I do simple tasks (like browsing the internet). The amount of time that elapses before I BSOD varies.
I thought it was an issue with my on-board sound and so I bought a new sound card but the problems still persists.
I have updated the BIOS, installed all the latest drivers
, my memory passes memtest, and I have checked my hard drives for errors with the windows utilities. I am at a loss at to what is causing the problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- ASUS P5N E SLI
- Intel E4500 Core 2 Duo Processor @ 2.2Ghz
- Corsair CM2X1024-6400 DDR2 4GB (4x1GB) Memory at 800Mhz Dual Channel ( I am aware of the 4Gb the limitations of a 32bit system)
- XFX Nvidia 8600GT 256Mb PCI-E
(The card I had was an ASUS ENGTS250 512MB, now RMA after my initial computer troubles)
- ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 PCI sound card.
-3 HDD, 2 are IDE master-slave, each 120GB, one SATA at 500GB.
- Cooler Master GX 750W PSU