System was extremely stable before with uptimes in weeks and no BSODS whatsoever. Restarts always went smoothly, software was maintained properly and relatively malware-free.
I install this old game called Startopia and run it. A few minutes after starting play, the system goes BSOD. I restart and try to play again - the system freezes. Since I don't have a physical reset button, I flick the power switch on the PSU off and on. The whole system was frozen still, no drive head movement was taking place. Yes, I checked.
The system restarts, in normal mode, as soon as loading windows appears. Running system repair from the HDD freezes the machine as soon as the "Windows is loading files" bar is filled. Running from win 7 DVD displays a loading bar, after which the screen flickers between display modes before getting frozen dead in VGA.
RAM has been tested before, multiple times. I haven't heard of DDR2 chips getting damaged by cutting power through the PSU switch.
GFX card doesn't display artifacts.
HDD setup is 2x 7200.12 in RAID 0. This may make retrieving logs difficult.
With everything but the PSU and monitor cable in, the symptoms are the same.
How do I fix this crap?