Hi everyone, I need some help fixing my computer.
This is a custom built, budget gaming rig. I have not overclocked anything. I have 1 intake fan in the front, one in the back, a 120mm on top, one on the processor and one on the graphics card as well as another two in the power supply.
Specs are as follows
MOBO: MSI 770-G45
VGA: nVidia Geforce 9800GT 1GB
CPU: Athlon II x3 3.1Ghz
RAM: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB)
Power Supply: Thermaltake tr2 430W
If anyone needs anything else let me know.
Anyways on to the problem. I've been getting random blue screens lately and been trying to fix it and what not. It seems that if I run Prime95 I have less than 2 Minutes before I hit a crash. Also this happened twice yesterday when I was playing borderlands (after an uptime of about 6 hours, very odd. Thought I had fixed it already
So I think I should tell you what I've already done.
When I first started getting it, I was getting SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSoDs, then it was mixed in with something about BAD POOL (this has only happened twice) and another that I can't remember, although it was about Memory.
With that, I did some searching and a lot of people thought it was RAM, so I ran Memtest 86, as well as the built in memory test from windows. Neither returned errors, so I thought I could rule that out. I ran the tests as having both sticks in and having each stick in separately for 3 passes. Next I thought hey maybe it's my installation of Windows My Installation Path has been (all version 64 bit):
Win XP Pro
Win 7 Home
Win 7 Home
Win XP Pro
Win 7 Pro
This are all retail installs. These are all brand new parts, save my CD drive.
Anyways I thought it might be my HDD. I ran CHKDSK on bootup and it returned no errors. (I've read something about my processor having troubles with SATA HDD's so I'm going to check and see if I get the same bluescreen on my IDE drive from my alternate computer).
With all of these tests passing except for prime95, I am scared. I don't know what tests to run to narrow it down and I just spent a large chunk of change on this computer.
I was wondering if it might be: Voltage (PSU: Should I return the one I have and get a 600W? I will have the funds to do this Friday.) I don't really have too much access to spare parts. I might be able to talk my friend into letting me run prime95 with only his ram (he has never had a bluescreen).
I've done all these things with default BIOS settings. I just recently upped the voltage to my CPU and my RAM (the ram was getting 1.5V and was rated at 1.65. Fixed the problem for 24 hours or so) and ever since I put more voltage to my CPU, prime95 runs for a bit longer than it did before.
If anyone could help that would be great and there are cookies to be had.
Thank you, everyone. dumps.zip
Those are my mini-dumps that I have collected. I can't see anything that stands out and googling certain things didn't help.