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Windows 7: At my wits end - Kernal-Power Event 41 Freeze.

23 Feb 2010   #21
petdroo

windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

Do you have Windows 7 64 bit?


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23 Feb 2010   #22
Robble

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

yes
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23 Feb 2010   #23
petdroo

windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

That seems to be the one thing we all have in common, and every event 41 thread I read here. It might be worth trying 32 bit or vista and see if it happens with that!
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23 Feb 2010   #24
Robble

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I had 32 bit Vista with the same issue. I wiped and did a clean install of 7 - 64 bit as my first attempt at making this problem go away.

I really think (for me anyway) it is a hardware or driver problem somewhere. I think I have just reached the end of possible troubleshooting that I have the ability to do.
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23 Feb 2010   #25
Aegis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I highly doubt that it's a 64-bit issue. It would be more of a fault with the OS or hardware than it would the fact it's running 64-bit capable.

The problem here too is that we're not sure whose responsibility this is, since we cannot narrow down the cause. It could be Microsoft's for the OS, your Video card MFG, your Video Card driver (ATI/nVidia), your Motherboard Manufacturer for hardware/driver issues.... the list goes on and on.

The one thing these mfg's have in common is that they (a) have no idea what's causing this and (b) will just blame a different facet of the computer to shirk the responsibility of resolving the issue. That's what's so great about the PC industry (sarcasm) - Because there a multiple MFG's each responsible for their own product only, it's easy to just say the responsibility is from someone else and not you.

You could open a $250USD ticket with Microsoft for them to tell you "This seems to be an nVidia driver issue, thank you for your money, have a good day." The way this works, it's prone to leading people in circles.
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23 Feb 2010   #26
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If you have the ability to burn a Ubuntu Disc (or have one available) you could try loading up Ubuntu from CD and see if it still freezes. That would limit it to more to hardware and drivers than OS.
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23 Feb 2010   #27
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Ok I was thinking this might be your CPU as well. Since that hasn't been changed, but looking at your specs, I came across something. You didn't change video cards you got the same one you had before. so My question is which mobo do you have


Tech Specs
mobo1: Nvidia Nforce 650i SLI
Supports SLI

or mobo2: Nvidia Nforce 650i Ultra
does not support SLI

Is your video card:
Is this a dual card in SLI?
GeForce 9800 GX2


if so, could this be tested by taking out vid card or replacing with older or temp card

Additional Info: video card Requires NVIDIA HybridPower™- enabled motherboard.
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23 Feb 2010   #28
petdroo

windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

Well I have a Amd 9500 cpu and I lowered the core voltage this morning to the minimium for that proccesser and it has not froze yet...
I agree with Thorsen about the PC industry.
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23 Feb 2010   #29
Robble

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thorsen,

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read/reply.

Forgive the cut'n'paste, I'm at work and don't have the box in front of me...this is just off the order confirmation I still have from Dell.

nVidia nForce 650 SLImotherboardchipset
"By popular demand, the XPS 630 utilizes a motherboard based on the popularATXform factor. It's based on a Dell implementation ofNVIDIA's 650i chipset, is the first OEM system to support NVIDIA's newEnthusiast System Architecture(ESA) and all units will come with a 750W power supply."

Regarding the vid card - I "believe" it is 2x512 for 1G. There are two ports, I see two devices in device manager, etc. I have to check if I have an old card kicking around, if not I should be able to borrow one.

Must confess I know nothing of Ubuntu, will google/research and see what I can provide to answer that question.

I know this is a far flung possibility, but could the fact that I have a VGA adapter on and not a straight HDMI cable from my monitor? Dell guy had mentioned that when he was replacing vid card/heat sink.
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23 Feb 2010   #30
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

The nvidia mobo has that SLI requirement covered, dont know about the XPS based mobo. You dont have this motherboard though you have one that is dells' implementation of nvidia's 650i chipset. I don't know if it has the same functionality.

about the cable. that is a good question. I have hdmi to dvi (not vga though) connecting to my monitor and I havent seen any issues with this. You could alternatively get a dvi to vga connector and see if that resolves the issue.
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