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    hi,
    My system crashes regularly but i cant figure out why this is happening.I had problem with my 1gb 2900pro drivers i sold the card and installed a fresh copy of windows xp pro.Now i am using an ati 9200 pro pci temporarily;but still having system crashes or freezes.This is really frustrating.
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    The crash happens usually when playing games,watching movies or songs.I think the problem is with the psu or the Hdd.Pls share ur thoughts.thx in advance.

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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    Download and run memtest86+ as a first step to check that there are no memory problems.

    Check you are using tyhe latest drivers for the graphics card.

    If you are overclocking, reset to standard settings.

    If you suspect the PSU the only realistic way to check it out is by substitution.
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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    You could get Core Temp and see if you're cpu is overheating... it could be that the heat sink isn't on quite right.
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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    You could get Core Temp and see if you're cpu is overheating... it could be that the heat sink isn't on quite right.
    no i have monitored the cpu temps no problems.they are well under 30 c idle and under 45 c load.thx

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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    What voltage is the memory set to? If your mobo defaults to something like 1.8v it could be too low...?
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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    i had this error when i did a cpu stability test.system crashed and restarted.

    Problem caused by Device Driver

    You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.

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    Problem report summary


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    Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error code information)

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    What does this problem mean?
    Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs to be restarted

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    A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    What voltage is the memory set to? If your mobo defaults to something like 1.8v it could be too low...?
    hi Salazaar i dont know is this what u asked for






    thx

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    Re: Regular system crashes and freezes

    I don't think it actually says there (if I'm reading it right), I was talking about the voltage setting in the BIOS, it's fairly normal for it to default to 1.8v but some (most) higher spec memory needs to run at around 2.1v. In fact if you read off the timings table, your RAM requires 2.1v to run at 533Mhz.

    It should be fairly easy to get to on a P5K (Not that I'm guaranteeing that's the root of your problems).
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