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    BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Hi all,

    I put a new system together at the beginning of the year.

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    520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU

    In the last 3 weeks its developed BSOD issues. Its getting worse and worse, to a point where it will BS as it loads the OS. Leaving it for 30mins once did get it going again, only for it to fail an hour or 2 later.

    (I was running at 3ghz but put it back to stock)

    I’ve put all sticks of RAM in independently, in different slots with no joy. Its not overheating as far as I'm aware. I've re-seated the CPU, cleaned out the heatsink.

    I've had to use the recovery CD twice now, and last night even had to do a fresh install. The install itself took 3 attempts as it was blue screening

    Since the re-install I'm still getting the BSOD, I've at least got this bit of info on the crashes:

    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 2057
    Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)
    Mini040308-03.dmp
    sysdata.xml
    Version.txt
    View a temporary copy of these files
    Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.
    Extra information about the problem
    BCCode: a0
    BCP1: 0000000000000101
    BCP2: 0000000000000007
    BCP3: FFFFF98000CA9340
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_0_6000
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 768_1

    The only hardware change was recent, a new SATA DVD RW, my old IDE DVD stopped showing up in BIOS, checked leads / power, swapped leads, swapped drives… no joy. I bought the SATA one as a quick fix. I've un-plugged it to see if it still crashes, which it does.

    If anyone’s got any ideas of what to try next or how to pin point the source of the problem I would be eternally grateful!

    Best Regards

    Baz

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    sounds painful and might be just a matter of checking each part methodically when caught like this, last time i saw these sort of probs it was the motherboard but ya never know until u test each part which isnt easy.
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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    whats the specifics of the ram? try checking the voltage, although if the probs started randomly its a little farfetched. my vista install died completely out of the blue (excuse the pun) a few weeks back. bsod shortly after the vista logo.

    good luck!

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    I've bit the bullet, and ordered another motherboard - kinda a gut feeling.

    // fingers crossed

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Was going to suggest a Bios update. Something to try till you new mobo arrives....

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Why do people always blame Vista??

    This is a hardware issue.

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Why do people always blame Vista??

    THis is a hardware issue.
    Not one single person has blamed Vista?

    In fact, every post in the thread is about hardware troubleshooting
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Not one single person has blamed Vista?

    In fact, every post in the thread is about hardware troubleshooting
    Remind me of the thread title again
    BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    So not strictly true that is it

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    The title jsut describes the symptoms - if the OS is blue screening it has become unstable. The OP is now looking to find the cause to ameliorate it. No one said the cause was a crappy OS though.

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    The title jsut describes the symptoms - if the OS is blue screening it has become unstable. The OP is now looking to find the cause to ameliorate it. No one said the cause was a crappy OS though.
    So if its not a 'vista slap' then why mention it?

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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Remind me of the thread title again

    So not strictly true that is it
    He's saying his OS is unstable...he did not say that Vista was the cause of it

    Heck, the opening post pretty much makes it clear he is looking at hardware

    Its no different to saying "Ubuntu has become unstable" - the OS is not being blamed, its just what the problem actually is.
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    Re: BSOD - Vista has become very unstable

    If you say so

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