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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lyricalgamer, May 11, 2008.

  1. lyricalgamer New Member

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    for sum reason wenever i play games for a lengthy period of time,specially intensive 1s lik crysisi and also sumtyms oblivion ma pc givs a lue screen,showing a error message"hardware malfunction,contact hardware vendor",.dis used 2 happn frequently when i put a ddr2-667 o2 my mobo which only supported ddr2-533,after i removed d xtra 1gb ram,no more blue screen came up..but rarely out of nowhere while playing games it pops up,and i have to restart my pc,ny1 knws wts causing this?
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    Your Generic Power Supply is probably to blame. Cheap power supplies can rarely give their full peak Wattage for any amount of time at all, and their rails are generally unstable due to inferior build quality. get a decent PSU from a reputable company: Seasonic, FSP, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ, Corsair, Cooler Master, Zalman, Tagan.
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    thanx,yea i was planin 2 change my power supply,and also my mobo dsnt support pciex16 fully,electrically its x4,so need a betr mobo and a bettr power supply.nywas appericiates.
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    Wot Onetruewill said or maybe it's getting too hot. Can you post up some temps?
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    cpu temps avg:44 degrees
    gpu temp avg:50 degrees with fan speed at 80%
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    Are you sure your overclock is 100% stable?

    EDIT: I mean the CPU overclock.
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    yup,i mean its factory oc'd by gigabyte.
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    If you think that it may be your memory, you should run memtest with only the DDR2-667 stick in the computer.

    If it goes through that fine, then the memory isn't the issue.

    I think that it may be caused by mismatched memory or a faulty video card.
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    Your processor is also overclocked. Get a program to give you temps, and log the temps when you're playing. You'll have to go back through the log to check the temp when your system crashes.
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