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My friend's computer has gone crazy! Need suggestion...

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  1. Tyrael

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    Hi everyone! I am going to make this as short as possible. Its kind of a emergency... alright? So please be precise and please help as much as you can!

    For nearly 1 week, I was trying to repair my parent's friend computer from BSOD. The computer is using Windows XP Pro SP3 (32-Bit). However, it got hit with BSOD at random time!

    Here is his specs and its from PC Specialist. But, the warranty is outdated!:shadedshu

    CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz) 1333MHz FSB/6MB L2 Cache
    Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM - Socket 775
    GPU Graphics: INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)
    Sound Card: ONBOARD 7.1 CHANNEL - HIGH DEF AUDIO
    Memory: 2GB CORSAIR DUAL-DDR2 800MHz
    PSU: THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER W0106RB PSU 700W
    1st HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR 320GB SATA2 8MB

    Now here is the problem...

    My parent's friend has been using his computer for nearly a year. The BSOD develops at around 8 months. After that, it got worse! At some point, the computer gives off 5 BSOD a day and it really bugs him and me! Here is what I did and analyzed.

    Notes: For safety, I've been using Crocodile Clip Wristband to avoid killing the computer.

    1.] I've tested the both 1x2GB RAM + 1GB Ram each. All scans are Passed! No errors occurs on the memory.

    Software: MemTest86+ Bootable Disk.

    2.] The CPU is fine and it has 12V Rail. If it is BUGGY, then the PSU will shut the entire computer down like a broken light-bulb! So... it is fine... :)

    3.] I've reinstall the OS and update windows + latest drivers for the computer. However, there is BSOD... :cry:

    P.S. I've tested his operating systems in my workplace with the exact driver setup, hardware and everything. After that, I work on it for hours and hours alongside the CRAZY computer that causes the evil BSOD.

    The results on my test computer? No BSOD... :confused:

    Strangely enough, the other one has BSOD...:shadedshu

    4.] The hard drive is very healthy! I use HD Tune to check the hard drive... nothing wrong with it!

    To sum this all up... is it the faulty CPU + Motherboard?

    Please reply...
  2. TIGR

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    I'd try swapping the PSU and testing for a while. Then it's time to look at the motherboard.
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    Oh yeah... the Motherboard has the latest "Revision". However, it doesn't suppress / fix BSOD.
    But, with the testing computer (with the same specs), there is NO BSOD... what is going on?
  4. Tyrael

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    I've tried that 3 days ago and let it run for two days at random times / hours. However, there is BSOD.... Not cool!
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    P.S. Same PSU - 700W (New) from the IT department....:(
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    get a cheap 775 motherboard off the forums and move everything to it and test the PC. if no BSOD then it was the motherboard and once your done you would have a tester board. i seen some on the forums for 30$ shipped at times
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    Thanks for the advice. Although, I am just going to stay safe and get my parent's friend a new motherboard from the department with "ATI Radeon HD 4670 Graphics Card". This should let the motherboard stands on its own without the on-board graphic's unit.

    Phew... lucky that I am working in a server - company...
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    OK cooL! im glad you got it figured out! keep us posted
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    Warning: For those who uses Nvidia n610i on-board video card, please be very cautious! The motherboard will not last long... it will kill the motherboard and cause major kernal errors and corrupts your memory!

    Dam! I hate Nvidia! That is why I use ATi every time!:shadedshu
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    Did you write down what the bsod was ?
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    Yes, I did. However, I am not going to post them... its too shocking to post!:cry:
    What in the name is Nvidia doing with ASUS motherboard? :shadedshu

    P.S. The motherboard was replaced + CPU + RAM. But, I am still with ASUS. But, for Nvidia, I was hit with this ***** 15 times! :cry:

    From now on... no more on-board! Get ATi cards and let it work on its own in the PCI Express slots!

    End of story for Nvidia.

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