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

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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 But, the warranty is outdated!:shadedshu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...
 
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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?
 
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I'd try swapping the PSU and testing for a while. Then it's time to look at the motherboard.
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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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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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
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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OK cooL! im glad you got it figured out! keep us posted
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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Did you write down what the bsod was ?
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.