I have built a new computer for myself and am having some crashing problems. First off let me start out by stateing the specs of my new machine:
DFI Lanparty SLI-D
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
XFX GeForce 7800GT
1Gb OCZ 2.5-3-3-5
200GB WD Sata HD
So there is pretty much 2 different types of crashes that occur from time to time.
Starting with the first one. I can make this crash happen anytime i want to. All i have to do is place my XFX Video Card CD in the CD Rom drive and once it speeds up, it crashes. The error it gives me is:
(I turned off the external Cache as suggested and it still crashes)
Before i tell you what i have done to try and solve this i'll just quickly tell you about the second crash. The second crash seems to occur randomly but it APPEARS not to happen until after 24 Hours or more have passed. The error, or blue screen of death, appears so fast that i don't get a chance to read it. So i can't tell you what the error is.
My first theory was that the power supply was lacking and everytime the CD-ROM would boot up it would crash, due to LEDS, Periferals etc. so i unplugged everything except the essentials. CD-ROM, MOBO Power, Vid Card Power, HD power. Entered the XFX CD, Crashed. But then i thought, it may be the Drive so i popped in a spare i had and it did the same. Then i realized that it only did it for this XFX driver CD and once for another CD. Other than that the drive reads and writes fine...
Second theory was the RAM was Faulty and wassn't dumping properly (causing the second crash to occur). So i ran a mem test and a 3DMark test and it all came out fine. I then replaced my OCZ RAM with some Kingston RAM that i know is fine. I then proceeded to put the XFX Driver CD in the drive (since this is the only test i can run to see if its the RAM causing this crash atm), crashed. I would keep the Kingston RAM in to see if it get effected after 24 hours but my thoughts of the RAM being the problem have sorta died at this point.
So the conclude my thoughts on the matter, from what i've seen, Can't be the power supply, doesn't appear to be the RAM and the CD-ROM checks out.
All help would be appreciated, this is driveing my absolutly insane...
P.S. My Temps seem to be running cooly