Hi all! I seem to come across Tech Forum solutions constantly via searches and now am here again to search yet again! The minds here seem to have most of their cogs in running order at least. =D
I recently attempted to upgrade my AMD 6400+ DualCore to a newly purchased Penom 9950 125W Black Edition. Before the install I updated drivers, disabled QuickBoot and successfully flashed the newest BIOS (which supports the 9950). Up to this point everything is still working properly. A fresh system restart later I shut down the computer for the hardware install. The Phenom w/included heatsink+fan was then swapped in, everything correctly and securely in place. With no other hardware or software changes the system successfully POST'ed and booted up to the Windows loading screen just before being brought to desktop. Within seconds of the desktop appearing the screen suddenly distorts followed instantly by a BSOD. It is stable under Safe Mode though.
The 6400+ POSTs, boots and runs fine after a reswap. I swapped the Phenom back in thinking perhaps I incorrectly installed the heatsink (though I wouldn't think overheating should be that severe within seconds of desktop startup) but alas the thermal contact and bracket latching was all correct.
Any thoughts? Overwhelming power draw? Faulty CPU?
- Windows Vista x64
- MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+
- BIOS v1.6
- 8GB 1066 DDR2 (currently running @ 800 on the 6400+)
- 2x ATI 3870s (Crossfire'd)
- 750W Corsair PSU
So far my troubleshooting has included trying varying amounts and populations of RAM, a fresh reinstall/flashing of the BIOS, enabling QuickBoot, tinkering with BIOS/CMOS settings (early attempts were using "Fail-Safe Defaults" which are what i normally use), removing one of the video cards and some other small, minor efforts. All of these resulted in 100% workability using the 6400+ and 100% BSOD using the Phenom.
I have minidumps up the wazoo that I have no knowledge about, including the same "Safe-Mode" post-BSOD analysis BCCodes:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
I hope someone is able to shed some light on this aggravating issue and thanks for your time! =)