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Old 08-10-2006, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unstable comp


I recently bought this new rig :

Asrock 939 dual sata 2 w/ all drivers
athlon 64 x2 3800+ w/ artic cooling 64 freezer pro
radeon 9800 pro 128mb (yes i know its crap) w/ latest Omega drivers
samsung 160gb sata 2 w/ 8mb cache
onboard realtek sound
1 gb ddr 400mhz ram w/ 3gb pf
win xp home w/ SP2

currently i've been experiencing a lot of crashing and possibly sound or graphics instabilities during games like fear and dod:s. (i havent tried less intensive games) i simply get random crashes during the game where the screen freezes and i've literally no control with the comp or the screen gets random rainbow coloured flashing and CTDs. once i restarted the comp after a crash and win xp told me that i got a BSOD due to unkown device drivers even though there was no blue screen.

i can't seem to figure the source of the problem - it can't be omega drivers coz i had the same thing with ati catalyst? I'm going to run a memtest soon and perhaps check temps.

Please help

Thank you

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Old 08-10-2006, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe heat issues or drivers I cant think of any other reason than your hrdware is no good.
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