Hello techspot, recently I have been getting BSODs that are frequently 0x8E. FOr awhile I was getting 0x50 BSODs, but I seem to have fixed that by letting my computer spew out the 0x8E errors. The arror usually happens when I try to play a game such as Second Life, Two Worlds, CS:S, Sims 2, or any game for that matter. I have run Memtest+ for 30 passes with each stick of ram, and then together. They passed with flying colors. I have also run the disk defragmenter, and diskchk. One thing I MAY include that might help is that my processor is underclocked by a few mhz, and so is my FSB. I used to overclock my computer to 3.0 ghz until recently. I then removed my Zalman CPU fan/heatsink and discovered on the heatsink's bottom was a burn mark, and on the thermal grease that is spread over the CPU it was there too. After removing the thermal grease on the CPU, I found that it came off of the cpu, but the burn mark was still on the Zalman. I would like to add that when I reboot my computer from it's BSODs, especially the 0x8e ones, that my computer beeps for a post but DOES NOT detect my HDD, and DVD drive, it hangs/freezes. This takes about 4 retries to finally have it boot normally, until I get to the windows login where I have a chance of getting the same error 0x8e. I just purchased a combo package from newegg which was a 6000+ processor and an ASUS 590 SLI MOBO. If anyone here can help me narrow down the problem or eliminate it, I might be able to send back the processor and MOBO when they arrive, and not spend 350 bucks, which as an 18 year old lasertag ref, I don't really have that much to spend. I'm in debt to parents now. I'm led to believe the processor, and/or motherboard went nuts on me >.< Any help is appreciated! I'm posting the following minidumps.