i have read extensively about this issue and thus far have been unable to resolve it. i recently overhauled my system and have been having some problems with restarts/crashes. it seems to crash about 10 minutes or so into playing games, with an irql blue screen. after debugging, it shows me that different errors are coming up each time in the minidump. i have tested my ram with memtest86+ and with the microsoft memory diagnostic. while no errors were reported - both diagnostics have stopped responding at various times (i now believe this may have been due to usb legacy support in the bios - i have run through since a few times with this disabled and it seemed to be fine). i am certain the my cpu is not overheating, and all my drivers are up to date. here is my system overview: windows xp sp2 asus p5b motherboard intel core 2 duo e6600 zotac geforce 8400gs graphics emu 0404 soundcard antec neo he 380w psu microsoft usb mouse inexq usb wireless adapter i thought i had bought a decent high efficiency psu - but my motherboard manual recommends 400w. could it being 20w under cause my problems? my graphics card recommends 350w. some other issues that have made this more confusing: my computer started to blue screen more regularly and seemingly randomly - playing a dvd, or just surfing the internet (specifically on youtube - so these were both video-related). event viewer revealed that this seemed to be triggered by windows trying to start the com port which i had disabled in the bios. i have since enabled it. my computer now appears to be very stable. it *only* crashes when i'm about 10-20 minutes into playing a 3d game. i'm really bamboozled! i'll attach my minidumps if anyone would care to look through. i have tried to leave out the middle portion in my run of minidumps as they may be related to my other bios/com port problem. hi ho.