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Help with "MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION 0x0000009C" BSOD

By silent_bob84
May 25, 2006
  1. (Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place)

    I'm building a new system with these components:


    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Skt 939 with stock HSF
    Abit AV8 SKT939 K8T800PRO
    Western Digital WD400JD 40GB 7200RPM SATA/150 8MB Cahe
    Corsair (VS512MB400C3) 512MB, DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CL3, 32Mx8 DRAMs
    Gecube Radeon 9250 PCI Version
    Generic "Ebuyer Value" 400W PSU


    However, when trying to install XP, I am given a BSOD with the error: "MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION 0x0000009C" - information on this error is given on MS's site: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329284.

    All the components are new. Can anyone help? Is it a problem with the RAM (as I suspect?) I have ruled out a faulty hard drive as it completed the "Data Lifeguard" tests provided by Western Digital without error. The CPU is using the supplied HSF and the BIOS reports that it is cooled sufficiently.

    Any help would be great! Thanks
    Shaun
     
  2. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 269

    It seems, you've hooked something up wrong. Unplug and replug all IDE/SATA/PSU cables, change memory slots, insure that all cards are seated well and then give the install another go.
     
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