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By maXimus4444 ยท 7 replies
Apr 26, 2007
  1. Hello,
    I am trying to figure out why this machine keeps crashing but I can't figure it out. Here is the specs:

    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 3800+
    Motherboard Name Asus A8N-E
    Ram 2 x 1 Gig Kingston PC3200
    Graphics GeForce 6600 PCI-e 256 MB
    OS Windows XP Pro 2002 SP2
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Minidumps are showing a general unstable system... as you already know. I would start by looking for some different Gforce drivers. We have seen many unstable XP systems using Gforce cards
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Try running with just one stick of RAM. Swap them over if it still crashes.
  4. maXimus4444

    maXimus4444 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    I updated the Geforce driver. So far so good.

    The Machine had been crashing running an old Flight Sim from Microsoft. I was running Spybot S&D, and in the middle of the test it crashed which is the last minidump. Just thought I would give you a little history, thought it might help.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    I would take a close look at the SpyBot test... remove your current spybot, then install a new one with the updates. This spybot failure is an indicator of a bigger problem somewhere.
    Then I would download and run a couple of spyware scans from Panda, McAfee, Spyware Doctor, Spysweeper, etc. or from Grisoft.AVG Antispyware.
    Finally, I would run memtest86 from
    Have you changed some hardware component? Or did you have a period where it worked fine?
  6. maXimus4444

    maXimus4444 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    I'll run more Spyware/Anti-Virus tests. No hardware configuration changes have been made. It was working for about a month or so. Then began getting the BSOD. I will run memtest, how many times do I need to let it pass?
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    at least 7 passes.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Personally, I have more luck replacing RAM than I do spending time running Memtest86...
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