edit:- i just did memtest and i got 216 erros, like 90% on test 1, and the others on test 7, and i left it going for 7 cycles. Ok this problem ive been having ever since i bought this computer... (i built it myself, i will show the specs at the bottom) Anyway im only just beggining to get frustrated enough to ask others for help because i need to leave my computer on for long periods of time (say overnight) but it is impossible with the BSOD of death attacking at least every hour, The bsod usually just says some stuff about hardware, or says "irql not less or equal" or "page fault in non paged area" and some other random junk. I hear minidumps are usefull to post but i have no idea what they are, i shall look around at what they are in a minute. Ok so i think it may be some hardware (no doubt it is) i unplugged my dsl modem (bt voyager 105) and the bsod situation seemed to stop... but i need to be connected to the internet... it is a need. So i test it some more (leaving my computer on all night with the dsl modem un attached) and i found a few bsod attacks... but it seems less.. anyways can someone please help me out.... its becoming a real problem. my specs: 3.0ghz p4 dvd rw + cd rw 80gb hd a couple of fans (im sure my comp isnt over heating) geforce 5500 a pci sound card (my onboard sound ceased to work so i bought it) and if anyone would need more information i can give it.. thanks for all your help.