Unstable XP machine

By Andy L
Jan 17, 2007
  1. I recently built a new computer from the following parts:

    Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (Socket AM2)
    Motherboard - ABIT KN9 (with onboard sound)
    PSU - Hiper Type-R 530W Modular
    Case - Antec SLK3000B
    DVD writer - Plextor PX-760A (IDE)
    RAM - Crucial 512MB DDR2 PC2-5300
    Hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 120 GB (SATA)
    Graphics card - ASuS Extreme AX300SE-X/TD (PCI-E)

    But I've been getting quite a few BSODs (17 in 12 days, according to the System Log). The majority seem to be 0x8E errors, although there are a few 0xD1 errors in there too. Software-wise, I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2 with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 4.5 and ProcessGuard 3.2 loading at startup. I've uninstalled ProcessGuard, hoping that might fix the problems, but it hasn't. I ran Memtest for 11 passes, and it gave no errors. I've also installed the latest drivers for the nForce chipset on my motherboard and the latest non-beta drivers for my graphics card, but the BSODs still seem to occur fairly randomly.

    I've attached all of my Minidumps - any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Faulty ram


    Three crashes are caused by 1 btye memory corruption, one crash is caused by hardware error and two crashes at IRQL timer. The above symptoms are related to hardware problem. Probably the ram is faulty. Reseat the ram to another memory slot. If it still crashes, run memtest to stress test the ram.
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