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#1 n0data

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:00 AM

First of all. Here is my build.

Motherboard: ASROCK 4CoreDual SATA2

Graphics Card - XFX nVidia GeForce 8600 GT OVERCLOCKED

Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz E4500

RAM- OCZ Gold Edition 2GB DDR2 Dual Channel

DVD Drive - HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GSA-4163B

CD Drive- Pulled out of a Dell Dimension 4600 Series

Case - Apeiva X-Plorer Black (fan controller, LCD Temp display, front USB/ Firewire)

PSU- Ultra X-Connect UV 500W

So i bought these parts yesterday. I put the computer together and everything seems to be working, and its idleing at about 85F for heat. Whenever I'd try to install my Vista Ultimate X64, I'd get a blue screen, one was something about the Kernel. I got pretty mad after 4 attempts, so i installed XP (32Bit) in compatability mode since i'm running a 64bit processor. First time i installed it i got a BAD_POOL_HEADER BSOD, but the second time it worked and I'm on it now. Why am i getting BSOD's? Is it my hardware, or software or something in BIOS? Right now on XP i can't even get the Windows XP Luna Theme working, its only the one they had on 2000,98,95 etc. And yes, my graphics card drivers are installed. So if anyone could tell me what the heck I did wrong, or what's wrong, that would be great.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:41 AM

Is XP running on this machine?
Are the hard drives IDE or SATA?
Try this free memory test: http://www.memtest86.com/
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:22 AM

No it was running, barely. I'm on my brothers computer, which is my old computer before the custom. The hard drives are IDE, i can't afford a SATA at the moment. And I have that memory test on a boot cd so i'll try it out. Thank you.
Also, I'm trying to again install Vista. I tryed 32 bit first because it's worked before, and it seems it needed a couple of crashes to work, just as XP did. So I'm going to have my uncle over to take a look later (he's really smart with this stuff) and i'll tell you results later.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:53 AM

Sorry for the late reply I've been busy with school. It turned out to be faulty RAM though the memory test didn't say anything. I just pulled a stick out, tried to install, it failed, tried the other stick, success. So i put both in yesterday to make sure and it crashed out so it is the ram which i will be taking back friday.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:27 AM

I am seeing more and more evidence that memtest is no longer a reliable method of testing ram, probably time to scrape it and start over

Edited by DaChew, 13 February 2008 - 08:27 AM.

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