im having a lot of problems with my computer randomly restarting. when it reboots it comes up with a "your computer has just recoverd from a serious error screen" when i send the error report to microsoft all i get back its that it is a driver error.
the thing is ive just installed a new motherboard (used from ebay) and so it couldbe any of the drivers!! before installing the new board i formated my drive and reinstalled windows xp with sp2.
im thinking that it could be my graphics card drivers that are playing up/not compatible - as when the computer comes under any graphic strain (ie doom 3) it will work fine for a while then suddenly reboot. however the computer randomly reboots during normal usage to
something ive noticed in device manager under display adapters is 2 drivers (i guess) the second one is literally a copy of the first as it is exactly the same however has - secondary after it. it this mean to be here? ive never noticed it before.
ive tried using windows update for newer ati 9600 drivers - same affect. ive also tried the newest catalyst and omega drivers.
im not sure if it is the fact im using an ati card with a nvida chipset? do they not play nice?
another possiblity is the ram
im trying to use 2 512mb 2700 ddr running as dual ddr (at 166mhz default) however one is a high quality crucial ram the other is lowly matrix ram (cheapest i could get at the time) however ive tried them not as dual ddr with the same resets but the computer not being as fast.
ive flashed the bios bringing it back upto date still the resets.
heres my main computer specs if u need any more just ask
AMD 2800 barton
Soltek SL-75FRN-l motherboard (nvidia force 2 chipset)
1gb of 2700 ddr ram running dual ddr - 512mb crucial
- 512mb matrix
ATI Sapphire radeon 9600 atlantis 128mb
a bunch of fans so no overheating problems
thanks for any help/suggestions - im running out of ideas