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browsing the net causes a system crash


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#1 davexnet

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:01 AM

Hello, I'm using a socket a 939 motherboard system, so not the latest and greatest.
I'd know for quite a while that the most recent and recommended BIOS (over a year old)
caused my XP system to completely freeze occasionally while browsing the net.
The solution was to use one of the older BIOS' and the problem didn't occur.

I've been doing this, but I experienced some problems with power saving and cool and quiet.
I decided to put back the newer bios and see if I could troubleshoot.
Shortly after I put it back, my wife was using the machine and sure enough,
the box froze with that typical bright, diagonal pattern. After restating the machine I looked
in the browser history and tried the same page again. Sure enough, the same crash occurs on both Firefox 3 and
IE 7 (I booted to Ubuntu on the same box (dual boot) and it's OK there)

This is the page she looked at,
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/081218/3/9t9i.html
It's basically Chinese news, with the typical Flash animations. It freezes my XP system everytime.
Any body have any idea what this problem could be?
I'm Running recent chipset/graphics drivers from Nvidia. (their recommended driver).
The only thing I know for sure, is that it doesn't occur when I use the older BIOS. I've checked cpu and mem voltages,
but I don't see anything amiss.

Appreciate any suggestions.
Dave

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:39 PM

I couldn't figure this problem out, and the machine constantly restarting or crashing got old real fast.
I reverted back to the older BIOS and all is well again.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:42 AM

It's good to hear that you've fixed it, thanks for letting us know! :thumbsup:
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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