As mentioned in the topic of this post I am trying to boot into Windows XP and as it loads it BSODs with error:
STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I have tried looking over the forums and while the most common issue and fix seems to be "check your memory" I have run Memtest for 22 hours straight with 0 errors. Those that are not directly attributed to memory errors seem to be specific to an individual problem - hence the reason I am creating this topic.
I have had this computer for three years now, and it has always run hot. I never considered it an issue, however. It was running at ~80C with the stock heat sink and fan (1700-1900 RPM) but otherwise ran fine. Using speedfan, Asus System Moniter and BIOS utilities, I had noticed that the temperatures were creeping higher and higher so I popped out the processor, cleaned off the old thermal compound and applied a new (Artic silver 5)
This did not alleviate the problem so I decided to replace the heat sink. After some investigation I decided instead of going with air cooled to take the plunge and buy a liquid cooling kit (ThermalTake Big Water 760i). This greatly dropped the temperatures of my CPU - about 40C.
For about a week my computer worked fine, however now I can not even boot into Windows, even in safe mode. The only change to my computer prior to that was the installation of the cooling - which required a full strip down of the computer and removing the motherboard.
I am not sure if I perhaps fried part of my computer or my processor finally bit the bullet after running so hot for so long or if it is just a driver issue (as some of these problems seem to be).
I am currently running in ubuntu on the same computer with no problems that I can see.
Edited by hamluis, 26 January 2011 - 07:41 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Internal Hardware.