My computer has been locking up/restarting for some time now. I was running Lunux Mint 9 (and using various Ubuntu variants for the past 3 years). Under Mint the computer would randomly lock up, usually while I was away at work, but occasionally while I was trying to use the computer. I upgraded to Linux Mint 11 but the problem persisted.
When upgrading linux (back in the summer) I ran Memtest86+ which said everything seemed OK.
I switched to Windows7 x64 to see if that would alleviate the symptoms. Now the computer acts up more frequently. But instead of locking completely it blue screens and restarts. This BSOD loop is occurring about 14-18 times per day. I have a myriad of .dmp files that are a mix between Bug Check Code 0x0000001a and 0x00000050. Almost all of the faults appear to be because of ntoskrnl.exe, however, the most recent loop (10/15/11 at 7:51pm) also had nvlddmkm.sys in on the "naughty list"
I'm torn between what seems (to me) to be a memory issue or a graphics card issue. I'm hoping it's not an issue with the entire mainboard. I'm running a rig I built myself a few years ago, so it is possible that components need to be replaced. I have recently upgraded power supplies, but the problem seemed to be (unfortunately) unaffected.
I am currently running on:
Intel Pentium D CPU @ 3.00 GHz (dual core x64)
2.00 GB RAM by GSKILL
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS Graphics card
MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i motherboard
Any incite into this issue would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by cottonfox, 15 October 2011 - 09:15 PM.