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Old August 12, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Exclamation Please help! Mo-bo problem??

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So here are my specs for my computer:

Intel core i7 920
EVGA Classified mo-bo
2x EVGA GTX 260 in SLI
Corsair 850W PSU
6GB DDR3 RAM
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB
2x 1TB HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I just returned a couple of days ago from vacation and i turned on my PC. It worked fine until it started freezing. After it froze, it just went blank and i was forced to shut it down and restart it. Then it gave me a BSOD error (with something along the lines of NTOKernal). I restarted it again and it loaded properly but once again it froze and was forced to shut it down. When i do that and when it restarts, it displays some random characters (some kind of clover leaf character). So i opened it up and cleaned the dust and then booted it up but it goes to the "Starting Windows" screen and gives me BSOD (dumping physical memory); now it just goes completely blank. I tried re-installed windows 7 but i cant complete the install because once it goes to the "starting windows" screen it goes blank. CPU is not overheating as it is at 31 degrees celcius once booted up (checked from bios).

What could be the problem?? I spent almost $2.5K on building this computer. I hope it is not a mo-bo failure or any hardware failure. While Saying that, please tell me the truth of what is wrong with it.
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Old August 12, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Make sure everything is seated properly. That's the first step.
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Old August 12, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Reseat the memory and if that doesn't fix then I suggest running memtest sounds like you have either a board issue or memory issue.
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Old August 12, 2010, 11:04 AM
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what is memtest?
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Old August 12, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Self bootable cd that has a memory diagnostic to check for bad memory.
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Old August 12, 2010, 11:31 AM
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I reseated the memory, i think that was the problem, i think its solved now *knows on wood*
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Old August 12, 2010, 11:51 AM
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Ok

So it was working fine until i tried re-installed my old programs.

That time, the PC just froze, the screen flickered and then gave me the BSOD (dumping physical memory).

When i restarted it, it went to the "Starting Windows" screen and went blank. At this time, i heard one of my fans spinning faster than usual.

Could this be a problem with the CPU overheating or PSU or is it a memory problem? Maybe even a mo-bo problem?
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Old August 12, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Give us the precise error on the BSOD your getting.

If you can't see the bsod we can help you with that too.
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Old August 12, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Well the BSOD comes and goes quickly so i dont have enough time to read it.

How can i see the bsod?
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Automatic Restart Windows 7 - How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7
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