Blue Screen of Death

  abolbridge 20:53 08 Sep 2008

Hi I keep randomly getting the blue screen of death.

System Specs:
AMD 64 X2 5400+ (Aftermarket cooler)
4 GB DDR2 800
Biostar TF8200 A2+

I'd overclocked the CPU to 3.25, and is stock at 2.8 Ghz.

Now I reset my BIOS to factory settings and I still get blue screen of death.

It all started after I put in my new CPU, previously had an AMD 64 X2 4400+.

Just thought I get a second opinion on the matter.
Is it just the CPU or did I over stress the mobo?


  MAT ALAN 21:35 08 Sep 2008

BSOD is normally associated with an error message if you could tell us that it may narrow it down a bit...
having said that i would look at temps to start with,overclocking is a good way to lessen the life of your components, if you haven't upgraded your fans to compensate for the extra heat generated, this might be a good place to start...

  Joe R 21:44 08 Sep 2008

did you overclock the CPU before you installed an operating system?

How did you overclock it, was it side bus only? have you got a decent psu, and was the voltage also overclocked?

  baldydave 22:43 08 Sep 2008

Try clearing cmos using motherboard jumper next to battery JCMOS1

turn off power
move jumper to pin 2-3
wait five seconds
move jumper to pin 1-2
turn on power
go into bios and set to default settings or setting that says will work best.

  abolbridge 18:24 10 Sep 2008


I cleared my CMOS, and lowered my CPU fan settings from 5000 RPM to 3200 RPM.

The CPU was running to cold. Haven't had a BSOD in 3 days so I think I'm in the clear.

  MAT ALAN 18:33 10 Sep 2008

The CPU was running to cold!! doubtful

CPU's that run off water cooled, dry ice and liquid nitrogen systems work at sub zero temps....

I would say whatever else you have done is the resolve to your issue...

  abolbridge 23:43 10 Sep 2008

I take it back I just got the BSOD.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x868E1D90, 0x868E1EDC, 0x8244400)

Thats the error code under technical information.

  kidsis 16:16 11 Sep 2008

when you put in the new cpu did you do the thermal paste correctly? Have you tried removing and reinstalling the CPU (I think you would have to redo the thermal paste if you do)? On the offchance that it could be a faulty CPU do you have any diagnostic software?

  MAT ALAN 16:31 11 Sep 2008

click here

run memtest...

could be corrupt memory..

other issues relating to error message are

dying HDD or MOBO...

in relation to HDD while putting in new CPU you could have moved your IDE cables, i would check for loose wiring and cables...

  abolbridge 16:39 11 Sep 2008

ran memtest no errors found
ran Orthos for 12 hours passed 4/4

mobo is brand new ... only got it 2 months ago.
I run on sata, but the hard drives are 4 or 5 years old now.

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