For the past month my computer has been suffering from the odd hiccup whilst gaming (mostly CM4 and BHD). Bascally the computer shuts down the game and goes to a blue screen error message which usually says something like "MACHINE_CHECK_EXEPTION" and upon restarting the meesage "The System Has Recovered From A Serious Error" is displayed. This isnt something which happenes every time I play a game but it does happen frequently.
I have sent the error report to microsoft and they suggested that I check for any windows updates. I did and there were 27 critical updates but none of them looked like they were relevant to my problem but I installed them anyway.
The problem was still there so I installed the latest drivers (45.23 I think) and when the problem happened again I freshly installed direct from nvidia but it happened again. The next thing I did was to clear out my hard drive but that hasnt worked either.
Now I am beginning to suspect a hardware fault?
The computer is a AMD 2400, 512mb RAM, G4 Ti4600 Gainward, XP Home.
"This behavior occurs because your computer processor detected an unrecoverable hardware error and reported it to Windows XP. To do so, it used the Machine Check Exception (MCE) feature of Pentium processors or the Machine Check Architecture (MCA) feature of some Pentium Pro processors. The error may be a result of any of the following:"
As you are using an AMD based machine...The following would not count.
Have you overclocked anything on your machine?
How many fans do you have?
512MB RAM...if you feel up to it take one RAM stick out. Then you'll know if its a RAM problem. You'll have to do it twice with both RAM sticks ;-)