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DRAGONWEEZEL

There is a slightly well known issue of random lockups coming from builders who fail to set memory and timings correctly.  I myself was included in this ignorant group for all of 2 weeks until I got pissed.  It didn't happen on XP, only Vista64.  Has something to do w/ accessing all that memory or something idk.  What I do know is that after I fixed it, my machine became ROCK STABLE, and HELLA FAST. 

 Research your recomended memory settings for both Your memory and your motherboard.

 Good luck, but I don't think you'll need much.  Enjoy your smokin fast machine.

 

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nuculear_core

Have had the same issue with Vista 32 bit E8400, 4870/512MB, 4GB Dominator, Sonata III (with supplied power) only coming out of sleep and only occasionally.  Thinking it may be the Samsung 24" monitor.  I've had times where you can't see a screen after wake up but if you successfully log in the video posts and Vista comes up.  Good news is that the Windows 7 BSOD I was getting about an hour after logging in has been resolved so I can finally move forward.

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Cooketh

I spend alot of time on the ATi Radeon/CrossfireX forums on the AMD website to help people, and I see alot of problems like this. 75% of the time it's a power issue. Even if you meet the recommendations in terms of Wattage/Voltage, if you're using a knock-off brand PSU they don't run very efficiently and often don't deliver the Wattage they promise. Also, remember that Core i7 setups use more power. Everything from the CPU, to the motherboard, to the RAM will use more power ( especially if you have 12 GB of high voltage RAM ). Not to mention the fact that added fans, extra Hard Drives, and extra Optical drives eat up power. And after a year, even some name brand PSU's can lose anywhere from 1-10% of their maximum wattage.

On the software end of things, their could be 1000 different reasons, and that's going to be up to the user to figure out. It's difficult for one person to help pinpoint a software error in even an hour's time. Trouble-shooting a problem like this typically takes up to a week of experimenting.

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DK7907

A lot of high power software.(versions un-stated)   Vista, 64-bit OS and Radeon X2 (crossfire) 

I'm guessing software compatibility issues.

For each app. Check website FAQ for known issues.

 

Good Luck and let us know what solution you found.

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periodhyphenund...

Just buy legitimate copies of Cinema4D, After Effects, Poser, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, etc and the BSOD will go away!

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wytworm

I was actually emailed by Apple about a bad inverter that is on my MacBook Pro and asked if I could bring it in so they could replace it for free. None of this is under Applecare, mind you. 

I think there are probably some MACs with faulty hardware. That being said I have never experienced it, not have i had any lead to a BSoD or anything like it in 6 years of MACing for video editing.  

 

 

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Bamboo

Here is a help thread about understanding what a BSOD code means, and the most recent comment at the bottom has a link to an article about a new program that will scan and tell you what the most recent BSOD was caused by.  I have not gotten a chance to try them because I haven't had a BSOD in over a year (knocking very hard on some wood right now).

Help thread here:

Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained

http://www.tacticalgamer.com/hardware-software-discussion/138468-blue-screen-death-survival-guide-every-error-explained.html

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foamcup

This isn't Win9x where Stop Errors are a normal part of operation.  I mean really, who thought that a hybrid 16/32-bit OS was a good idea?  Anyway, if XP, Vista, or 7 throw a Stop Error then you have a serious problem and need to fix it.  To sum it up: Learn to computer.

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Fiercedeity

You sir, are the moron. Just because you think you know something about computers, does not stop you from being the utter waste of air that you are.

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DriZzLe

CPU-Z does not perform diagnostics...it shows general info only. SpeedFan? That program hardly gives correct temps at all! It said my Northbridge was running at 150 degrees celsius...lol! Everest & RealTemp temp it out at 47 degrees.
Try to test the memory using Memtest86.
Make sure your psu is not overheating & has the proper voltage.
Check temps & stress the cpu using Everest or Prime.
Try using a different set of drivers for the gpu.
Are you sure the hdd isn't bad? try running a check disc .

Vista is hardly the culprit. It is a bad piece of hardware.

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wytworm

eom

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DBsantos77

I would've went that way..but then I considered that I'm a heavy PC gamer.

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wytworm

I hear you on that one. I just traded in my Aug 2007 Mac Pro for a 2009 version with the Nvidia GTX285 or whatever its called. I have been booting into XP via Bootcamp for the last 6 mos on an Nvidia 8800 so I am hoping to see improvements game wise. 

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aviaggio

Cause maybe he didn't have enough equity in his home for the 2nd mortgage he'd need to pay for that setup.

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wytworm

How much is it worth to spend anything and then not be able to use it? Invest in a platform that gets out of your way instead of giving you a new hobby: troubleshooting your platform...

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DriZzLe

So, Macs don't have faulty hardware? He could easily buy a pre-built from HP or Dell & have the same issue. Only with a pre-built(Mac included) he gets a warranty & support.

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