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Spike_UK
07-16-05, 12:01 PM
Not sure where's the best place to put this thread, as it's a nForce Motherboard I think here will do...

I have just finished building my new rig which comprises of...

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 CPU Cooler
Asus A8N-SLi Premium nForce4 SLi
Gigabyte GV-NX78X256V-B GeForce 7800 GTX
Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular

I have brought over my RAM, DVD Drive and HDD's from my old machine as they are all fairly new and in good working order. They are...

GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5
Pioneer A105 DVDR Drive
Samsung 7200rpm 60gb IDE
Samsung 7200rpm 120gb IDE

Everything went well during the building and Windows Installation, except I have had about 4 BSOD's now. All at random intervals, although it does happen around the same time as I install something or load a game up.

The BSOD is similar to...

STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000004, 0x00000000, 0xb2000000, 0x00020151)
"MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION"

I have checked google for the meaning of this message, but all I have found out is that it could be all manor of things causing the problem. I'm going to try without my DVD Drive installed, then without the secondary HDD Drive installed.

What else should I be looking for?
I am already using the 6.66 AMD nForce drivers and am also using the latest bios from asus.

newls1
07-16-05, 01:05 PM
when installing the nforce drivers are you installing the IDE SW driver? IF so, DONT, that might be your issue. Is it happening after installing the nforce drivers?

Spike_UK
07-16-05, 01:29 PM
I've installed the nForce drivers, but I haven't installed the IDE driver.

wheeljack12
07-16-05, 02:02 PM
I can tell you this is ide/sata controller related. What does your hard drive/cd drive setup look like in terms of what controllers you are using? I know I had four sata drives on the nforce and when I did, I had to have it so at least one of the drives was on my sata raid controller to get rid of the bsod you are mentioning. (having them during installs) It may have a similar effect with the ide drives. I thought at 1st it was a sata thing where maybe the controller couldn't go back in speed to sata 150 with the raid of two sata 3gb drives. But now it seems it extends to the ide controllers too.