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Hello,

I recently replaced a motherboard in my computer because it hates me.  More specifically, go here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=hardgen&qid=20135835

Anyways,  I replaced the no name MoBo with an Asus P2-99 and everything seemed fine.  However, the computer now crashes at the most random times, at absolutely any point.

Examples, halfway during a format, halfway during a windows install, reading a boot disk, blah blah blah.

There cannot be a problem with them motherboard because I have tried it in another machine and it runs perfectly OK.  I have branded RAM, but just in case I also tried other sticks I never had a problem with.  Still, crash.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

nG
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jhance earned 50 total points
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In my experience the MOST COMMON causes of this are:

1) BAD RAM!!  (or overclocked RAM, i.e. running PC100 at 133 or PC66 at 100)

2) BAD CPU! (or overclocked, undercooled, improperly powered/wrong voltage.)

3) Bad or innapropriate device drivers.  Check your video, network, and sound for proper drivers and for resource conflicts.  Remove all devices but the video and isolate the problem.

4) Bad (or corrupted) hard disk.  Run SCANDISK.
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by:slink9
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After replacing the mobo did you do anything to tell Windows that you have updated hardware?  If not, this could well be the problem.  Run a
SETUP /P f
and it should recognize the new hardware and leave all programs in place.
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by:hewittg
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You say you replaced the mobo.  Do you have the correct power supply.  This may be a power supply issue.

Glenn
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by:nerfgunz
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It was the CPU !
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by:jhance
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>>and have been rewarded with a grade of B.


So why the "B" grade?  Oh, I see you have a habit of "expert abuse"!!!

Last 10 Grades Given B C B B A B C A A B  

I've added you to my "don't help" list!
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