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May 31, 2005, 10:11 am
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I recently put together my first computer, and I've been having problems
that I've never encountered before.
Everytime I run a program of a decent size, say, World of Warcraft, I
get a Machine_Check_Exception and my computer freezes. Everything
seems to work fine upon reboot, but if I attempt to play again, the
same thing happens. Everything inside the computer is installed
properly (through the help of a professional I.T.) and almost
everything else is fully functional. I've heard that this can be cause
by many things, such as overclocking or folding, but I have no idea how
to fix such things. It's also been suggested that my power supply
might be overheating my computer. I'm running a 500w right now, and I
think it might be a little too much.
My only other problem is my BIOS. I'm running an ASUS AV8-Deluxe
motherboard, and each time I start my computer, it says that there is
nothing attached to the Fasttrak Controller and that no BIOS is
installed. I can enter my BIOS from the main screen, and I've
attempted to udpate and install a new BIOS using the ASUS update, but
nothing has worked. I don't have a floppy drive, so making a bootdisk
isn't an option, though I'm not sure how well it would work anyways.
If it helps at all to determine the cause of my Machine_Check_Exception
problems, here are my specs:
ASUS A8V-Deluxe Motherboard
nVidia GeForce 5500 FX Graphics Card (PCI)
2x 512mb Corsair Value Select Memory Modules
AMD 3200+ Processor
Maxtor 120g HD
Can anyone help me?