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  • Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

    Hi All,
    I need some help here.

    My Vista64 Ultimate is constantly crashing. It will hang, It will reboot by itself and frequently BSOD. The BSOD is too fast to catch the problem.

    There is no weird messages under Event Viewer Applications too.

    I can't think of anymore now! All drivers are up-to-date and system cleaned up with TuneUp 2009 and the other usual suspects

    Specs:
    MSI Platinum
    Intel Q6600 QuadCore CPU
    Corsair DDR2 Dominator memory 1066MHz 2 x 2GB
    Xfx dd3 512MB Geforce card
    Hitachi 500GB SATAII HDD
    Corsair HX620W PSU
    Xigmatek Achilies S-1284 CPU Cooler

    thx,
    suds

  • #2
    Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

    Are you overclocking?
    if so, try changing to the default CPU/MoBo settings
    Have you set the start-up options to stop at the BSOD? (System Properties-Advanced-Startup-Automatic Reboot in XP, should be same in Vista)
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

      Hi Ossian,

      Nope. No overclocking. All default MoBo and CPU settings.

      I'll uncheck the Automatic Restart checkbox.

      There is also another check box which is unchecked by default, "Write an event to system log"

      thx,
      suds

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      • #4
        Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

        The syslog event is just "the previous shutdown was unexpected" which is not exactly helpful
        Tom Jones
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        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

          "Default Settings" may still be incorrect for your RAM and CPU. Does it post with the correct details and have you checked the timings using something like cpu-z?

          Has this always happened or has it just started.
          Could you also explain what "the other usual suspects" are as well?

          If the error just comes up then it is most likely hardware. Can you check your fans are running properly too.
          cheers
          Andy

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          • #6
            Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

            Hi Andy,

            I'll try using CPU-Z for the results. and other h/w results as well.

            Sorry, about the usual suspecs, what I meant is using utils like CCleaner and IOBit's Smart Defrag.

            It has been happening from day one

            The last time I check the fans were ok. But I'll check tonight.

            Thanks a lot guys. Appreciate it.

            cheers,
            suds

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            • #7
              Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

              Would be good to see if anything is accidentally overclocked. RAM is certainly a possibility. Any chance of the BSOD error info?
              cheers
              Andy

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              • #8
                Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

                Driver issue. 64 is know to be very particular with drivers. Personally I would save the grief, trash the 64 and install the 32bit version. Runs ok but I would go back to XP until Windows 7 goes gold.

                I have been through the 64bit saga after getting a 64bit laptop with 4GB RAM and 2GHz Dual Core. 64 Vista ran ok until applications wouldn't run due to compatibility issues and several devices wouldn't work due to either no driver or the driver not working correctly. Vista 32 lasted 2 weeks before I blew it away for XP. Anyway, that is part of my personal experience with 64 bit hard & software.
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                • #9
                  Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

                  I use x64 Vista on my work laptop and home machine and can't think of one program I use that I have a problem with now aside from the Cisco VPN client which I use on an XP VM. How long ago was it you used it mate?
                  cheers
                  Andy

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                  • #10
                    Re: Vista64 Ultimate Constantly Crashing

                    I used to have that problem when I had it installed, I think it's your GPU or RAM. (I have that model of RAM and I had problems with it on a 512MB Radeon HD3650) it seems the problem is a hard one to fix, if fixable at all, I would just say scrap it for XP.
                    MY COMPUTER SPECS:
                    Laptop:
                    1.6GHz Intel Celeron, Overclocked to 2GHz
                    1GB RAM
                    40GB HDD
                    128MB Intel Graphics
                    3x USBs
                    Desktop:
                    3GHz AMD Phenom x3 (overclocked)
                    4GB RAM
                    2X 500GB HDDs
                    a 512MB ATi Radeon of some description (cant remember lol)
                    X - Fi Soundblaster pro sound card
                    5X Cold Cathode Case Lights
                    12X USBs

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