machine_check_exception BSOD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kcnychief, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    This was actually rather interesting....

    I got this BSOD over and over when trying to install XP on a laptop for a client. The guy actually tried to fix it himself before giving it to me, and said he replaced the RAM, so that is out. For argument's sake, I swapped the RAM into the other bank incase he put it back in the same one, thinking the channel is bad. I also found that it could be due to overclocking, which I thought was strange since it's a laptop. But, after reverting the BIOS to factory settings, works like a champ.

    Who overclocks an IBM Thinkpad A31? lol...
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    might be the IRQs??? :p

    How do you OC a Vaio R600?? I wana try. lol