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Alright so I have a HTPC downstairs, it has 2GB DDR2, a Radeon HD 4350, ECS 945GCT-M3 mobo, and an Antec BP350 with Windows 7. It originally had a P4 HT 3GHz/1M/800 and did everything fine except stream 720P videos from Netflix (I'm guessing because of Silverlight) so I got a Pentium D 940 (3.2GHz/4M/800 95W) proc to replace it....

At first it blue screened at the "Welcome" loading screen, after restarting it blue screened right after the "Welcome" where you can see the mouse. Then after restarting and making it to the desktop, everything seemed fine. Now, every time I open any program besides Task Manager or Hardware Monitor, it blue screens and restarts. No error code at the top. I ran CHKDSK and it's still doing the same thing. I highly doubt it but could the proc be defective? Besides that I'd think it was the power supply because it isn't that great. The CPU isn't overheating, it idles at 31C
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post #2 of 8
i'd try updating the BIOS
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i'd try updating the BIOS

Yeah, definitively sounds like BIOS
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Hmmm, okay. Right now it's version is 9/7/07. That might be the most recent one but I'll go check. It'd be a pretty bad idea to update the BIOS on a computer prone to blue screening huh?

Edit: the newest one on ECS's website is 5/22/07. Should I try the older version?
Edited by Pentium-David - 2/27/12 at 3:42pm
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post #5 of 8
Well if your worried about it crashing while your doing a BIOS update then put your P4 back in. I doubt it'll crash during a BIOS update since im pretty sure a BSOD is a windows thing.
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Okay so this stupid P.O.S. isn't working still, BIOS are the newest version and set to Optimized Defaults. My motherboard only supports CPU's with up to 95W TDP. This Pentium D 940 is a C1 and the only site I can find on the C1 is Wikipedia and it says the C1 is 95W and B1 is 130W. Can anyone verify this for me? Thank you! I don't completely trust Wiki
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post #7 of 8
maybe HDD switched from IDE mode to ACHI mode or vice versa in bios
 
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post #8 of 8
Sounds stupid, but did you check the basic CPU clock settings (FSB/mutliplier) to make sure it's not holding old settings in BIOS and running the new proc out of spec? Same with RAM?
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