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Windows crashing "an attempt was made to write to read only memory"

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Alright, well my computer was screwed up beyond belief and I was getting every BSOD imaginable so I formatted one hard drive and installed XP home on it. I'm on a fresh install, with nothing but drivers installed.
However, my rig is still crashing and the most recent BSOD is one that said "an attempt was made to write to read only memory"

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this or how to fix it? I'm using all of the latest drivers for my hardware.

And i'm running stock clocks on everything right now. I've pushed pretty far before though.
Edited by cgrado - 12/15/08 at 4:35pm
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An unstable OC will do it.
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After taking a programming course, I actually have an idea what that means!
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Could be bad memory. Same BSoD I got when I had some bad ram.

Run a memtest and give us the results.
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I ran memtest86 a while back (during the BSODs) with no errors...
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i think it could be your BIOS chip, the ROM error indicates this, (i had this problem on a comp i built for a client (i flashed the bios and it went bad) i had rto replace the BIOS chip with a new flashed version)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado View Post
I ran memtest86 a while back (during the BSODs) with no errors...
Memory can go bad gradually. A while back might be different from today.
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i think it could be your BIOS chip, the ROM error indicates this, (i had this problem on a comp i built for a client (i flashed the bios and it went bad) i had rto replace the BIOS chip with a new flashed version)
New motherboard then? I wouldn't mind one...this one is getting old...
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