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What the heck does this mean?
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Here is the microsoft link discussing your error.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329284

Basically, your processor detected that something is wrong with a piece of hardware. It will probably be very hard to determine what hardware failed...

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Machine check exceptions are frequently caused by one of the following conditions:
• You are running the processor or mainboard beyond its specifications. For example, you are overclocking the processor or bus. We recommend that you run your hardware at the manufacturer-rated speeds.
• Noisy power, overstressed power strips, outmatched power supplies and failing power supplies can destabilize your computer. Make sure that you have a stable, reliable power supply to your computer.
• Extreme thermal conditions caused by the failure of cooling devices such as fans may damage your computer. Make sure that your cooling devices are all working.
• You have damaged memory or memory that is not the correct type for your computer. If you recently changed the memory configuration, revert to the previous configuration to determine what is wrong. Make sure that you are using the correct memory for your computer.
Hope this helps in some way!
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post #3 of 4
Yes That is your CPU informing you of a hardware fault as such..Sometimes can be due to bios settings.
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I raised the voltage a hair and messed with memory timings and haven't had the error since.

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You are running the processor or mainboard beyond its specifications.
Yeah, I'd say 2600 Mhz is beyond the processor's specs.
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