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Blue Screen Of Death

This screen appered randomly at first but now it pops up everytime before im able to enter windows vista or XP:

a clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval.

stop: 0x00000101 (0x00000031, 0x00000000, 0x8b714120, 0x00000002)

I have RMA'd the processor (phenom 9600 black edition 64 bit) but it still happens so i flashed the bios... still happening... tried putting the ram (2 sticks of ocz ddr2 1066 dual channel ram) in every differnet configuration possible... still getting BSOD. also, my mobo is an XFX nForce® 750a SLI Motherboard and my graphics card is an XFX GeForce 260 and i have tried taking out the video card but I still get the BSOD... I'm ready to RMA the MOBO but if I can resolve this without RMAing that would be great.

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  • it1337 Jan 16, 2009

    at first i would get the bsod after being in windows 10 min - 1 hour but now i get the bsod before i even get into windows and once it bsod's i have to manually restart my computer.

  • it1337 Jan 16, 2009

    ive reformated the hard drive like 3 times but still get the error so then i took out that hard drive and tryied to use an old 10Gb Hard drive and had some success but it froze while installing XP both times I tried to install it so I will try a different and bigger harddrive tonight.

  • it1337 Jan 16, 2009

    but I've already returned the CPU for a new one and it still does it... Maybe the MOBO if it's not the HD?

  • it1337 May 14, 2009

    So I RMA'd the CPU about 8 months ago and got a new one back and still nothing, so I RMA'd the motherboard about a month ago and still getting the BSOD so I called the mobo manufacturer and told them and the tech on the phone told me that the cpu manufacturer (AMD) messed up on their 9500 & 9600 model processors and that I would need to get a 9650 because it has different stepping. I called AMD and they agreed and I was able to RMA the CPU (Again) and they sent a 9650 and my computer has been working flawlessly since!!!! Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate it.

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    do you get the bsod and then windows loads or does it stop at the bsod?


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That would indicate that the hard drive is no good and either has a bad sector or needs to be replaced. Also before going out and buying yourself a new drive run the CHKDSK on the recovery console of the os disk. If that does not work trying reformatting. If it still does not work you will need to replace the drive.

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  • machadojr_fe Jan 16, 2009

    if you are still having trouble with the bsod after switching to a known good HD try checking your CPU.

  • machadojr_fe Jan 16, 2009

    Yes that would be the next thing to check if the hard drive and then the cpu are both known to be good and do not work check the motherboard.


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