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System Crashing going to Blue Screen

I have a A8N-SLI basic, 1 gig mem,2 IDE HD,s2 PCI-Express PNY 6600 Video cards, 550 watt Power Supply,running Vista Ultimate,now it was working fine for WinXP but it keeps craping out everytime, it has the Sound driver installed,But I changed out sound cards, Power Supply, it keeps telling me of a hardware problem with PS,MB,HD,Mem,CPU,now, i understand the Power supply, so I replaced it, but still get the Same problem, its fine as long as there is no sound,so ireplaced that to and turned off the on-board sound,same problem!, called Asus they said the dont support this board anymore(UUGGG) i just bought it 1 year ago!, and the CPU is a AMD 64x2 4200. Please anyone else have the Same problem and fix please tell me thank you Showboat67

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Hi, My experience with BSODs more often than not involves memories. I have tried a couple of things aside from replacing the memory themselves: 1. Increase the virtual memory to roughly double physical memory; 2. Lower the CAS latency from 2T to 2.5 or even 3T; 3. install dual memory, instead of single 1G, 2 X 512; and/or 4. Run the BIOS at default and not Optimized settings. A couple of times, I have to reinstall the OS and used the drivers that were current at the time of the motherboard production (I know means not updated). There was even a time I had to tweak the registry to unload unused dlls and prevent certain services running at startup. Hopes this be of some help to you and give you ideas. Pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.

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[ PCI Express;

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