...was always my first check as well. Then I ran into my current computer. It has an AMD quad-core. Evidently, this processor isn't so reliable. I was having constant boot loops caused by BSOD's. Going into my BIOS and disabling Core 3 resolved the problem for a long time. Then, I began having intermittent BSOD's yet again. Going into the BIOS and disabling Core 2 fixed them again. Seems the individual cores on the AMD Phenom x4 aren't all that stable. Paid for an x4, but getting to use a dual-core and not even sure for how long until yet another core becomes unstable. AMD has lost my business over this.
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