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Computer reboots unexpectedly and applications err frequently

By jon_melvin ·
I am technically savvy, though baffled. I designed and built a computer system selecting the individual components.

Recently, my computer system has been randomly rebooting (Windows XP Pro SP2). Additionally, applications ranging from GAIM, to Firefox to Neverwinter Nights are crashing with application errors. The modules causing these errors are sometimes the application executable itself, other times a supporting DLL.

More often than not, the memory offset for these errors is a low value.

Recently, I had to replace the northbridge stock fan/heatsink on the DFI NF4 SLI-DR with a Jingting Offset Cooler. Chipset temperatures are much cooler, averaging around 42C at load vs. 54C.

Any ideas what might be causing these problems? This forum is my last recourse before a wipe and reinstall. Some of my application errors
are posted below. I also have Minidumps available, though I cannot make sense of them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

-Jonathan

Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20061.20418, faulting
module js3250.dll, version 4.0.0.0, fault address 0x0001eaaa.

Faulting application gaim.exe, version 2.0.0.0, faulting module
libpango-1.0-0.dll, version 1.14.5.0, fault address 0x000126ce.

Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20061.20418, faulting
module js3250.dll, version 4.0.0.0, fault address 0x0001f728.

Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting
module comctl32.dll, version 6.0.2900.2982, fault address 0x000730b0.

Faulting application nwn2main.exe, version 1.0.0.0, faulting module
nwn2main.exe, version 1.0.0.0, fault address 0x003ca090.

Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20061.20418, faulting
module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x00012131.

Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20061.20418, faulting
module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x00011dac.

Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20061.20418, faulting
module npswf32.dll, version 9.0.28.0, fault address 0x000a3**9.

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Just to be on the safe side....

by cleaverx In reply to Computer reboots unexpect ...

All the advice so far has been right on, but just in case, you should run chkdsk /r from the recovery console. After that, make sure your page file size is set to system managed. Also I would run the system with a different PS (Buy one, try it, return it if no changes), and ultimately, remove and re-seat all adapters, memory, cpu and chipset heatsinks (these last two are of course critical). Keep us posted.
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Video Card

by Conundrum In reply to Just to be on the safe si ...

I used to have similiar prblems. The cause of my random reboots turned out to be a perfomce setting in my Nvidia 6600. It was set to quality, I set it to performance, no reboots for a while. This may or may not help you.

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