Ok. I've had a Q6600 for two years now, and just kind of worked around a problem that just isn't going away. Think I have a faulty CPU. I've went through 4 mother boards, Asus Republic two different models, EVGA and Gigabyte. Back to my Republic Gamer ASUS. Several combo's of RAM, MushKin, Corsair, OCZ, Kingston, Crucial. 3 Different Video cards. 4 Power Supply's nothing less the 900W. Issue is this. Os's have been 2003 server, xp x86/x64, Vista x86/x64 and Now Win 7 prof, x86. Same issue. I've checked power, voltages, etc,etc,etc. Like I said, I've replaced every part and trouble shooted just about everything.
If I try to do anything that is graphic intensive at all, games, online games "qlive", anything, BSOD. It even BSOD's when I have a few images open in Visio, or PDF's. Even Google earth. All most like the CPU has issues with OPenGL or something. Like i said, for a few years now I've dealt with it with a odd work around.
If I start an appliation that usually BSOD's the machine, go to processes and turn off two of the PID id's, doesn't BSOD, at all. The combonation has been O and 2 to turn off. Now, if I don't use anything that is graphic intensive, etc,etc..No issues at all.
I'm thinking bad CPU or bad cores or something.. Thoughts?