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Old 12-09-2013, 05:34 AM
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There seems like a lot of history on this type of error. Intel does not publish MTBF data for its Pentium processors, but they have become progressively more resilient over the years.

Before doing a full rip and replace of hardware, some other things worthwhile checking:

1) Clean out all dust that may have clogged the ventilation into the box. It may be worthwhile opening it up and using an pressurized air canister to blow it all out. Dust is usually the main cause of overheating which can result in hardware failures such as MCEs.

2) Check for power fluctuations. If a CPU or motherboard components, such as memory, are not receiving clean and steady power, they will not behave properly. Automated Voltage Regulators (AVGs) or other power filtering devices can help with narrowing the power fluctuation spectrum.
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