Cosmos S case, Evga 750i FTW Motherboard, PCP&C 860W Power Supply, E8400 OC'd to 3.9 GHz, Zalman 9700 CPU cooler, Dual Evga 260-216 SC, 4 GB RAM, 260 GB HD, Dell U2410 IPS monitor, Windows XP/SP3.
After having read several messages regarding this error I have gone to the Intel home page and downloaded the file Infinst.zip. The chipset on my PC is 925X/XE Express Chipset Family. I have installed the Intel update (Ver 188.8.131.529 dated 4/18/05) and will report back if the Blue Screen error stops.
By chance did you try the Dell January '05 chipset update before installing the one from Intel?
No I did not because I purchased my computer in March and assumed that was already installed because it is dated January.
Message Edited by VCraig on 06-04-2005 05:39 PM
So far so good. I have not seen the BSOD stop error since I installed the Intel Chipset update and I have been on the computer all day. I am not sure that this is enough time though. If I get the error again I will put a note on the forum.
I spoke too soon. Just got the BSOD. I was on the Internet and replacing a CD.
Out of curiousity I've searched Google, AltaVista, Microsoft support, etc., and have yet to find any reference to the "STOP: 0x00008086" code you and apparently others are getting with the D8400's. I'm wondering if it's a Dell BIOS issue with the D8400's. Do you get the BSOD with nothing else connected to your computer other than the mouse and keyboard?
I have upgraded the Bios to A06. All that I have connected is the keyboard, mouse, dsl line, and speakers. I just sent a message to Intel to see if they can add anything. I do not want to send the PC back to Dell because I have not lost any data - it is just an annoyance and should not be happening.
Message Edited by VCraig on 06-05-2005 12:04 AM
I am having same problem on my new D 8400.
Any answer for this Problem?
I have an idea that it is something running in the background that causes this because it happened once on my PC while I was away from it. I cam back to the computer an the Blue Screen was there. Using MSconfig, I have stopped Norton's Ghost and Webroot's Spy Sweeper both of which I installed shortly after I purchased the PC. I will wait and see if the error stops. Do you by any chance have either of these programs running in the background?