So I received my new Dell XPS 630 2 days ago brand new.
The PC keeps crashing constantly similar to what others have posted.
It totally freezes up with the CPU load at about 10% and RAM at about 17%.
If it crashes when playing music it stutters the music just like a scratched CD but much faster.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete will do nothing.
The only way to recover the PC is to press and hold the power button, which I hate doing, but unfortunately I have no choice.
I know I am not the only person with this issue - reading this forum there are quite a few others too.
I installed "Jazler Radio Simple Pack" and "Breakaway Broadcast Processor".
The PC will crash in less than 10 minutes if I leave open the meters window of "Breakaway Broadcast Processor".I even crashed the PC today while scrolling through a long web page fast from top to bottom.
I have tested "Jazler Radio Simple Pack" and "Breakaway Broadcast Processor" on 3 other PC's with no problems ever - Pentium 4 2.4Ghz, Pentium M 2.13Ghz and AMD Dual Core 1.8Ghz.
XP Professional is right up to date.
Graphics card driver is up to date with Dell drivers download.
Realtek HD audio driver is up to date too.
I even tried the system with an Orban Optimod 1100 Professional Soundcard (€2,500) and it still crashes.
Somehow I think this is Dell's baby to sort out and the issue is with the 630 itself.
I hate the thoughts of getting on the phone to Dell Support for hours upon hours.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance,