Random Crashing occuring - Possibly hardware issue PLZ HELP

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    Hello, Im new to this forum and I'd like to start off by saying hello to everyone ;)
    Anyways, heres my issue
    For months I have been having a crashing issue with my ati 9600xt card..
    (I use Windows xp Professional SP1)
    Now I finaly got rid of it and alot of problems went away. I just bought an Nvidia 6800gt 256mb by EVGA.. But one problem still remains.. Specialy during gaming when im playing Counter-strike Source (half life 2 beta mod) My system just crashes and goes to the blue screen.. When im doing Regular work such as web designing or what not, The crashing still occurs but it takes a longer period of time between crashes.. heres the error I get

    IRQ_LESS_THAN_OR_NOT_EQUAL (somethin like that)
    Stop : 0x0000008E (0x00000005, 0x7fb37ca0, 0xf2340B04, 0x00000000)
    Begining Physical dump of memory :

    If anyone can help me out with this I will be very greatful.. and btw
    All my drivers are upto date, im on direct x 9c, I even tryed installing SP2 but that gave me more problems so im back on SP1.. I also repaird my OS with the cd.. soo after hearing that.. any ideas?
     
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    Hi, Why would you go back to SP1? You should keep it as it's a major change to the OS...

    Can you get the full memory dump and post it here?
     
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    Heres one i saw it read error.. I uninstalled all my ati drivers.. but im not sure if this alone is the issue.. I'll paste in more stuff in a sec

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7026
    Date: 9/29/2004
    Time: 2:04:39 PM
    User: N/A

    Description:
    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
    ATITool
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
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    This one occured around the crashing time.. when it hit the blue screen
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7036
    Date: 9/29/2004
    Time: 2:27:10 PM
    User: N/A

    Description:
    The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service service entered the stopped state.
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
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    SOrry for all this posting but I found another dump.. which happens most commonly during my gaming..

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Error
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1000
    Date: 9/29/2004
    Time: 2:26:17 PM
    User: N/A
    Description:
    Faulting application steam.exe, version 1.0.0.0, faulting module steamui.dll, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x000782aa.
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
    0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
    0010: 75 72 65 20 20 73 74 65 ure ste
    0018: 61 6d 2e 65 78 65 20 31 am.exe 1
    0020: 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 69 .0.0.0 i
    0028: 6e 20 73 74 65 61 6d 75 n steamu
    0030: 69 2e 64 6c 6c 20 30 2e i.dll 0.
    0038: 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 61 74 0.0.0 at
    0040: 20 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20 offset
    0048: 30 30 30 37 38 32 61 61 000782aa
    0050: 0d 0a ..
     
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    Well that looks like Steam is dying. Also, that one is an IRQ conflict. What pci cards do you have in your system? You don't have a modem and a sound card in it do you? You might want to open up the device manager, and go through the devices and check their IRQ's and make sure they're not conflicting.
     
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    I have a creative labs soundblaster audigy 2 gamer installed in the pci slot.. and a 3com ethernet modem, I do have onboard sound but i could of sworn i disabled it in the bio's.. but then jus now i checked my device manager and under "Sound video game and controllers" tab i saw "Legacy drivers" which I dont think should be there but it does not allow me to remove it.. could that be whats causing it?
     
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    No, legacy drivers should be there.
    You should also try to update Steam. I know that a lot of people have had some big issues with steam.
    Also, do what I suggested above, and see if any devices have conflicting IRQ assignments.
     
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    Thanks i'll try that, and this may sound newb but how would I check there irq's.. =\
    the legacy drivers wont let me disable or uninstall... so i dunno wut to do wit em
     
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    The legacy drivers should be there, leave them alone.
    To check the IRQ, in the device manager, select the device, right click on it and go 'Properties'. then resources, and scroll to the bottom of the list.
     
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    alll the irq have there own individual # none are conflicting
     
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    Ok. Sounds more and more like an overheating problem. Open up your case and check that all fans are operating properly, and that nothing is blocking the fans. Make sure that the fan/heatsink on the video card has cleanance so it can radiate heat away from itself.
     
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