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#1 Daragh

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

So my brother built his PC for modelling and game making, however there is a problem. It blue screens quite often. I've seen it bluescreen twice already, and it seems to occur whenever the CPU has to fire up, along with the GPU. I'm basing this off the fact that whenever we fire up minecraft and a server at the same time and run it for 2 hours plus it goes on us. I think its the power supply (he is using the OCZ Modxstream pro that I was told not to use). The specs are as follows:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB HD204UI
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We are going to take it apart and check connections, might run a stress test on each of the components and try to get the particular BSOD error. I'll post when we get it again. It's a mystery though- like I said I think its the power supply but there is no point buying a new one if thats not the problem. Maybe I should try my new one in his build and stress test again if another BSOD pops up with his PSU? What do you guys think?
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To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

What is the BSOD code that you get when you duplicate the Issue. Other then that at what time does it come on. Is it regardless of what you are doing or is it isolated to one function that causes the BSOD.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:41 AM

What is the BSOD code that you get when you duplicate the Issue. Other then that at what time does it come on. Is it regardless of what you are doing or is it isolated to one function that causes the BSOD.

Yea, I'm going to post that as soon as I get a stress test going (this weekend perhaps); read previous post for times and such that it seems to pop up. One of the computers at his UNI aswell keeps getting a yellow screen of death, never heard of it but I'm guessing its something like a videocard dying (or the monitor). Maybe he is just cursed :dunno:
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Desktop: i3 | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | CM Storm Enforcer | Silverstone Strider Plus 750watt | Random HDD's from scavanged PC's set as dump storage |
To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
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Story of my life: <presses enter> Syntax Error

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:19 AM

Did you brother OC that 2500K? If he did then his overclock might not be stable. If he didn't, most likely a board issue.
Make sure to tell us the BSOD code when it happens again..

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:32 AM

Did you brother OC that 2500K? If he did then his overclock might not be stable. If he didn't, most likely a board issue.
Make sure to tell us the BSOD code when it happens again..

No overclock, and like I said- I'll do my best to get the code. I'm going to leave minecraft server and minecraft running for a good while along with google chrome and a few tabs. This is how the last BSOD occured. The code I remember was all 0's with one three and 3 X's
Laptop: Dell XPS 15 | GT540m | i7 2620QM | 6GB Ram | 750GB 7200rpm HDD|
Desktop: i3 | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | CM Storm Enforcer | Silverstone Strider Plus 750watt | Random HDD's from scavanged PC's set as dump storage |
To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
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Story of my life: <presses enter> Syntax Error

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:08 AM

No overclock, and like I said- I'll do my best to get the code. I'm going to leave minecraft server and minecraft running for a good while along with google chrome and a few tabs. This is how the last BSOD occured. The code I remember was all 0's with one three and 3 X's




Most new builds that have this issue are Thermal Paste related, it sounds true of yours also as you mentioned in the first post that is happens when the CPU is stressed. Overheating and Thermal paste sounds more likely than the power supply
unless, as you mentioned you were told not to use it, there is some manufacturing defect involved with it.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Most new builds that have this issue are Thermal Paste related, it sounds true of yours also as you mentioned in the first post that is happens when the CPU is stressed. Overheating and Thermal paste sounds more likely than the power supply
unless, as you mentioned you were told not to use it, there is some manufacturing defect involved with it.


He brings a good point. is the computer dirty By chance? or is the heatsink not all the way on quite right?

"It works Because I threatened it. :lol:" - " did you show it the sledgehammer" - "No, A flight of stairs"
"I don't want to be much of a forum Nazi but this situation calls for a hail Bosco and blitzkrieg someone".

If that does not work I hop in a Madcat and Blast it to microscopic Particles.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

True, checked the build it seemed fine, a lot of dust though (these problems started 4-5 weeks after the computer was bought; it was built in November). I will check the temperatures though; thanks, I never thought of that. It is the stock intel cooler aswell but we checked and there was no dust in the fins, any dusty sections we gave a good blast of compressed air with (in a can of course). All parts were ordered brand new and from PC Case Gear, Waco told me not to order that PSU; however this was when I was asking which one I should order he said
"Don't get that OCZ PSU. It's an older model with low power on separate 12v rails."
I should hopefully have some numbers and a proper error code tonight.
Laptop: Dell XPS 15 | GT540m | i7 2620QM | 6GB Ram | 750GB 7200rpm HDD|
Desktop: i3 | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | CM Storm Enforcer | Silverstone Strider Plus 750watt | Random HDD's from scavanged PC's set as dump storage |
To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
<insert deep thought provoking comment here>
Story of my life: <presses enter> Syntax Error

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Most new builds that have this issue are Thermal Paste related, it sounds true of yours also as you mentioned in the first post that is happens when the CPU is stressed. Overheating and Thermal paste sounds more likely than the power supply
unless, as you mentioned you were told not to use it, there is some manufacturing defect involved with it.



This is reply is funny.

WACO NEEDS A HUG KILLER: Intel Core i7 3770K Overclocked to 4.9GHz stable 24/7
Gigabyte Z77 UD7/ Nexus 1100/ 3 x Sappire Dual 7970's 1150-1600/ 16G G.Skill Tridents Memory Overclocked to 2200MHz cas 9
OCZ 240G Revo Drive/ Phobya WayCooLit TestBench
Custom Water/ Swiftech Apogee XT/ Liang MCP655/ Thermalchill PA120.3 plus 120.2

JEALOUS BLUE PANDA GOT MUGGED AND KICKED BY GIRL SCOUTS KILLER: Same as above with 3930K/ Gigabyte X79 UD4 when I feel like it.

JEALOUS WACO KILLER II: A10-5800K TRINITY/ ASRock A85 Extreme 4/Noctua C-14 Air Cooling/ Radeon 6670/ Seasonic 550W PSU/ 8G Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz Low-Profile Memory/ 120G OCZ Vertex 3/ 320 Veloci-Raptor/ Hauppauge Win-TV TV Tuner/ Zalman HD503 HTPC case

 

 


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Download coretemp and post the temps.

BSOD is a hardware error and is usually NOT the motherboard. start with temps. Then make sure all drivers are up to date. Next have PSU tested. Then move to stress test GPU only. There are many things that can cause a BSOD.

WACO NEEDS A HUG KILLER: Intel Core i7 3770K Overclocked to 4.9GHz stable 24/7
Gigabyte Z77 UD7/ Nexus 1100/ 3 x Sappire Dual 7970's 1150-1600/ 16G G.Skill Tridents Memory Overclocked to 2200MHz cas 9
OCZ 240G Revo Drive/ Phobya WayCooLit TestBench
Custom Water/ Swiftech Apogee XT/ Liang MCP655/ Thermalchill PA120.3 plus 120.2

JEALOUS BLUE PANDA GOT MUGGED AND KICKED BY GIRL SCOUTS KILLER: Same as above with 3930K/ Gigabyte X79 UD4 when I feel like it.

JEALOUS WACO KILLER II: A10-5800K TRINITY/ ASRock A85 Extreme 4/Noctua C-14 Air Cooling/ Radeon 6670/ Seasonic 550W PSU/ 8G Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz Low-Profile Memory/ 120G OCZ Vertex 3/ 320 Veloci-Raptor/ Hauppauge Win-TV TV Tuner/ Zalman HD503 HTPC case

 

 


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

I'll get on to that, still waiting to actually get to the computer though, I'll get my brother on the forum, it's his computer so he'll know more details than I do (I don't live with him)
Laptop: Dell XPS 15 | GT540m | i7 2620QM | 6GB Ram | 750GB 7200rpm HDD|
Desktop: i3 | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | CM Storm Enforcer | Silverstone Strider Plus 750watt | Random HDD's from scavanged PC's set as dump storage |
To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
<insert deep thought provoking comment here>
Story of my life: <presses enter> Syntax Error

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

Overheating won't cause BSOD. Trust me on this one. If the CPU fan doesn't work your computer will just shut down and not BSOD. Get the code and we'll know exactly what's going on. If you didn't overclock it's possible that it may be a video card driver issue.

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