Getting random purple screen of death

By fullbird
Oct 19, 2012
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay this is an older desktop PC... The power supply may be weak
  2. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Probably...My boss got a good deal on it. The tower and 21'' monitor with tax was $430
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    download cpuz, maybe updating the bios may help. but the weak PSU is definitely a issue
  4. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    CPUZ report (attached)

    Mainboard
    Lenovo
    MAHOBAY
    Chipset - Sandy Bridge Rev 09
    Southbridge H61 B3
    LPCIO- ITE IT8728
    BIOS- Lenovo
    Version ECKT18A
    Date 5/8/12

    Attached Files:

  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay, so on to a power supply swap, right?
  6. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    ....You aren't talking to me are you? I don't know what to do...Unless that is your suggestion...
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Yes, this is your thread, so I am talking to you. After trying all that we have tried, swapping the power supply would be the next thing to try
  8. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ok...You phrased it like a question, I wasn't sure. 700W sufficient you think? Higher? Lower?
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    I would say just talk to your boss. it is not worth replacing a PSU to such a old PC.
  10. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Computer was just purchased like 2 weeks ago. Boss is a bit of a cheapskate. A quick Google search, 450w PSUs can be had for around $30+, and 700w around $50+, so....
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    ohh, I thought this was old. that is odd. update the bios. what is the serial number on the pc or the model number
     
  12. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Lenovo K410-11681KU
    Serial number : ES10027605
  13. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    What version of windows?
  14. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/ go here and type in your model (k410) and input whatever info it needs. their site is slow at the moment and they posted a message addressing it. find the bios driver and install it. did you try the video card installation I told you about?
  15. fullbird

    fullbird Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Not yet.
    I am organizing inventory, a huge database, and accounting for the last 12 months (about $6M in transactions and inventory) with the previous person in my position apparently being either functionally retarded or some sort of monkey. Not to mention new data, receipts, invoices, etc. that I get throughout the day. I am doing the computer stuff when I can fit it in. Since I took out new vid card and reconnected to old one I have not had any BSODs. I want the new vid card so I can have dual monitors. I will try to get BIOS driver and do the video card installation as you described. It might be several hours.


    Just sayin....
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Since the title of this thread is "Getting random purple screen of death"..., wouldn't it be more logical to think that it is a video driver or card problem because the error screen is purple rather than the normal blue color. With all that has been tried, a power supply really would be suspect
  17. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    np, take ur time. why a 5450 though?
  18. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    true


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