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Getting random purple screen of death

By fullbird
Oct 19, 2012
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

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

    fullbird TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

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

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

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

    fullbird TS Rookie 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
     

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  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

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

    fullbird TS Rookie 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: 17,222   +231

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

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

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

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

    fullbird TS Rookie 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. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Lenovo K410-11681KU
    Serial number : ES10027605
     
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    What version of windows?
     
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    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 TS Rookie 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: 17,222   +231

    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. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

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

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    true
     

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