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Multiple BSODs, would love some direction

By quikclik2
Feb 21, 2013
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  1. I've had multiple BSOD's over the course of the past couple weeks. Computer is about 2 years old, and has had no problems up until now.

    Spec:
    CPU - AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0ghz
    Motherboard - Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
    RAM - Crucial 2gb (2x1gb) 240-pin DDR3 SDram 1333
    Also added Crucial Ballistix Sport 4gb 240-pin DDR3 Sdram 1333 about 3 months ago. Have since removed and the problem still persists. Have also tried running with just this stick and still, same problem.
    GPU - Upgraded to Zotac ZT-60501-10L about 3 months ago. Have since removed it and switched back to on board GPU and the problem still persists
    PSU - Using the one that came with this case.....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192089
    OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (same OS that's been running from the get go)

    BSOD seems to present itself mainly when watching and/or streaming video. Ran disk check, and the disk check software from western digital, all came back clean. Ran memtest86+ several times, with all sticks, and each stick by itself, with no errors. I'm at a loss, and would LOVE any help to lead me in the right direction before I chuck it out the window.
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    What antivirus program are you running?
     
  3. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

  5. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I'll take care of that when I get home and report back.
     
  6. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Uninstalled AVG, installed Security Essentials, made sure I had all windows updates, scanned (nothing found), reboot, and as soon as I hit play on a movie, presented with this BSOD
     

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  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Run a check on the C drive by going to computer. Right-click on the C drive. Select properties, tools, check now. Put a check mark in both boxes to set a disk check on the next start up...
    Also, turn off automatic restart by going to Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, Advanced, start up and recovery. Uncheck automatically restart
     
  8. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Automatic restart is off. I did a disk check at restart a couple days ago, but I will give it another shot
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    If automatic restart is off, this may be a power supply issue
     
  10. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Check disk was fine, double checked and automatic restart is indeed off. Any advice on troubleshoot the power supply? Other than what was in the tutorial for checking in speedfan? I really appreciate your help thus far.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Ah yes, that 300 watt PS is not strong enough and it is the cause of all this. Because of the case size, it may be hard to find a power supply over 450 watts that will fit
     
     
  12. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not that I doubt you, but if that's the cause of the problem, why has it worked trouble free for so long?
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Power supplies weaken over time. Especially the ones like you have installed...
     
  14. quikclik2

    quikclik2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Makes since. Well I sincerely appreciate all your advice, thanks a lot!
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    You are very welcome:)
     


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