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Sporadic BSODs

By levone
Mar 22, 2013
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  1. Hello all and thanks for reading my issue.

    My computer is not very stable when idling or under light load. (listening to music, browsing the web. Doing nothing...)

    Yet it seems to be perfectly fine when I'm gaming.

    Occasionally I get a BSOD with an F4 code. However, most of the time when it crashes the screen just displays this window blinds look, so I figured my video card was junk. So I took it out and sure enough, no problems using the integrated card.

    I sent the card off to XFX to have it tested and they didn't find anything wrong with it..
    I thought maybe the motherboard so I replaced it (and the ram.. Went from a DDR2 board to DDR3), yet still have this crashing problem.

    This has been happening for a very long time now over various GPU driver versions.
    At current, I have the latest.

    Specs:

    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 840 13 °C
    Propus 45nm Technology
    RAM
    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-20)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M LX PLUS (AM3R2) 28 °C
    Graphics
    Acer P215H (1920x1080@60Hz)
    AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (XFX Pine Group) [6950 fla
    Hard Drives
    149GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AAJS-22PSA0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 °C
    932GB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 ATA Device (SATA) 28 °C
    Optical Drives
    No optical disk drives detected
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    The minidumps are essentially blank, not showing any relative data
     
  3. levone

    levone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm wondering if my psu is junk.

    I hear they can cause some really strange hard to pinpoint errors.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    You don't mention the power supply in the posted specs. What is it and how old is it?
     
  5. levone

    levone TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    You could try another power supply...
     


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