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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    I get the BSOD randomly but usually early on in each day's usage. Perhaps twice in two weeks.
    This happened before I updated to Win 10 and before I go through the tedious Driver Test that Windows will do, I wanted to get some feedback.
    My power supply is 6 years old and the PC as configured has requirements right at the max rated output.
    Is there any downside to getting a new, bigger power supply before I go through the driver test?
    TIA,

    Lew


     
  2. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Hold on bullets...What is the stop code on the error?

    What make and model is the PSU?

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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    The last two had 'machine check exception' with no associated number
     
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    I doubt it. A good power supply is a really important part of a pc. I got one built a few yesrs ago now, and it did a similar thing but it also cost me a top of the line gfx card too that burnt out. Once I upgraded the PSU it sovled the issue.

    If its on the line of the quoted power there may be an issue as your components can pull a bit more power when under a full load.

    But I've also had BSODs from memory issues in the past, some conflicts and other stuff so it might not solve the issue but I a good relyable PSU with a few watts to spare
     
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    OK...

    1.Did you overclock or have one in place?



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    It isn't overclocked now but there was one in place before.

    And I just ordered a Corsair 650
     
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    Let's ask a few questions so not to send him on a wild goose chase.

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    OK.

    2. I assume it is intel based CPU, is that correct? Let's check your CPU cooler and make sure it is seated correctly. Do you know how to inspect this?

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    In regards to your PSU order, what model is the Corsair 650, there are a couple, one model is junk.

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    rexbobcat Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    To check CPU temps download a utility like HW Monitor. You might also check the memory with a utility like memtest.
     
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    Fair play mate :)
     
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    Also, check your dumps. There's a utility that will pull them a read them. I just had to do this a couple of months ago to track down a BSOD that just wouldn't quit. Eventually found out it was a bad stick of memory.

    And about the same time I had a customer who we replaced the PSU, MOBO, memory, and basically every part in the PC under warranty and it still wouldn't get rid of the shutdowns. Eventually we just swapped the HDD with an identical computer and solved that problem.
     

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