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Windows 7: Constant BSOD from 3d gaming, ntoskrnl+7cc40

25 Mar 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

post #6 provides temperature monitoring software, and I had strongly suggested monitoring the temperatures during the test. What temperatures did the system reach during Furmark?


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25 Mar 2012   #12
Vimicry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Forgot to mention that. I redid the test again and at around 1200 frames, I crashed at around 92-95 degrees celcius (AMD Turion II M520 core temp).
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25 Mar 2012   #13
Wrench97

Win 7
 
 

95c is way too warm, AMD laptop chips run hotter then Intel but not that warm.

Make sure the vents and heatsink are clean use compressed air to blow them out.
Make sure the fan is actually spinning.
If the temps are still high it'll be time to redo the thermal paste/pads.
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25 Mar 2012   #14
Vimicry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay then. I'll try to get compressed air to blow into my vents.
I don't feel one bit comfortable opening up my laptop so I don't think I'll be redoing the thermal paste.
However, if I can't get compressed air, is there any alternative solutions to keeping my computer cool?
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25 Mar 2012   #15
Wrench97

Win 7
 
 

No the compressed air is the best way, most office supply stores, some hardware stores, I've even seen it at Walmart.
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29 Mar 2012   #16
Vimicry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So I sprayed some air up my vents and it seemed to do the trick, haven't got a BSOD in a while. Even if compressed air is the best way, when I get a hold of some I'll use it to definitely clean out the dust. I used a ball pump with a pin and my temperature lowered by around 15 degrees.
Before Spray (gaming): 90 degrees
Now (gaming): 70-80 degrees
Much better than before. Thanks a lot for the help guys! If I get another blue screen in the next 2 weeks, I'll post up on it.
Again, thanks an incredible amount for helping me understand what was wrong and for the fast responses.
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30 Mar 2012   #17
Wrench97

Win 7
 
 

You're still on the warm side, don't let it go too long without getting the compressed air
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07 Apr 2012   #18
Vimicry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

High temperatures are back, this time, I tried opening my laptop to get the dust out of my laptop but ended up having a stripped screw. such bad luck. :/
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07 Apr 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Were you able to get the compressed air?

  • To remove dust, follow the subsequent general procedure. If you have a desktop bought from Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, etc. make sure removing the desktop casing will not void your warranty first. Call the company if you are still under warranty and ask if it is okay to remove the casing and blow dust out. The procedure described is fine for laptops; just make sure no stickers are on panels saying if you remove the panel it will void the warranty.
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Remove the casing for a desktop, or remove any screwed on panels and disc drives for laptops.
    5. Blow out the dust inside by using a can of compressed air or a low pressure compressor. You will want to put the computer on a desk or table so you can maintain the can in an upright position if using a can of air. Blow into all crevices on the motherboard, heat sinks, cards, modules, etc. for a desktop. Blow into vents, opened panels, disc drive areas, USB ports, and the keyboard if it is a laptop. You may also want to blow inside the disc drive by replacing the drive to the laptop, starting the computer, opening the drive, and then turning off the computer and removing all power as described above including the 30 second power button step. For a desktop, you may also want to blow inside the disc drive by starting the computer, opening the drive, and then turning off the computer and removing all power as described above including the 30 second power button step.
    6. Replace casing for the desktop. Replace panels and disc drive (if you have not already done so) for the laptop.
    7. Plug power supplies in. AC adapter for the desktop. Battery and then AC Adapter for the laptop.
    8. Start the computer and see if performance is better.

I wouldn't worry if you cannot get all panels off or open up areas of the laptop to clean out the dust. I have cleaned many laptops just by having the laptop off and blowing into any vents in the system. You can also blow into the keyboard and other heat dissipating areas, and it will usually clean the laptop thoroughly enough to get it running properly. The important thing is to have a compressed air can so you have the pressure to do a thorough cleaning.
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26 Apr 2012   #20
Vimicry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

BSODs are back, much more common, overheating wasn't the problem apparently.. i'm running at much lower temperatures now.
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