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Windows 7: BSOD (restarts) while playing games

29 Apr 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What wattage are you using currently? What graphics card?

Nevermind, it's in your first post. Try 750 Watts if you can. If 600 is the best you can find, that should be fine too if it was working fine at one point.

Your card is rated for a minimum of 400 Watts, so 600 should be plenty. We usually recommend a 100 Watt safety margin, so even a 500 should work (depending on whether you have other hardware that requires more, you may still need the 600, but if you are only running the typical hardware beyond the graphics card, 500 should be fine).


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30 Apr 2012   #12
champ3n

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm currently using my friends 600w psu. I tried the same tests, and same results only furmark that crashes the computer
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30 Apr 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

That indicates either a graphics card or motherboard problem... Can you borrow your friend's graphics card to check? I realize I neglected to mention the motherboard as a possible issue. If you switch between NVIDIA and ATI cards, make sure to uninstall all software for the previous card through Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program before installing the new card. Check after any restarts that the previous software was completely removed. The following steps may help in this regard:
  1. Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Uninstall a program
  5. For NVIDIA:
    • Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
    • Restart your computer
    • Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
    • If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
    • If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed
  6. For AMD/ATI:
    • Uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager if it is listed (this should remove all AMD graphics software and drivers)
    • If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers:
      1. Click Start Menu
      2. Right Click My Computer/Computer
      3. Click Manage
      4. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
      5. Expand Display adapters
      6. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
        • Right click the adapter
        • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
        • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK

        Alternatively:
        1. Login as an adminstrative user
        2. Click Start Menu
        3. Click Control Panel
        4. Click Hardware and Sound
        5. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
        6. Expand Display adapters
        7. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
          • Right click the adapter
          • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
          • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
    • Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
    • Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts
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06 Jun 2012   #14
champ3n

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I finally got around to buying a new graphics card, I replaced the 550 ti with a 560. Have not crashed yet, thou the temp got a bit high while playing BF3. I think however that it is due to bad airflow in the tower.

But thanks for the help guys
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06 Jun 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. Make sure you get good airflow so you do not damage your system.

Glad to see it solved.
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06 Jun 2012   #16
champ3n

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I will, next pay check and ill buy a new tower, bigger and with some more fans
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