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Windows 7: PC randomly crashes when gaming?

08 Nov 2012   #101
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

FWIW, I was able to find the screenshots in post 95 by rightclicking, selecting properties, copy the link, paste into address bar. For some reason they're not resolved within the post.

So what are you saying, you selected "Enable Smart" in ESTools?

Was there anything you saw in any of the diagnostics programs that you ran that indicated to you whether SMART was currently enabled or disabled?

Based on what Seatools reported I would think they would have discovered SMART was disabled. Unless, of course, Seatools was not capable of reading the status properly to begin with. It would be interesting to see if Seatools now reports SMART as enabled...


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08 Nov 2012   #102
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

yeah, I see them now in both posts, thanks. I actually clicked on the link I posted and the image was found, when I returned to the forum everything showed.

Dunno - go figger.
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08 Nov 2012   #103
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

OP, install the drivers you had on your computer before, if you originally used the disk then use the disk again, and let Windows Update update it.
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08 Nov 2012   #104
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUser01 View Post
Some questions
1, Normally I use 64 bit dose that matter? This time should I use 32 bit?
2, Network drivers should I use my disk or download the ones from the site?

-J
Some Answers
1. Use 64 bit
2. I would recommend using the ones that were on the drive to keep this as a controlled test environment.

What you are trying to do is set this drive up as close to the one you had in the computer earlier, this way we are only testing the physical drive and not the software.
Good point. On top of that he'd lose 4 GB memory.
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08 Nov 2012   #105
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Now we've done it! I agree with tlarseth on the merit of troubleshooting. I agree with Greg on the merit of newest driver.

I suppose the best practices win. Go with what came with the motherbaord and if there are issues, try the newer driver.

Of course, Greg or F5ing or another member might offer yet another opinion - lol
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
Some Answers
1. Use 64 bit
2. I would recommend using the ones that were on the drive to keep this as a controlled test environment.

What you are trying to do is set this drive up as close to the one you had in the computer earlier, this way we are only testing the physical drive and not the software.
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08 Nov 2012   #106
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

My advice was to first install the disk which is the original driver he used, and then let Windows Update bring the driver up to date, thus in the end giving him the latest Microsoft approved driver. I am agreeing with the others, but telling him how he should get to that install they want him at.
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08 Nov 2012   #107
MrUser01

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

@F5ing,
Can you see the images now?
And here you are Seatools: [IMG]http://s8.**************/dd4m65al1/2012_11_08_281.jpg[/IMG]

@Slartybart,
Not sure why that happen? I was going to say make sure your not blacking from **************

@tlarseth,
Will do!

@F5ing,
I have 8GBs of ram so if I lose 4 I would have 4? xD I don't what you said there.

@Slartybart,
I will be swapping drives later , I just wanted to know if I should use my disk (which was shipped with my motherboard, Or just download them from the site) Guess I will go with disk? But I will wait for others to see what they say.

@tlarseth,
<3

-J
<3
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08 Nov 2012   #108
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Images are fine now, F5ing had the same problem, so it wasn't just me. You were mostly likely able to see them because they were in your cache. Everything image related resolved itself.

You have Win 7 ultimate - different versions of Windows can manage different max memory - on top of that 32 bit can't manage as much as 64 bit. I'd have to check but you might not lose 4 mb (utimate). It's moot - you're install the 64 bit Windows.

I went back and read comments re: "the driver".
If you need the driver... is the first point
--> after that the conversation is ambiguous - "use the one on the disk" or "use the one on the drive", so I can understand any confusion.


The best practices answer is:
Use the driver that shipped with your mobo.
Let Windows Update provide the driver it wants for your hardware.

I'm done with this question. There were only two possible choices. Now there is only one.
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08 Nov 2012   #109
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUser01 View Post
@F5ing,
Can you see the images now?
I saw them already, just had to hunt them down. They're popping up just fine now though -- no hunting necessary.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUser01 View Post
And here you are Seatools: [IMG]http://s8.**************/dd4m65al1/2012_11_08_281.jpg[/IMG]
Okay, thanks. Looks like Seatools isn't capable of reading the SMART status of that drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUser01 View Post
@F5ing,
I have 8GBs of ram so if I lose 4 I would have 4? xD I don't what you said there.
32 bit w7 can only utilize up to 4 GB, so the other 4 would be useless.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUser01 View Post
I will be swapping drives later , I just wanted to know if I should use my disk (which was shipped with my motherboard, Or just download them from the site) Guess I will go with disk? But I will wait for others to see what they say.
I might be thinking of another thread. Didn't you lose internet/network access on your current install (due to a fresh install)?
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08 Nov 2012   #110
gregrocker

 

Let Win7 provided the drivers. In Win8 we don't even interact with driver installs, this is a WIn7 improvement.

After all Updates are installed import any missing drivers from the Support Downloads webpage for the device. We can help you find any.

SeaTools may misreport SMART status on other models as there's another case today of that.
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