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Windows 7: BlueScreen while playing newer games

25 Aug 2015   #41
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'm always reluctant to blame the PSU until every other component has been tested. Glad to hear all is well though and thanks for getting back to us to let us know what the problem was.


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25 Aug 2015   #42
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Your +12V rail was way too high. ATX Standards is +/- 5%. Your +12V rail was way above that. I'm not sure how I missed the post, but I guess I did.
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25 Aug 2015   #43
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm well I hate to say but did ask about the PSU in post #37 and as a matter of interest the PSU is nearly always the first thing I head for as Scott Mueller (for those who do not know of him a great authourity on computer building and computing) once quoted in his build books that the PSU is very nearly always the actual problem. You can find his exact wording in the link below. As he so rightly says the power supply is one of the most important components and in my tiny mind probably THE most important because without power nothing is going to work - unless you peddle very fast LOL!!

I do have my little ditty on this subject as you are all probably painfully aware and we may have got this sorted sooner, and I have pics of the section within the program to be used that will sort out desktop (PSU's) and laptop battery levels.

As essenbe has very correctly stated all rails must be within 5% +/- of the stated voltage or the machine will either not start at all (because the self test circuitry in the PSU itself will not give the go ahead at pin 8 on the 24 pin board socket for the CPU to even fire up) or will malfunction. So we are talking here of very finme tolerances and I am sure those who play around with over clocking will know that tiny voltage changes will affect the performance of the parts being overclocked,

For those who are interested this is the link which I think is worth keeping in mind.
Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications - Power Supplies (section 2)

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26 Aug 2015   #44
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hmm well I hate to say but did ask about the PSU in post #37
I'm not going to turn this into a pissing contest John but the PSU was questioned in post #28, the voltages were posted in post #38 and you were asked to take over in post #39. That was the last post in the thread until the OP reported back.
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