Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sudden BSOD on newer PC

02 May 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Dell Support

Not sure where you live so you'll probably need to select your region from the link at the top of Dell's page.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 May 2011   #12
mgorman87

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corso View Post
online it says a 250watt power supply but are you wanting the actual model and what not?
No. Did you add/change anything in your system or is it how you bought it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #13
Corso

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

yes, as soon as the pc arrived i turned it on for first time use, than shut it down and added in the other harddrive from my other pc to this one, its the 488GB harddrive listed second in my first post. i added it the same day not just recently.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 May 2011   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Try disconnecting the HDD you added to see if that stops the blue screening.

I suppose you could be overloading the power supply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #15
mgorman87

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corso View Post
yes, as soon as the pc arrived i turned it on for first time use, than shut it down and added in the other harddrive from my other pc to this one, its the 488GB harddrive listed second in my first post. i added it the same day not just recently.
Code:
 	ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 Graphics  

Speeds & Feeds 
  • Engine clock speed: From 400Mhz to 650Mhz
  • Processing power (single precision): 104 GigaFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: From 400M to 650M polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 12.8 Billion to 20.8 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (billinear filtered): 3.2 Gigatexels - 5.2 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 1.6 Gigapixels - 2.6 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 10.4 Gigasamples/sec
  • Memory clock speed: 400 MHz DDR2 and up to 800 MHz DDR3
  • Memory data rate: 0.8 Gbps DDR2 and up to 1.6 Gbps DDR3
  • Memory bandwidth: 6.4 GB/sec (DDR2) and up to 12.8 GB/sec (DDR3)
  • Typical power: 19.1Watts
  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 400 Watt or greater power supply recommended
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to AMD Certified Power Supplies for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
So to start off. ATI recommends a 400w or greater PSU. You have a 250w. So right there you will start to have problems. I would remove your second hard drive that you added and see if the BSODs become less frequent or longer periods between them. Because you have a mini desktop it is hard to find a decent PSU that you can replace.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #16
Corso

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

that would make sense, is there any evidence or pointers that could be the problem in the dump logs i uploaded? i don't know why dell would build a brand new pc like that if the specs call for a better psu. i will pull the cover off and see what power supply is actually in there because the 250W spec i got was off the base model on the website and i customized it adding a better stock HD and an upgrading video card so they may have upgrading the power supply as well to accomodate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Looking at the information mgorman87 posted you've no choice but to remove the second hard drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #18
mgorman87

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To what seavixen said in the beginning, you might as well let Dell figure out what's wrong with it if you don't want to mess around.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sudden BSOD on newer PC




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
many different BSOD all of the sudden
Hello my name is Johnny and I have a 4 month old custom desktop. (specs in bio) I have been able to play many games at highest quality with great fps, but recently my computer has been giving me BSOD while webrowsing and playing Guild Wars 2. Also the computer would freeze, but that only happened...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD playing any newer game/watching streams.
The screen just freezes and the sound is stuttering really really high. Also sometimes when watching flash videos (youtube etc) the video just gets green and skips fast to the end :(. Im really bad at these things. Also this is the first time ive gotten a BSOD from the crash, all other times...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on new computer when playing newer games
Hello, I just built a brand new computer, and it's very fast and stable except when playing games. The two that always BSOD within 20 minutes are Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Crysis. I play with the settings maxed out, and it's silky smooth (until it crashes). Other games that don't have high...
BSOD Help and Support
[BSOD] Enabling Crossfire on Catalyst newer than 10.11
I use Apple Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) with the following specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2x Intel Xeon E5472 3.0 GHz 32 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM Micron/Hynix 2xATI Radeon HD5770 1 GB DDR5 XFX + Apple genuine Realtek High Definition Audio Apple Cinema HD Display 23" 1x Kingston SSDNow 40 GB 4x...
BSOD Help and Support
Sudden BSOD
my system suddenly BSOD with the error "Reference at Pointer"
BSOD Help and Support
Sudden BSOD
Hey I built my system about a week ago and besides a bad video card have been going along with no issues. However last night my system had a sudden BSOD while I was on the internet. Now it will boot into windows in safe mode but if I try to start normally it just blue screens on me again within 30...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App