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Windows 7: is my system under powered?

23 Jul 2011   #51
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Attachment 166564 Here is the 64bit Prime 95 zip file.
Free Software - GIMPS Prime's home page.
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/default.php#newusers Instructions for new users.

Type msconfig into the Start Search, enter and open the Startup tab and post a snip of it please.


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23 Jul 2011   #52
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you update the BIOS? Also, forget the update utility, just update the drivers manually.
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23 Jul 2011   #53
kalelreturns

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

ok , download worked. will run the test overnight. heres the snip of the startup tab: Capture.PNG. No i didnt update the BIOS, and I can't install the update utility and I never have manually updated it, I heard it can be dangerous if you dont know what your doing.
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23 Jul 2011   #54
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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23 Jul 2011   #55
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Keep a clse watch on CPU temps. Here is the tutorial on Prime95
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23 Jul 2011   #56
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, uncheck everything in your startup EXCEPT for Malwarebytes and MSE, if that is what the Microsoft entry is. Reboot and test. enable the startups one at a time and reboot, test again with each one. when you get the BSOD, you'll know probably if one of those is causing it.
You really don't have to have in startup:
Google Update
Steam
Power DVD
Adobe Reader, very bloated
Java platform
Quick Time
iTunes

These will run as you need them.
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24 Jul 2011   #57
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What happens when you hit the power button? Does anything appear on the screen?
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24 Jul 2011   #58
kalelreturns

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I fixed it, had to reset my BIOS. Probably need to update my BIOS. what kind of test should I run, the small FFTs, in-place large FFTs, or Blend?
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24 Jul 2011   #59
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Run the small FFTs to begin with. Follow the tutorial I gave you a link for. It will explain exactly how to run the test. Keep a close watch on CPU temps and shut it down if the temps get dangerously high.

EDIT: the blend test is AKA torture test. With your issues I would not recommend that. Maybe run that after sorting everything out.
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24 Jul 2011   #60
kalelreturns

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

tried running small FFTs test, and computer froze up. Bad CPU?
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