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Windows 7: BSOD no new hardware old system

09 Jun 2013   #1

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BSOD no new hardware Bad_ _Header

Had the system for a few years just started getting BSOD. Went through updated everything I could think of. Ran 7+ cycles of memtest no faults found. Here are the two latest minidumps and my system specs. It happens at random time. In the middle of the night when no one is on up to high usage during game play. Started about 3 months after a full system format and restore.

Here are links to my .dmp files since I can't upload them here

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Model MS-7514
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, 2603 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V2.5, 4/9/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.11 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.44 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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09 Jun 2013   #2

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

Hello and welcome mixdiver ?old system mate might be the PSU try this
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09 Jun 2013   #3

windows 7

says i don't have permission. but i will check out my psu.
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09 Jun 2013   #4

windows 7

Ok went the old fashion way with a volt meter I get 15.8v as a high on yellow but it sometimes dips to 8-9 volts over about 30 secs and 5v red real steady both in the molex connector. My 20 pin is kinda hard to get to but the best I could get on the orange was in the milli V area not even close to the 3v I also can't be sure I was making good contact either the pins on my volt meter are a little big for this type of work. I did get different readings on different orange contacts so take it for what i could get. Hope that helps.

Put some stress on the computer and yellow hovered between 8.5 and 9.3v red was 5v under stress
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09 Jun 2013   #5

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

Ok mixdiver here is another easy way to get to measure the twenty pin PSU - Jump Start

The 15.8v is extremely high mate and dipping to 8-9v is just not acceptable 11.4v is regarded as bottom end mark.

So maybe time to check out another PSU - no spares hanging around I suppose?
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09 Jun 2013   #6

windows 7

No but my brother might will have to give him a buzz and see what he has laying around. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Will update if i can get a swap.
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09 Jun 2013   #7

windows 7

So the brother has a older one somewhere he says so we will see how that goes. If it works time to get me a new one. Anything I can do to slow down the BSOD in the mean time. I have my laptop just prefer my desktop.
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09 Jun 2013   #8

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

Sorry late reply mixdiver just personally I wouldn't be running the machine with the volts all over the place like that it could fry something that you don't want it to.

Just out of interest what PSU have you in it right now - brand and watts .

If you cannot find watts printed on it (unlikely) you can work that out by finding the details of the 12 volt rail and take the volt (12) and multiply it by the current (amps) it should state the amps with the 12v on the sticker.

So if for example it says 12v and the current is 25 amps then 12 x 25 = 300 watts. see pic
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10 Jun 2013   #9

windows 7

its a 650 w the brand Glacial power. Based on my computer specs could i go down in W this computer was build for expansion and i never did. I have shut the computer down.
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10 Jun 2013   #10

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

Well I guess it does depend on the budget and how far down you want to downscale but these two are real nice for a general purpose use.

I always use Corsairs and the Seasonic is a well known brand too

SeaSonic SS-350ET Bronze 350W ATX12V V2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -
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