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Windows 7: Repeated crashing, possibly faulty power supply?

14 Jan 2015   #11

Windows 7 Pro 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fezzik View Post
That's it

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14 Jan 2015   #12

win 7 64 bit

you would have to remove the graphics card from computer before using the onboard vga port.
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14 Jan 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

My new supply will be here on Friday. Would it be okay if I waited until then to post back here just because if that fixes the problem then I won't have to worry about this?
I'll try to read up on how to remove a graphics card in the interim.
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14 Jan 2015   #14

win 7 64 bit

that will be fine. we will be here
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14 Jan 2015   #15

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fezzik View Post
This is my computer: CyberpowerPC Stealth Raider 250 Desktop PC Intel Core i7 4790 (3.6GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit -

I got this computer in November. I didn't used to have issues, but in the past two days my computer has been dying while gaming. It doesn't blue screen, it goes straight to a black screen and I have to hold down the power button to power it off and restart. Sometimes, when I restart the computer, there will be a BSOD notification (as in, the little window popping up just to let me know something happened), but not always. This culminated today in something like 3 crashes in a row within minutes of each other, and then I was unable to even see my screen as in when I turned it back on the computer's lights came on and its fans were running but there was no output to my monitor. I opened it up and tightened any connections (nothing was really loose) and tried again and this time it powered up, hence me being able to post this. My power supply is 450W and I'm thinking maybe that it just can't handle my gaming and I should replace it with a 600W supply, but obviously don't want to do that without being sure that's the problem.
I looked at the dump files and I saw they mentioned my graphics driver but I have kept it up to date.

It's within the one year warranty so perhaps I should just send it back.

Thanks for all your help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fezzik View Post
Update: tried to power it on today and it made this weird twanging sound. It tried to boot for a few seconds after that but then restarted and again twanged at which point I powered it off.

Finally managed to power it on again after unplugging it for 30 seconds.
I would ship it back under warranty
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14 Jan 2015   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Can you post your reasoning for that? It would be very expensive which is why I'd like to try swapping power supplies first if nothing else. If it doesn't work I can just put the original supply back the way I found it and then mail it to them. At least that's how I'm looking at it.
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14 Jan 2015   #17

win 7 64 bit

i had missed that you just got it in november. i too would of suggested returning it under warranty. if you swap parts on it that could void the warranty.
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15 Jan 2015   #18

Windows 10 Professional x64

Well i think it is not the PSU according to your dump it is a graphics problem.
Run DDU(Display Driver Uninstaller) and make sure to check the "Delete C:/AMD and C:/NIVIDA folders"
Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
This is the guide for how to run it.
After you've run DDU and checked the Delete C:/AMD and C:/NIVIDA folder install your graphics drivers again.
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15 Jan 2015   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Because I only have 3 brain cells, could we have some system specs so we know what we are working with.
I never assume their is just one problem.

You can use these tutorials to show you how.

By Brink:

System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:

Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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15 Jan 2015   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Laith: I'll get back to you on that, I can't this very moment but will post back once I do. :) Thank you.

Layback Bear: Attached to my first post is a folder with the SF Diagnostic tool output as well as a link to my computer specs per the manufacturer. Please let me know if that's not enough and when I get back on the faulty computer I'll go ahead and grab a Speccy log for you. I'm away from the computer right now. Thanks for your help.
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