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Windows 7: BSODs from potential hardware issue?

01 May 2010   #11
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

And here's one more. My computer crashed while I was sleeping.

Exact same crash as from the 30th of April. File, address, everything.

Any thoughts on the continuing dust theory? If nothing holds water there, is it more likely to be the GPU than the RAM since video artifacts accompany most crashes?

As for memtest... I won't have time to run that until after work tonight, which is around 9:30 CST. I'll be able to make the boot disc before though.


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01 May 2010   #12
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Memtest came up absolutely spotless after running for 9 passes.
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02 May 2010   #13
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've reinstalled my OS, and I still crash. Seagate's HD diagnostic came up clean after another run through all of the tests.

Any ideas?
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03 May 2010   #14
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Tried updating my BIOS. Nothing yet so far, going to try some games, even though I feel like you guys just kind of abandoned the thread since your RAM theory fell apart.
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03 May 2010   #15
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Dump from yesterday and one from a few minutes ago.
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03 May 2010   #16
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Running Prime95 makes me crash every time within a few minutes if not less. SpeedFan said my core was in the low 40s every time it happened too. I know that temperature is a composite, is there any real chance one of the 4 cores is heating up too fast?

Should I just hit up AMD for the warranty?
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03 May 2010   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vrly View Post
Running Prime95 makes me crash every time within a few minutes if not less. SpeedFan said my core was in the low 40s every time it happened too. I know that temperature is a composite, is there any real chance one of the 4 cores is heating up too fast?

Should I just hit up AMD for the warranty?
I would.
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03 May 2010   #18
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've sent AMD the request, but in the meantime, is there anything I can do to pinpoint the issue even more? Obviously it's CPU related, but maybe the firmware got screwed up somehow, or my temperature safety limit got reset to something unusually low (e.g. 40 something).

Anyways, I'm just hoping I can somehow avoid having to reinstall a processor and heatsink/fan, so if there's any other troubleshooting I can do, please let me know.

This is pretty messed up for a processor I just bought at the end of August.
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03 May 2010   #19
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Processors, like any other piece of hardware, can fail unexpectedly and without remedy. I'd just wait for the new one to come, and not risk voiding the warranty doing stuff like baking it in the oven, shorting connections, etc.
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03 May 2010   #20
Vrly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Does the intermittent character of the issue suggest anything in regards to CPU? As in, could it possibly be my mobo or at this point is it all but certain my CPU needs replacement? I've only had it for 9 months and never overlocked a thing. =\
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