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Offline CJones

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Blue Screen of Death
« on: December 23, 2018, 02:49:08 PM »
I've had this computer at least 5 years, and it never BSoD'ed me until 6 months ago. Since then it's done this 4 times.

The only relevant error code I had enough time to write done was WHDA.

Does anyone have any advice?


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Re: Blue Screen of Death
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 04:00:32 PM »
Which version of Windows? 7, 8, 10? And mechanical hard drive or SSD?


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Re: Blue Screen of Death
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 08:09:38 PM »
Which version of Windows? 7, 8, 10? And mechanical hard drive or SSD?

Windows 10, and I have both drives, but the machine boots from the HDD 


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Re: Blue Screen of Death
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 09:57:34 PM »
Did you mean WHEA error? 

Run a full scan (error checking) on all disks, see if that finds any issues.

Use something like Core Temp to look at your CPU temperature(s), to see if they are overheating.  Have you ever blown dust out of the CPU heat exchanger?

Windows 10 has a memory diagnostic to check your ram, here's a page on how to run it:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-your-pc-memory-problems-windows-10

Random ram issues can sometimes be fixed by simply pulling and reinserting the ram modules. 


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Re: Blue Screen of Death
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 01:14:05 PM »
I will those suggestions out. Thanks :)

And yes. I did mean WHEA.


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Re: Blue Screen of Death
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 05:49:15 PM »
So it looks like my overclocking is what was causing it. Since I disabled it I haven't seen any issues.

But it's odd, I've been running this computer OCed for 3 years, but only now has it been giving me trouble. The heat sink is probably at fault. When I get the chance I'll take it apart and clean it.


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Re: Blue Screen of Death
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 06:41:41 PM »
So it looks like my overclocking is what was causing it. Since I disabled it I haven't seen any issues.

But it's odd, I've been running this computer OCed for 3 years, but only now has it been giving me trouble. The heat sink is probably at fault. When I get the chance I'll take it apart and clean it.

Could be dust blocking airflow, the fan wearing out and running slow, or the thermal paste has lost it's effectiveness. I've been using the stuff with diamond powder in it and that gave me the lowest temperatures.

Do you have a fan/temperature monitor program, "core temp" is free:
https://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/