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post #11 of 18 Old 08-03-2013, 11:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thank you to everybody who took their time to try and help. I gave up on trying to find a solution to the problem, as somebody just gave me their old computer, which happens to be a lot better than what i was using before. I put my old hard drive and gpu in the better pc and can play games fine now. Again, thank you for the productive responses, and take care!
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In this since it still works with old hdd in new pc it was most likely a bum bios or a power supply issue since it only occurred when pc was under load of both gpu and cpu
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In this since it still works with old hdd in new pc it was most likely a bum bios or a power supply issue since it only occurred when pc was under load of both gpu and cpu

Not exactly, an *F4 bugcheck can be software / device driver related as well, and that's why I requested a Driver Verifier after hard disk diagnostics. But, as we now know, none of that will be necessary : )


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In this since it still works with old hdd in new pc it was most likely a bum bios or a power supply issue since it only occurred when pc was under load of both gpu and cpu

In my experience faulty power supplies don't cause BSODs. Faulty power supplies, if anything, tend to produce random reboots. I have an HP EX490 MediaSmart Server that started rebooting randomly, and I could reproduce the problem on demand simply by applying heavy I/O load to the hard drives. The server had a single SSD and three 7200 RPM HDDs. Once those three HDDs had a sustained load, the server would reboot itself. Replacing the PSU solved the problem for me.

Of course, just because I never had a BSOD resulting from a bad PSU doesn't mean it can't happen. Fortunately PSUs are pretty easy to replace, so it may be worth replacing the PSU if you don't want to scrap that machine.
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perhaps he had bad ram... i heard people have problems resulting from ram having issues cooling properly...
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perhaps he had bad ram... i heard people have problems resulting from ram having issues cooling properly...

RAM generally never overheats unless it's being pushed passed its limits (i.e overclocking). Given that the bugcheck at the time was *F4, I am inclined to believe possible hard disk or device driver issues. If it was RAM (whether it was incorrect BIOS setting, faulty memory, etc), we may have seen more bugchecks along the lines of MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, etc.


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bad case air flow and he did say it was an older computer which means back in the day would get quite hot since most gaming ram is now ran with heatsinks on them.

I am not saying in any way that it is not a device or driver issue. but since he transferred the hdd we can eliminate drive failure and gpu i assume we can eliminate that driver since he probably updated it before asking for bsod help. I am just throwing out additional food for thought on the subject.

I am no expert on bsod and i do truly believe 99.9% of them are driver related
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I am no expert on bsod and i do truly believe 99.9% of them are driver related

You wouldn't be too far off making that assumption, so don't worry.


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