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BSOD while idling? - [Dying Mobo]

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Was playing Skyrim for a couple hours then I closed that down and had nothing else running, come back from taking a shower and see that windows had recovered from an BSOD

Gave out error code 116 which with some research I found to pertain to GFX cards not getting enough voltage or an unstable OC.

The catch is with my motherboard being a lower end board and already having visible wear on some caps by the CPU I haven't been overclocking ANYTHING. My rig is currently running at stock everything and I still get this BSOD

Should I re-install drivers and see if that helps or is one of my cards dying on me?

Thank you for looking! thumb.gif
Edited by h0thead132 - 3/13/12 at 6:05am
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What kind of wear on the caps are you taking about ? Are they conventional caps or solid caps ? If they are conventional, are they bulging ?

If that is the case, stop immediately. I have had that happen a few years ago and the computer started acting strange, it wouldn't boot correctly, I had to reset two or three times for it to boot (I thought it was a GPU problem). I only found out the problem when I installed a voltage monitoring program and it reported that some voltages were sometimes below minimum. When I opened the case I noticed several caps were bulging and some had already blown up.
 
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What kind of wear on the caps are you taking about ? Are they conventional caps or solid caps ? If they are conventional, are they bulging ?

If that is the case, stop immediately. I have had that happen a few years ago and the computer started acting strange, it wouldn't boot correctly, I had to reset two or three times for it to boot (I thought it was a GPU problem). I only found out the problem when I installed a voltage monitoring program and it reported that some voltages were sometimes below minimum. When I opened the case I noticed several caps were bulging and some had already blown up.

Not bulging quite yet just discolored, I am trying to save up for a new Mobo but it isn't working too well with college...

Also when i started it today it did the whole long beep with two short ones signaling a bad gfx card, restarted it and it booted fine.

Going to reseat the cards and clean it out today after classes

EDIT: well I think my voltages are F****d

Voltages.jpg

I am downloading another program now but yea... I think my mobo is toast


EDIT 2: yea something is off =/

Voltages%202.jpg
Edited by h0thead132 - 3/13/12 at 6:03am
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Now that you mention the beeps, this was a a few years ago, but if I remember well, the problem with my computer was the same, and I googled the beeps and it was apparently the GPU, except it wasn't (I still have that graphics card and it still works).

Hmmm, does your motherboard have a specific program to monitor voltages (supplied by MSI in the chipset driver installation CD or from the site) ? If so, use that as it will be more accurate, that is what I did at the time and the software was calibrated to the motherboard. If not, go into the BIOS and check the voltages there.

I recommend you do a thorough inspection of the motherboard (and while you're at it the GPU too), maybe you missed a bulging cap.

You can always check the OCN classifieds, or make a post in the wanted section, I'm sure a fellow OCN member will help you out.

Cheers!
 
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Now that you mention the beeps, this was a a few years ago, but if I remember well, the problem with my computer was the same, and I googled the beeps and it was apparently the GPU, except it wasn't (I still have that graphics card and it still works).

Hmmm, does your motherboard have a specific program to monitor voltages (supplied by MSI in the chipset driver installation CD or from the site) ? If so, use that as it will be more accurate, that is what I did at the time and the software was calibrated to the motherboard. If not, go into the BIOS and check the voltages there.

I recommend you do a thorough inspection of the motherboard (and while you're at it the GPU too), maybe you missed a bulging cap.

You can always check the OCN classifieds, or make a post in the wanted section, I'm sure a fellow OCN member will help you out.

Cheers!

I did check my voltages in BIOS and they did read out ok, I ended up making a new thread in the proper section for the Mobo but it does keep sending random BSOD error codes about once a day. they range from everything including Graphics all the way to random Bluetooth divers...


also a new thing that started is that my Ethernet port keeps freezing and dropping my internet so I have to reset it.

unfortunately I am at home for the weekend and need to run some stress tests on my entire system then will determine if I need a new Mobo or it was just an OS hiccup (i really think my mobo is dead) frown.gif
Edited by h0thead132 - 3/16/12 at 1:56pm
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