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to day I was in the comp lab, and I noticed that one of the comps had the blue screen of death.. I fortunatly have never actually gotten it before. Just wondering if anybody else has, discuss
Definition of the B.S.O.D
post #2 of 12
I used to get them randomly for no reason at all. Maybe once a month. Just bam. Not a hardware issue, as that was all stable. Probably some driver or something. Maybe that $20 wireless card.
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1) I sometimes get it when i overclock to far.
2) When my comp decides to bum and reject the gpu drivers.
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I had windows 98 before SE...enough said.
    
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Snerp View Post
I had windows 98 before SE...enough said.
and all that "explorer.exe has performed an 'illegal' operation and will be shut down" crap, oooh that made me want to throw the PC down the stairs and light it on fire....


I get the BSOD whenever i garbage pick a computer that doesnt like windows XP...
    
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post #6 of 12
i have had one that said my comp would shut down and noting happend when i used win98 se
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xp gives me atitude sometimes. t says an unmountable drive exists in the blue screen and it can't load. so i get mad and break things
    
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I was infected with a trojan earlier on today, got a few blue screens but managed to kill the scum before it spread through my whole comp
 
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post #9 of 12
I have seen my fair share of BSODs from the time direct x 9 came out til now trying to make things work on computers that shouldnt.

Although i will never see one on my new rig seeing as it is running linux.
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post #10 of 12
My newest fav BSOD when Overclocking is the trap_error - its a STOP on line blah blah zeros and X's -- dumps mem. Im sure it has to do with load voltages or cpu calculation errors, since it only occurs when Im at full load benching/testing a new overclock, and then once I add in more volts, its all good. Hasnt errored on the RAM yet, I think... and I havent blown anything up, but a vcore of 1.6 (highest this mobo will push) is just not enough to get a stable 2.8 OC - and the stock cooling is up to the task, full load for 20 hours (2.7ghz) on prime95 only put it at 55C, its still got 5C headroom, ATLEAST. Ah well maybe my expectations for this CPU/MOBO were too high. :shrug: it was still fun, and I can get this thing to boot to Xp with a FSB of 330 O.O - idle temps of 45C though. and crashing ensues in under 5 minutes, yay BSoD :/
    
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