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Ok, I put this in the power supply section because I think it might be my power supply at fault here. Anyways, my computer has been running fine until 2 days ago, when I tried starting it up and after the BIOS screen it flashed the BSOD (only was able to read a few words and I think it said something about hardware failure or something). I tried restarting it again and it started up just fine and kept running for a day and 1/2 until right now when I was playing Condemned: Criminal Origins and right in the middle of it was a BSOD. Does this sound like a power supply issue or something else?

Note that my PSU has had a broken fan for a while and only has a functioning outtake fan. Correction I just checked and the outtake fan is no longer functioning, but the intake fan is working.... what the hell is going on. Anyways there are times when my PSU would make some kinda weird noises. It could have just been the malfunctioning fans trying to power up though.

I did have my CPU overclocked from 2.2 Ghz to 2.5 Ghz, with the vcore pushed from 1.35v to 1.4v and my ram from 400 mhz down to 333 mhz. Could that have been the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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if the psu has been making noises etc, and now youre getting odd bsod's I would suspect the psu - especially now that a fan is dead. It could be that the sounds were the fan dying, like you said, but now due to lack of proper air flow it could be overheating, or altogether just dying. If you can get your hands on a temporary replacement psu you could run that and see if the symptoms stop
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I'm thinking I might just RMA this PSU (assuming they let me) and get get one with both fans that work. Got 6 months left on the standard warranty, but if you register your product you get a lifetime warranty... problem is I don't remember if I registered it or not lol.
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