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Hello, I have been working hard on trying to find the cause of my random blue screens. I reinstalled windows today. Ran Furmark Multi-gpu on my 280's and nothing. Ran OCCT CPU test and after about 30 seconds of testing BSOD. Should I return my Q8300 to Microcenter (under 30 days old)?
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post #2 of 7
If it's blue screening at stock, then it would probably be related to your motherboard or RAM. CPUs are extremely hard to kill unless you were heavily overclocking or damaged the chip physically somehow.

Try running Memtest86+.
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Not to label you as a noob or anything, but since your CPU is overclocked, can't it be a bad overclock? Maybe raise those volts a little, see what happens.
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post #4 of 7
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If it's blue screening at stock, then it would probably be related to your motherboard or RAM. CPUs are extremely hard to kill unless you were heavily overclocking or damaged the chip physically somehow.

Try running Memtest86+.
Agree if no drivers or programs are installed on fresh copy of windows and everthing else set to stock then something is wrong with you hardware. Plus with so little detail its hard to actually help other than speculate.
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Cpu is at stock. Ram is running at manufactures recommended settings (5-5-5-15 1066mhz PC2 8500 @2.1v ) CPUID Here
Edited by KJ4MRC - 1/28/11 at 7:02pm
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post #6 of 7
Dude your not going to get anywhere with so little info being provided go to this site and follow the posting intruction and make a new thread they will help you out they helped me day ago and it turned out it was avast that was causing bsod
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Edit it will take a bit for them to answer but its because they have to read all you're error files.
Edited by theproodnoob - 1/28/11 at 7:05pm
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post #7 of 7
reinstall windows and then all drivers. see if that does the trick.
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