Windows 7, started crashing randomly

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  1. Roflcopter_Down

    Roflcopter_Down [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hello, Win7 Ultimate (legit key) started randomly crashing, after 6 months of running great.

    It seems to be only during 3D games. tells me event id 41. Can't find much googling. When i was younger it was always fun to reformat, now it sounds like a hassle. I haven't installed anything new since it started crashing. thanks for reading

    i7-4790k (no custom oc) w/ after market cooler
    980ti evga
    16gb ram
    1tb ssd msata w adapeter
    1tb hdd 2.5"
    ncase m1
    PG278Q

    e: only games I play are CS:GO and Divinity Origin of Sin(which i highly recommend if you like dnd rgps and splitscreen coop) through Steam
     
  2. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    The real question is this: did you install anything new BEFORE it started crashing as after it started is meaningless. ;) If you say it's only happening during gameplay then it could be a driver issue or perhaps some heat related problem more than likely.
     
  3. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Also flaky power supply maybe.
     
  4. Airbrushkid

    Airbrushkid [H]ard|Gawd

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    2nd that, power supply.
     
  5. jrweis

    jrweis Limp Gawd

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    My guess is flaky memory. Run the full 4 passes of MemTest 86+ to rule this out!
     
  6. jmilcher

    jmilcher 2[H]4U

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    Another vote for power supply. Generally memory does not fail under load.
     
  7. Roflcopter_Down

    Roflcopter_Down [H]ard|Gawd

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    Any way to test psu short of finding a replacement unit? Could it be the mobo? I dont know how to test that either...
    Ill run memtest tonight
     
  8. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Look for a program called PC-Check. It is a bootable cd that you can use to diagnose flaky hardware. Only real way to test the PSU is to swap it with a known good one, unless you have an actual PSU tester. Sometimes people buy one local and if that doesn't fix it they take it back.
     
  9. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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  10. SvenBent

    SvenBent [H]ard|Gawd

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    it can be
    CPU
    memory
    motherboard
    HDD/SSD
    cables/connectors
    PSU

    You need to do basic hardware testing to begin with
     
  11. SvenBent

    SvenBent [H]ard|Gawd

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    if its the same PC-check i tested back in the days its pretty bad at finding errors. a lot of false negative.
    memory test is weak
    CPU test is very weak

    id rather recommend do use metest86, prime 95, furmark, HDD brands diagnostic tools. CDI

    --- edit ---
    this one ?
    http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/products/pc-check/
     
  12. BulletDust

    BulletDust [H]ardness Supreme

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    Good software, bookmark saved.
     
  13. jrweis

    jrweis Limp Gawd

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    Make sure you download the "PassMark Software" version of MemTest 86 (http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm) and not the old Memtest 86+ from memtest.org or elseware.
    When using Memtest 86 make sure you choose the UEFI CD/DVD/BD boot option so that it runs version 7.2 and not the older version 4.3 that is included on the same download.
     
  14. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Quad vote for the PSU.
     
  15. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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    Tons of great software on that page. Completely random stuff you never knew existed.