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BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) appearing

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fenurch, May 14, 2010.

  1. fenurch

    fenurch

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    So I've got a fairly new system (its been around 2-3 months that I've had it) and I had never seen a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) till tonight. So it happened when I tried playing a game called A.V.A. Once I ran it, I could browse around for about 1-2 minutes before I got the BSOD. I thought this could've been some random crash so I tried it again and the same thing happened. So I left AVA alone and went on to play CSS and as usual there were no problems at all. Then I tried playing a game called Karos Online and once I got into the actual game, another BSOD appeared. So I restarted my PC and thought 'well it might be because I'm running Foobar and playing this at the same time' (no idea why I thought Foobar would affect this but yeah) but even though Foobar was off, I got another BSOD. So, what is the problem?

    For reference, this was the first time on this particular system that I tried running both games (A.V.A. and Karos) but I doubt its much to do with that.

    Could it be my PC over-heating? Maybe I should get the ol'hoover out and suck this mofo out?
  2. MN12BIRD

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    Could be anything. Bad RAM, over heating, bad PSU/not enough power, bad drivers. Have you updated any drivers lately? Get the latest video card drivers too. Run a memory test like Memtest86.com and see if it's the RAM.

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