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Random BSOD, 4-5 times a day

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Asurah, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. Asurah

    Asurah Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2008
    Hey there,
    I used to have some problems with my machine, running WinXP, and had some BSOD before but in a very low frequency. It would've gone weeks without one sometimes. Recently I've upgraded my graphics card and power supply unit, so I also decided to upgrade for Vista, just for the DX10 support in games. But ever since I upgraded I've been having random BSOD for 4-5 times a day, sometimes more, for no apparent reason. I'll be watching a stream online, and it'll crash. Launch a game, and suddenly crash. Even when I'm just browsing the internet, it sometimes just crashes, it did crash 2 minutes ago, when I was writing this post.
    I can't manage to read what the BSOD says because it just restarts the machine after some counter reaches 100% (which is pretty quickly), but I did managed to catch the word Minidump one time, and it said I can press F8 for advanced something. Not sure if that helps though.
    I've ran the Vista Crash Solution thingy several times, but it only told me that I should upgrade my PCI drivers from Realtek, which are having some serious ****-ups in their website and I can't download the latest from there, but I did install all the drivers from my motherboard's installation CD (I only bought it 6-8 months ago, it can't be that out-dated).

    Anyone having any ideas about this? It's not the worst case ever but it pisses me off. And needing to quicksave and backup everything I do is not fun.
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