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Is it possible to detect which of my hardware causes blue screen?

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User Info: kristoffer1988

4 years ago#1
^Topic. I have a custom made PC, a friend of mine helped me build it from 2 years back. Unfortunately I'm not very knowledgeable with hardware compatibility and what not, so here I am. My PC never really had problems with blue screen until recently. I've had 3 blue screens within 4 days already.

I don't know where to start looking so please guide me through this! Thank you gfaqs board!

User Info: kristoffer1988

4 years ago#2
oops wrong board! will remake it. Please lock/delete!

User Info: I_Heart_Eevee

4 years ago#3
This is the right board. Nobody uses tech support or the other boards. Most common culprit seems like it's faulty RAM. If you have multiple RAM sticks, take one out and see if the blue screens go away. If not, it's not the RAM and will be a little bit more annoying to check. But I'd just start with the RAM.

User Info: MasterDonGero

4 years ago#4
Go to Tom's Hardware. Read the stickies first.

Seriously, this place is terrible for this kinda stuff. I don't come here to be nice and helpful, like I do at Tom's Hardware; I come here to be an ass and discuss PC gaming.
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User Info: fatali

4 years ago#5
The blue screen you are getting shows an error code, this error code tells you what caused the problem, just google the codes.
Mystery is the source of all true science.

User Info: kill2this

4 years ago#6
Download Blue screener viewer from there, everytime you get a blue screen crash view the .dmp file it creates, check the error codes and google them.

User Info: silveryounglink

4 years ago#7
Came here to recommend Whocrashed, that's what I've used before to identify the culprit of blue screens.

User Info: Trophy_Hunter85

4 years ago#8
It's always the the RAM. No matter what any one tells you, I know from experience...It's always...the stupid RAM
Expect less and you'll be more satisfied

User Info: crawdad

4 years ago#9
In my experience it could also be software too. Were any new programs or big changes made before that started happenng?

It happened to me after i installed FRAPS one time and never happened again after i reformatted it without changing the hardware.
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User Info: Flaktrooper123

4 years ago#10
One of the most common problems is undervolted RAM. What are you doing when the BSOD usually happens?
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