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Old 04-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

whats goin on guys ? I have an issue, where when I turn my computer on, it takes at LEAST 2 or 3 times before I hear the "beep" that means my computer is starting up.

It also will randomly lock up with the blue screen of death, something like uknown page fault or whatever...

do you guys think this would be an under-sized power supply problem?

I am running a 370w Antec power supply that came with the case. as far as a rig, its in my sig, single 8800GTS video card... nothing crazy.

any ideas ?

I just re-flashed my bios, no help.
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

The 8800GTS 512 requires a minimum of 400W with a rating of 26A on the +12v rails. I think that 370W you have is just the bare minimum, but only if it has 26A on the +12v rails.

Is your CPU overclocked? If it is, then the BSODs could be due to instability.
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

not overclocked or anything... But its wierd that it doesn;t "beep" and startup right away. It takes quite a few tries sometimes...

This leaves me to believe that its either a power issue.... or possible motherboard issue right ??


I will start looking for a bigger power supply.

What type of power do the newer graphics cards require? (in case I upgrade someday)
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I will start looking for a bigger power supply.

What type of power do the newer graphics cards require? (in case I upgrade someday)
Depends on if you're going for high end, mainstream, etc. Check out our power supply guide:
*READ FIRST* Updated Power supply guide

For now I would suggest either one of these:
Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - SeaSonic SS-500ES Bronze 500W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

What is the specific BSOD error? It also will create a crash dump that you can read which will lead you to the specific service / app that caused the error.
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What is the specific BSOD error? It also will create a crash dump that you can read which will lead you to the specific service / app that caused the error.
how do I find this out ?

I'm running Windows XP now
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

When the computer gives you a BSOD it will give you stop error. More details found here in this post.
http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/dec...errors-193078/
and detailed ones here
How to troubleshoot specific STOP Errors

The jist of it being that windows doesn't just randomly give you an error. There will be a specific stop code that will narrow down the error. Sometimes it will also give what is called a crash dump file. If you read that dump file with a program that microsoft offers for free it will give you the service causing the error. Google that services and you've got your answer.
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

just ordered, Antec Truepower 23552 TP-550 550-Watt Power Supply with 4 12V Rails, 120mm PWM Fan and 80 PLUS Bronze Certification

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

Just installed it, and NO issues so far !
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Default Re: problem on boot up.... and random blue screen of death !

Im still having the same problems with my computer. I can't quite figure out how to pull up the Log of crash issues. Any one done this before?
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