July 26, 2013
...Blue Screen of Death. "Machine_Check_Exception." Again.
Now I began to invent curse words. If you ever hear me say "serathilk", you know I'm really pissed. I rebooted in safe mode, removed drivers, and tried again. After a couple of tries (with BSoDs) , install happened, rebooted, and the screen came back up in 1440 x 900 resolution! Yay!
Then it BSoD'ed again. The only thing I can figure is that, somewhere, my motherboard hates the GT630. Or everything hates ME, one of the two.
I've sent a support request to eVGA, maybe I'll hear from them this weekend.
I really wanted to play Kerbal Space Program this weekend, too.
All of these aren't directly related to the new graphic card but strange things happen from time to time.
Posted by: christoph at July 27, 2013 06:36 AM (lj3PR)
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 27, 2013 08:00 AM (HY5zN)
With regards to BSoDs: MemTest86 is directly bootable (from CD/DVD, floppy disc or flash drive); the hard disk check can be done from any live linux distribution that has smartctl installed (e.g. clonezilla, if I remember correctly). prime95 will probably also run in Windows' safe mode (if that keeps BSoDs from appearing).
At least it would interesting if your system also randomly crashes or reboots when running an OS other than Windows.
Posted by: christoph at July 27, 2013 09:56 AM (lj3PR)
I've put the old GT240 back in, and once again, no problems exist. It's like nothing was wrong.
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 27, 2013 10:19 AM (NvF/3)
Regarding Memtest, there are lots of Linux distros that have LiveCDs. Put it in, boot from it, no installation.
But it sure sounds like a bum video card.
Posted by: RickC at July 27, 2013 10:26 PM (WQ6Vb)
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 27, 2013 11:23 PM (NvF/3)
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Posted by: Wonderduck at July 28, 2013 08:22 PM (NvF/3)
I got tired of the integrated graphics on my PC this weekend, so I went out and got a 650ti boost. I went from ~25fps in WoW on a setting somewhere between the lowest two presets to 70-100fps on Ultra. Pricey, but awesome. Only drawback is the card is a little loud when you're gaming. I am considering an aftermarket cooling solution for that.
Posted by: RickC at August 05, 2013 02:57 PM (A9FNw)
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