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#31 simplezz

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:38

I think Windows will always be synonymous with the BSOD. Mainly due to the fact that it is such a common occurrence. Although these days I don't usually encounter the BSOD on Windows 8 much, it just completely locks up instead. I don't know which is worse TBH.




#32 ensiform

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:44

The only one I've had in 7 was when I had that nvidia driver issue last year because I have a Fermi card.



#33 xrobwx

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:45

Last BSOD I had was with XP Pro SP3. I skipped Vista and went to Win7 for a few years and then to Win 8 and now 8.1. 



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:46

only time I get bsod is when there is a bad overclock. which I normally can fix. 



#35 pack34

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:50

I've only seen it once or twice with Windows 8 after it just came out. I believe it was a driver issue. Other than that, Windows has been pretty rock solid as of late



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:58

Been running every single Beta driver nVidia has released for years in the last 3 systems I've had, never caused blue screens, I did have a defective part, but was replaced and all has been good, so no not driver related, altho normally hardware or drivers are the main culprit unlike before when it was likely XP causing it 

Sorry my experiance with nvidia was two separate cards on two separate systems, I'll never buy one of their products again, including nforce chipsets.



#37 Anibal P

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 16:09

Sorry my experiance with nvidia was two separate cards on two separate systems, I'll never buy one of their products again, including nforce chipsets.


If you think it will be better with AMD then have fun, bit it won't, their drivers are worse

#38 metallithrax

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 16:22

Had one about 5 minutes ago.  Was playing ARMA Cold War Assault, I died, then windows died.



#39 B0mberman

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 16:28

Had one about 5 minutes ago.  Was playing ARMA Cold War Assault, I died, then windows died.

:D



#40 elenarie

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 16:39

Been running every single Beta driver nVidia has released for years in the last 3 systems I've had, never caused blue screens, I did have a defective part, but was replaced and all has been good, so no not driver related, altho normally hardware or drivers are the main culprit unlike before when it was likely XP causing it 

 

Newest one cause issues if you also have Hyper-V installed. On 8+, drivers should be made with Hyper-V in mind, since most WP / Win devs have that installed. I guess nVIdia skipped checking for compatibility.

 

 

I think Windows will always be synonymous with the BSOD. Mainly due to the fact that it is such a common occurrence. Although these days I don't usually encounter the BSOD on Windows 8 much, it just completely locks up instead. I don't know which is worse TBH.

 

What do you mean lock up?



#41 simplezz

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 18:09

What do you mean lock up?

It becomes unresponsive and provides no notification of an unrecoverable system state a la the BSOD.

#42 vetneufuse

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 18:19

Last BSOD I got was on a high end server that had a chipset starting to fail... and at that point, any OS will crash... excluding that, I haven't seen one since Windows XP, and even then it was when a driver was bad



#43 ShadowMajestic

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 18:24

Sorry my experiance with nvidia was two separate cards on two separate systems, I'll never buy one of their products again, including nforce chipsets.

I currently have an Nvidia and its causing me BSOD's left and right. Sometimes Windows manages to save itself by successfully restarting the graphics drivers. But in return crashes everything using GPU acceleration (including IE >.>).
Last time I ever frigging buy an Nvidia, I had one before and ATI before that down to my first being a GeForce 4 440mx. I always thought it was the semi low end cards I invested in. I bough t a 200 euro GTX 760 to get a top of the line card not much behind the latest and greatest.... And I'm still getting shaffed with crappy drivers. They still require reboots on updates and reinstalls (WTH, AMD fixed this during Windows 7 beta's and had driver updates working without reboots before Windows 7 went RTM). And crash regularly.
I've tried every driver version since the one that supports my card, all crash. Currently am using the BETA driver and it "seems" less but still a crash every few hours of heavy gaming.

 

I've ruled everything out, it are Nvidia's drivers that are constantly causing this. I thought it could've been influenced by the CPU, RAM  or even PSU. but it isn't.



#44 elenarie

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 18:31

It becomes unresponsive and provides no notification of an unrecoverable system state a la the BSOD.

 

Any idea what causes this? Perhaps we could try and find what causes the error.



#45 xendrome

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 18:47

It becomes unresponsive and provides no notification of an unrecoverable system state a la the BSOD.

 

I feel confident in saying that 99% of the time, Blue Screens are related to: 1: Failing or Bad Hardware (yes hard-drives dying cause corrupt system files, not MS's fault) and 2: Crappy software that installs any type of virtual device driver (CD Burning, Anti-Virus, etc) and 3: Badly created drivers.

 

If you setup Windows XP or newer up on a brand new system, and let it sit with no device drivers, patched it all the way up. It wouldn't EVER crash, unless it had some type of hardware/power failure.





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