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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:25 pm 
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New system.
Vista Home Premium 32-bit (I ordered 64-bit, shop gave me wrong one).
Less than 24 hours old.
Three multiple instances of blue screen crashes.
One for video card.
One for sound card.
And one for a reason I can't even figure out.
Seems fine now after tweaking... but still.
Three blue screen crashes in the first 24 hours?
I used XP Pro for five years and didn't get one single blue screen.

Not impressed.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Hardware specs? I have yet to have a BSOD with Vista....what did you do to make it mad?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:16 am 
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I'll agree with the monkey - methinks you fed it some really crappy (read: old, buggy, on-the-cd) drivers.
Possibility #2 (might be in conjunction with #1) is that the RAM timings and/or voltage aren't right.

In the last year and a half, I have yet to have Vista throw a BSoD. Not once.

Specs?
Better: start a thread in the Clinic, detailing the problem. We'll get you fixed up. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:32 am 
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You agreed with a MONKEY?? WTF did you have for breakfast? :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:45 pm 
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Sounds typical of a Vista install using older Nvidia drivers and pre-SP1.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:16 pm 
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Hardware specs are as follows:

Asus M3A78 motherboard
AMD Phenom X4 9950 processor (not OC'ed; stock 2.6GHz clock speed)
ATi Sapphire HD 4870 video card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme PCI-e sound card
Kingston Hyper-X 4GB DDR2-1066 memory
Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB hard drive

I think I've found the causes to my three BSOD's, as I've not had a repeat since.

The first was caused by the latest Catalyst drivers having an issue with Aero enabled and exiting certain games, causing a crash. Disabling Aero seems to have solved this.

The second was caused by a "recommended" update I installed from Windows Update regarding my Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme. I had installed the latest drivers from the Creative website before installing this update ontop of it, which seemed to fudge it all up. Removing the Microsoft update seems to have solved this.

And the third BSOD I think was caused in conjunction with one or both of the previously mentioned occurrences. I couldn't find a cause or source for it yet.

So far so good, but I wouldn't call everything 100% stable just yet. Still having some minor graphical issues from time to time, but thankfully no more BSOD's yet.

I'm still not that impressed with Vista because of this, though. This OS has been around for nearly two years now, so the usual arguments I hear that most issues are due to this being "a new operating system" are getting a bit silly.

Getting Folding SMP to run was an adventure all on it's own...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:38 pm 
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weird, I also have never had a blue screen with Vista, even while using the beta versions before release. That even includes using some wonky versions of drivers for my original Audigy that I've found on various corners of the internet. Sucks that you're getting them though all the same :(


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:14 pm 
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Me either,the only time i get bsods is when I'm OC'ing my system and that's not vistas fault lol


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:43 pm 
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killerxx7 wrote:
Me either,the only time i get bsods is when I'm OC'ing my system and that's not vistas fault lol


Funny we're discussing this post, I got my first BSOD today....because of overclocking! I backed it down a few notches and the BSOD goes away. :lol:


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[quote="florachristi"]Sounds like weird,,,,,,, i ll become discussing to this post,,,



yes i love become discussing posts.

spam?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:14 pm 
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bathtbgin wrote:
florachristi wrote:
Sounds like weird,,,,,,, i ll become discussing to this post,,,



yes i love become discussing posts.

spam?


I would put money on it.


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