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    Default Re: PC BSOD'd on me

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Honestly if you've had 1 bluescreen in a year I wouldn't put too much effort into figuring it out unless it happens again. Even a perfectly good machine with no issues can have the occasional crash.
    If you have a crash that isn't software related, it's not a perfectly good machine, or you're overclocking too hard.
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    Sure but we haven't established it is a hardware issue yet. All I'm saying is 1 random isolated crash is not cause for alarm by itself.
    You could spend days looking for a fault that doesn't exist, random stuff happens. If it happens more than once that's different.
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    If you have a random bluescreen/crash after months of use, then if its hardware the chances of tracking down the cause
    will be damn near zero.
    Random, rarely occuring faults that cannot be reproduced are almost impossible to find the cause, because if its that
    intermittent how will you possibly know when youve fixed it..wait another 2-3 months to see if it happens again ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    If you have a random bluescreen/crash after months of use, then if its hardware the chances of tracking down the cause
    will be damn near zero.
    Random, rarely occuring faults that cannot be reproduced are almost impossible to find the cause, because if its that
    intermittent how will you possibly know when youve fixed it..wait another 2-3 months to see if it happens again ?
    that's true,

    I've updated the BIOS from 0902 to 2501, and knocked the O/C down to 4.4GHz at 1.25v

    We'll see how it goes, been alright in a couple games so far
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    I've noticed another thing.

    I installed HWiNFO64 just to have a deeper look at my system(more info)

    and under the HDD section there are two yellow exclamation symbols for the boot drive which is a WD 1TB Black

    they are as follows

    [C5] Current Pending Sector Count: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200 (Data =5)
    [C6] Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count: 200/Always OK, Worst: 200 (Data =5)

    Should i be concerned??
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    It indicates your drive has 5 potentially bad sectors. (sectors which could not be read last time they were accessed, but have not yet been tested for write ability and marked as OK or reallocated)
    Of course 5 is a very small number in terms of any modern drive - though potentially they may have been the cause of your crashes if they interfered with the read of some critical data.

    What is more concerning is if these occurred recently, as it could signal that the drive will fail soon. (but I'm guessing you don't know when they first appeared)

    Sometimes drives will accrue a few bad sectors at some point yet operate normally for years afterwards. Sometimes the first few bad sectors are quickly followed by a whole lot more, or outright drive failure (like a head or the head preamps dying).

    You should only be worried if you have no backup or the drive is out of warranty.
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