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Is it bad to get bsod?

Is it bad or normal to get bsod when you overclock your new gpu for the first time and you dont know how far it can overclock? Also if u get bsod from overclocking but works after obviously does it ruin your system or anything in it?
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  1. If you push the card too far then you can ruin/broke your card...
    If you want to OC then do it slowly and little by little, also check the card temps, don't let your card pass 90'C. :)
  2. Well, in general, it's bad to receive BSODs. It simply means something is wrong. If you're getting BSODs when overclocking, that means it is not stable. Bring it back down a few clocks in order to keep it stable and avoid constand BSODs. BSODs, especially at a consistent occurrence, is never a good thing. It is possible to damage your GPU because clearly your GPU is not capable of running the set overclock that you keep encountering BSODs with.
  3. getting a bsod isnt the end of the world and happens from time to time when OCing.
    however constantly getting bsod's means your pushing your system too hard and can potentially ruin it.
  4. Will it ruin the graphics card or the entire system?
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    Will it ruin the graphics card or the entire system?


    its more common for the graphics card to fail, but there are cases where the motherboard fails as well, so both can get damaged an you have a computer which only Mr. sledgehammer can deal with.
  6. So 1 occurance wont do anything yeh?
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    So 1 occurance wont do anything yeh?


    No, one occurrence, or even several dozen, will not do anything unless it was a extremely high overclock, but of course, then your system will just go bad immediately.
  8. Oh i see, because this was my first bsod with my new system that im hoping to keep for a long time. and it was a small overclock
  9. Sorry for double post but has anyone ever even gotten a ruined system because of simply a graphics card overclock bsod?
  10. I have not had any BSOD due to very high GPU overclock.All that happens is that the screen locks up and I have to restart.
  11. Yeh thats what used to happen for my old system but i dunno why i got bsod for a small overclock :S I WASNT EVEN IN GAME :S
  12. It might be a driver issue if you got a BSOD with a very slight overclock.

    Also, there have been a few cases where people fried their motherboards due to a GPU overclock, but don't ask me for details about how that can happen.
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    Yeh thats what used to happen for my old system but i dunno why i got bsod for a small overclock :S I WASNT EVEN IN GAME :S


    so you bsod from a small oc you say...
    what psu do you have?
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    It could be due to some other component.Try testing RAM with memtest, or it could be due to some improper driver installations.
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  16. Yeh i dunno also i best answered u by accidient, i was suppose to click reply but nevermind anyways Ummmmm Could it be just some random false positive bsod?
  17. If it is random, it could be a memory problem.
  18. Tamz_msc said:
    If it is random, it could be a memory problem.


    Hmmh, I dunno because before it did it My screen went full of artifacts even though i was just on my desktop then "BSOD"
  19. It could also be a virus.
  20. Tamz_msc said:
    It could also be a virus.

    it COULD also be a psu or motherboard problem
  21. I don't think that its a PSU problem, since he is getting BSOD even when the GPU is not stressed.
  22. I doubt its the PSU, as I have a Thermltake V3 Case and im using a Thermaltake 450W and doubht its motherboard for some reason.

  23. What do you guys think it is?
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    What do you guys think it is?


    could you give us a FULL pc specs
  25. Ok i built this computer a few days ago btw on a low budget so dont laugh.

    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 Stock clocks
    4 Gig of ram @ 1333MHZ
    Hitachi 500GB 7200 RPM HDD
    Asus GTS250 1GB
    Asus P5P41T-LE Motherboard ATX
    ThermalTake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower
    450W PSU - ThermalTake
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    Ok i built this computer a few days ago btw on a low budget so dont laugh.

    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 Stock clocks
    4 Gig of ram @ 1333MHZ
    Hitachi 500GB 7200 RPM HDD
    Asus GTS250 1GB
    Asus P5P41T-LE Motherboard ATX
    ThermalTake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower
    450W PSU - ThermalTake


    hmmm, i wont laugh since we both have similar computers, except i have a gtx 460 and a 550 watt psu.
    also im a bit worried about your psu, i had a gts 250 and when i tried to OC it it would bsod as well
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