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PC Unidentifiable BSODs when in normal use

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January 29, 2013 9:12:20 PM

Hello Tech Wizards

I have had my desktop a while, however it continues to frequently shutdown randomly for an unknown reason. Initially I suspected it was a bad PSU, so had it RMAd, however same problem exists. It should be providing plenty of power to the mobo and other devices being a 500W, however I read on other forums the particular model has tendancies to automatically shutdown at PEAK LOAD. Its a OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W. This is darn annoying if it is and may still be the problem.

It might be another software or hardware issue though. I have fresh installed it before suspecting it was drivers, with default recognised drivers for GPU etc. However problem remains.

All hard ware is compatible. Below is the Minidump file, would you guys be kind enough to help me wit this.

I would really appreciate it.

091012-26317-01.dmp 10/09/2012 06:58:32 DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE 0x0000009f 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`0a21aa10 fffff800`00b9c518 fffffa80`09fd0e10 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\091012-26317-01.dmp 4 15 7601 801,328
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January 29, 2013 10:12:20 PM

you actually need to put the entire file on the cloud to be looked at. you can also run whocrashed.exe to sometimes help. generally it will be a device that is not correctly handle power state transitions. Most often device does not wake up from sleep mode correctly. you can run cmd.exe as a admin
and run the command
powercfg.exe /energy

this will generate a report that you can look at and might tell you what device is failing to respond correctly. Lots of people just give up and turn off the various sleep modes in control panel power management. otherwise you have to update your BIOS to the current version, then start isolating your problem.
Takes a bit of time unless you actually look at the minidump to see which device failed.
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