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Author Topic: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o  (Read 979 times)

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Online WolfyTopic starter

Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« on: September 11, 2010, 04:13:15 PM »
I just got...*gasp* the infamous BOSD.

o-o Good thing I'm going to be getting a new computer within about a month or so.

Offline Oniya

Re: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 06:15:55 PM »
Depending on what you're doing when it BSOD's, you can sometimes get a few more months out of 'em.  Before I got the machine I have now, my old one would BSOD if it got too hot.  I could limp along through the summer by shutting down periodically, and once fall and winter hit, I could run it all day with no problem.

Online WolfyTopic starter

Re: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 10:15:41 PM »
Well, I had to shut it down using the power button because it got stuck..then it BSOD'd me when I turned it back on, and now it's acting fine. o-o

I dunno...I think the Processor could be failing...it's over-clocked, which I've heard lowers the lifespan.

Offline Oniya

Re: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 10:36:44 PM »
I couldn't speak on that, but when I was having my problems, I found that letting the computer sit for 30 minutes after a crash allowed me to start it without a BSOD.  Might help in your situation.  (Does over-clocking add to the heat output?  If so, then the 30-minute cool-down is even more likely to help.)

Online WolfyTopic starter

Re: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 12:13:08 AM »
Over clocking will definetly add to heat..but it hasn't had any problems before.

Offline Oniya

Re: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 01:09:37 AM »
It's part of the computer aging process, I think.  My computer was fine for a long time before it started reacting to higher temps.  The half-hour wait gives it enough time to cool down so you don't get that immediate BSOD.  You might be able to limit the number of crashes by taking periodic shut-down breaks (experiment with how long you can leave it up at a time.  I think I was giving mine a half-hour break for every 4 hours up.)

Offline princeben07

Re: Hmm....Well, looks like it's about time to let my laptop go. o-o
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 11:14:05 AM »
Over clocking will definetly add to heat..but it hasn't had any problems before.

A crucial thing such as a COOLING Pad would drastically reduce your chances of the BSOD. because you're getting a BSOD coul dindicate a damaged .DLL file, which is very crucial in the loading of Windows XP/Vista/7 or what have you.