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Out of the Blue

Well, I followed through on my commitment to dope out my BSoD (thanks to all who offered help and suggestions), and was victorious, in that failing sort of way. I devoted a little more attention to the logs and determined I did have a hardware issue with my RAM. I got four matched sticks of RAM and installed them, and sure enough, my system passed the RAM test it previously failed. As for the bad news, this may come under the heading of not fixing something that isn't broken (I mentioned my system crashes were pretty infrequent), as when I headed out to the wasteland to play Borderlands 2 with my buddies last night, I began suffering all sorts of texture glitches and pauses, making the game unplayable, and some visual glitches are also showing up in desktop applications. So even though it was fine before my RAM swap, my new GTX 760 is now acting all flaky: 3DMark runs for a while, but eventually halts with one of two errors, the benchmark either quits saying Windows lost focus, or quits saying the video card was disconnected. I found forum posts suggesting EVGA cards don't like beta drivers, so I rolled back to the WHQL-certified drivers, but to no avail. The event viewer shows I have multiple listings of Event 500 and Event 501, which suggest switching to Windows 7 basic, and while these errors may well be related to my issue, they also date back not only to before I was experiencing these problems, but before I replaced my video card. Things are messed up enough that may have to turn to truly desperate measures and actually call EVGA tech support. Shudder. Wish me luck.

Desperate Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Barons Gate.
Kingdom of Liars 3.
Links: 5 Shockingly Violent Back Stories of Everyday Traditions.
Media: GTA V - The Musical (GTA 5).

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34. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2013, 17:14 The Half Elf
 
I wanted to thank all of you for your words of support this last month, as it's been a very interesting time in my life, especially with yesterday being my dad's birthday (I really need to find out if I pissed off some sorta cosmic entity with how this all runs date wise).
The one question I got from everyone is 'How are you doing?' and I would tell them that 'I don't know', but looking back on what happened I have to actually say 'I'm ok'.
With my dad, I was too young and ignorant and never had the opportunity to say what I wanted to say so many years ago, but with my mom I look at it this way: I got to tell her that I loved her, and she isn't suffering from her constant health problems, and as much of a non-religious person that I am, I find comfort that she and my dad together.

And again to all of you, you have my heartfelt thanks, as this has been my outlet during this enduring time.
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