I've been having occasional blue screens over the past few months without being too sure what to do about it.
I've also been having other problems with my laptop which I'm not sure if they have to do with the bluescreens or not.
Demanding applications like video games (DotA 2, L4D2, even not very demanding games like Audiosurf, Starbound, or Ys) that used to run at 60~ FPS (DotA 2, L4D2) now run at around 10 FPS. Audiosurf/Starbound/Ys even run poorly at under 30 FPS average. For a Radeon 6990m which can handle pretty heavy duty applications at higher settings these things shouldn't be a problem. It isn't anything like overheating either.
During TI3 (a DotA 2 tournament) I found that opening up multiple live streams on Twitch.tv in chrome and minimizing them would for some reason temporarily fix the FPS issues. I found this out while trying to watch player cam streams while watching the game itself in the DotA 2 client. This weird fix worked for a good amount of time so I didn't really think about it. It eventually stopped working, and now my computer can't even handle nicer blueray video files without huge frame drops.
I know this isn't really a "ask your stupid questions" thread, but I figured the background information might be helpful in solving the bluescreen issues.
· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ?
· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
· What was original installed OS on system?
· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Came pre-installed when I purchased the laptop
· Age of system (hardware)
Purchased in October of 2011
· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
Purchased in October of 2011, never re-installed the OS
Intel i7-2760QM (2.4-3.5GHz)
· Video Card
Radeon HD6990m 2048MB
· Power Supply - brand & wattage (if laptop, skip this one)
· System Manufacturer
· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)
Sager NP8170/ Clevo P170HM
· Laptop or Desktop?