I recently bought a KVM switch to switch between a single-monitor tower setup and a laptop + extra monitor setup (meaning the laptop and tower share one monitor.) I've started experiencing BSOD's on both machines that I'm PRETTY sure are a result of using the switch. To be honest, with the infrequency of the BSOD's and the functionality and convenience of the set-up, I really don't feel like giving it up. On the tower, (which has generally decent hardware but nothing mind-boggling,) I'm running some mild excel data crunching for an extended period of time. My question is, assuming the switch looks the same to the computer as plugging and un-unplugging my mouse and keyboard every few minutes (when I make the switch,) is that using up a large amount of memory and, combined with the running excel macro, causing the crashes? Or does hot-swap hardware not use that much memory?
WAY too long; didn't read:
- Use a KVM switch
- Experiencing BSOD's on both machines that I'm switching between
Running data crunching excel macro on one machine
Question: Is the macro + hot-swapping causing the BSOD's?