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I'm a software developer interested in coding and development best practices.


Nov
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comment Windows 7 PC going to sleep while streaming video in web browser
I'm hesitant to post this as an answer to my own question, since it's not really an ideal solution by any means. However, I did eventually reinstall Windows 7 on my HTPC, and it made this behavior go away.
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comment Windows 7 PC going to sleep while streaming video in web browser
I appreciate these suggestions so far, though because I didn't need to use any of them before, I'm hoping for a solution that won't require me to use additional software/plugins or to set up a command-line workaround.
Mar
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asked Windows 7 PC going to sleep while streaming video in web browser
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comment How to automatically use alternated 2 colors in excel rows?
Right idea, though the original poster is actually looking for =ISODD(ROW())
Jan
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comment Windows 7 PC system lockups, not sure if video card or PSU is at fault
Oh, and now having a dedicated power connector going from my PSU directly to the videocard (using one of the PCI-e red power cables that came with my modular OCZ PSU) is working great so far. No problems in about two days.
Jan
13
comment Windows 7 PC system lockups, not sure if video card or PSU is at fault
If I made it seem this way, I didn't actually leave one of the 2 power connectors on my videocard unplugged, but I did have one of the two cables going into it being the tail end of a series of daisy-chained power plugs, with two of the things immediately in front of it being two system fans. In retrospect, it wasn't the best way to guarantee power to that connector on the card, but I did it because I went from a single power connector card to a two connector card a year back, and I simply latched on to the only free power connector I had at the time.
Jan
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comment Windows 7 PC system lockups, not sure if video card or PSU is at fault
Then, if nothing else, I may have had a loose power connection to my videocard, and separating and reconnecting the cables may have fixed that (I also since plugged an extra power cable directly from my modular PSU to the videocard - no issues since). As for memtest, I haven't had a working CD/DVD drive in my system since swapping out mobos a couple years back and realizing I only had IDE disc drives and only SATA connections on my new board. Ever since then, if I need to reboot from external media, I just use a USB drive now. I'll see if I can still get that flash drive working.
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comment Windows 7 PC system lockups, not sure if video card or PSU is at fault
However, what I did notice is that I have two case fans connected to the power line in front of one of the two leads connected to my Nvidia card. I suspect, since they came with my case some 6-7 years ago (just about every other part has been upgraded or replaced since then), that one of them is failing and not providing enough power to my video card. If I continue to not have issues with the fans out of the way, I probably have located my problem. Since your tips answer my original question, I'm marking this the best answer.
Jan
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comment Windows 7 PC system lockups, not sure if video card or PSU is at fault
Great tips, thanks. Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me get memtest86 working on a bootable USB drive, even using the usb auto-installer at http://memtest.org/#downiso. Regardless, though, I may have found the problem. I don't overclock anything in my system, temps seem to be fine (around 30-40C for both CPU and GPU), and no obvious issues with my mobo. (continued below)
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