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    1. Member valfaw's Avatar
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      04-19-2012 04:00 PM #1
      Anyone have experience with Tigerdirect for their service department and their ability to resolve ongoing bsod issues I can't seem to get my head around.

      They had a groupon right now that I could pull the trigger on if I knew I could trust them to give me back my home built all tweaked and adjusted for the bits I have so BSOD's are a thing of the past as I'm still have a couple a day.

      I try to go through the codes and such, update drivers, test ram, etc., etc., and still am having problems.

      I think my build has the ability to run much better than it does if I could get past whatever issues I'm having and can't resolve.

      Thanks in advance for any insight...

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      04-19-2012 06:01 PM #2
      I'd avoid Tigerdirect like the plague. Nothing but bad experiences with those guys. I sure as hell wouldn't let them touch my system.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      04-19-2012 06:16 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      I'd avoid Tigerdirect like the plague. Nothing but bad experiences with those guys. I sure as hell wouldn't let them touch my system.
      This.

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      04-19-2012 08:08 PM #4
      that was my sense but I figured I'd throw it out to comment... thanks

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      04-20-2012 08:24 AM #5
      I would just find someone local (and certainly not the Geek Squad). I guarantee there are some small repair shops in your area.

      EDIT: I see you're in Chicago. There has to be a ton of options. Good luck

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      04-25-2012 01:56 PM #6
      if you live in CT - bring it to me.

      i <3 tiger direct, but i don't have anyone else but me fix my machines...i only buy parts from TD.
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      04-25-2012 05:36 PM #7
      Are you overclocking? If so then you may be going too far, too hot, not enough voltage, too much voltage, etc.

      If you are not overclocking and getting bluescreens it's highly likely you have a bad piece of hardware.
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      04-25-2012 05:55 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by WakusPakus View Post

      i <3 tiger direct, but i don't have anyone else but me fix my machines...i only buy parts from TD.
      We use TD for all our PC stuff at work. Never had them service anything, but our rep is awesome about returning stuff.
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      04-30-2012 10:42 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by PhReE View Post
      Are you overclocking? If so then you may be going too far, too hot, not enough voltage, too much voltage, etc.

      If you are not overclocking and getting bluescreens it's highly likely you have a bad piece of hardware.
      sorry to not respond sooner...

      no overclocking.

      build is a;
      i5 2500k
      gigabyte z68 ud3h b3
      m4 crucial 128gb
      16gb of patriot g2
      antec 750w gamer series bronze
      win7 premium oem

      mobo was already swapped out.
      memtest ram clean for the memory
      replaced the original HD with the SSD noted as I thought it was the problem initially

      still getting memory management, irql, all the different flavors of bsod. last couple of days I've had multiple windows explorer stopped working messages on top of the bsod crashes.

      want to throw the box out he window. very frustrated as I didn't realize there was this much to getting all the little tweaks worked out to get a system stable. I've tried as best I can to update drivers/bios, debug and solve issues but I'm feeling this is over my head at this point.

      I've not changed out memory as that's my last thought as I've read that memtest can not always call out problematic memory sticks. I've also come to note that the memory I'm running is on the approved list for the mobo I have.

      I've also heard that the graphics portion of the cpu can be problematic sometimes. I'm not running a gpu yet and wonder if that is playing any part of this mess.

      also getting volume errors on a new install ssd that tests fine...

      I get few hundred thousand interrupts so there is something going on...
      Last edited by valfaw; 04-30-2012 at 10:45 PM.

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