I decided to run on my integrated video/audio for a few days to see if there was any difference in the number of BSOD occurrences. Since I removed my new video card, the BSOD screens seem have stopped; which leads me to believe that the card may be either defective or has issues with my motherboard. Perhaps the current drivers
provided by Nvidia have problems?
To verify my speculation, I plugged back the suspect video card and got a BSOD screen within 2 hours. I'm currently running another older video card I had laying around and the system seems to be running fine. I can't say for sure my problem is fixed, but I will keep it running like this for one or 2 more days to see if the problem is really gone.
It's strange considering I do not get any graphical glitches before the BSOD is about the come up, nor crash dumps appear to indicate video card driver
errors. I'm certain I should have plenty of power for my rig since I have decent 520w power supply and do not have anything that really uses that much wattage. The GT240 is lower power card that does not even require external power.
The video card, processor, motherboard and memory are the the new parts of my current build. Everything else I'm currently running, had been running solid on my older AM2 system for at least 3 years.
Will post an another update later.