Hi, been crashing with increasing frequency for a few months now. All I see is a black screen with the sound on a short, never-ending loop, but after rebooting, windows reports it as a blue screen. BCCode 116, so I thoroughly purged the comp of dust, and have monitored both the GPU and CPU temperatures when gaming, and even just browsing. Lately, the crashes have gone from just gaming to even non-load crashes, so I'm looking for help to find a fix.
Here's the specs. Built the computer myself a bit over a year ago. Fantastic performance and stability for a long time, now the stability part is gone;
Windows 7 x64, full retail (I installed it on hard drive)
Intel i7 950 (stock cooler, re-applied thermal paste once after removing heat sink for proper dusting)
2x EVGA GTX 460 SC (so yeah, SLI. One card will always run 5-10 degrees higher when under equal load. Cant tell if GPU difference or just its position in comp.)
(More detail on circumstances)
Originally, I was going to blame the freezing on overheating, but having just been playing LoL and Tribes lately, along with the most recent and thorough system clean, the vid cards have been running comparatively cool as to when I played a lot of Crysis. Neither have exceeded 90, and have not run into the mid 80s in either game. Crysis 2 used to push one of the cards up to the high 80s, yet the system would run stable, and I must say the visuals were amazingly smooth. And now of course, it's started BSoDing when not gaming. Browsing, opening a window from the background, and other misc. actions have triggered BSoD.
This led me to checking the CPU temp. The intel stock cooler is kind of pathetic imo, but idling at 55 degrees is in no way dangerous (as far as I know, feel free to teach me otherwise if not
). CPU refuses to exceed 76 degrees when I've tried to put it under load.
The last post-start-up report looked like this, and I'll collect a few more just in case:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3081
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
Thanks in advance to anyone who would look into the problem. The attached .zip contains 2 RPM reports, and the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2. No idea why it cant detect my antivirus, Norton 360 is running live and fine in the background.