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Windows 7: When taxed, my pc crashes whatever program running or gives me a BSOD.

24 Aug 2012   #1
UncleSly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
When taxed, my pc crashes whatever program running or gives me a BSOD.

I recently acquired a video card so i had it installed in our family desktop and proceeded to attempt to play a few games. I've found that taxing the system at all causes the program in particular to crash. I looked around on the net and decided to run some tests on my hardware (the pc has been around a while) to get a better idea of what was causing the issues before i blamed my GPU. While running a prime95 torture test (about 5 minutes in) i got a BSOD. After rebooting, i tried again with similar results. Can anyone help me decipher what is causing this? I find it hard to believe that it is the graphics card, since its pretty new.

The results of the diagnostics run by the SF Diagnostic tool are attached.


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26 Aug 2012   #2
z3r010

 

Most of the recent bsods blame nvlddmkm.sys - nVidia Video drivers

Driver Reference Table - nvlddmkm.sys

Have a look for an updated driver for that and I also notice your nforce chipset drivers are pretty old (2009) so it would be worth trying to update those as well.
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26 Aug 2012   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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27 Aug 2012   #4
UncleSly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Most of the recent bsods blame nvlddmkm.sys - nVidia Video drivers

Driver Reference Table - nvlddmkm.sys

Have a look for an updated driver for that and I also notice your nforce chipset drivers are pretty old (2009) so it would be worth trying to update those as well.
I have (since time of original post) uninstalled all graphics drivers ( i had used another nvidia card previously) and associated nvidia software and reinstalled fresh drivers. I believe i took off every nvidia driver other than those needed for onboard (nvidia) video. I no longer get "nvlddmkm.sys" bsods, but the stop error BSODs, caused by a 'hal.dll' still occur.

This PC is practically a frankenstein with differing RAM and mixed and matched parts so to some extent i expect the errors but i still would like to pinpoint their source.

With respect to the chipset drivers, I will look into it. The latest drivers on the asrock website for my board are 2 and a half years old though...
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27 Aug 2012   #5
UncleSly

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
UncleSly,
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System Specs updated. As i said before, this machine is quite the Frankenstein.
Thanks for the replies btw
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