Quote: Originally Posted by Martin
H2SO4, first of all, thanks for replied.
I had a side panel removed already, just forgot to mentioned. And makes no difference to me. Cleaned the pc with compress air (dust remover). Funny thing this never happened in Vista before, and since i moved to Windows 7 BSODs become constant, I think I just a driver
related problem. Checked temperatures using Everest and everything seems to be fine, ran it for several hours with luck.
any other thoughts??
thanks, sorry for bother you guys
No need to be sorry. It's a help forum. Those who're bothered by it can elect to do other things
Unfortunately, if it's not inadequate cooling, that tends to rule out the simple stuff. The error does not distinguish between an unresponsive video driver and unresponsive video hardware, mostly because they both part of one whole from the OS's point of view.
If experimenting with driver versions has not helped, even going back to known-good versions you used long before the problem started, I'd suggest testing what happens in "basevideo" mode - using the OS's own low-performance/high-reliability VGA driver. From an elevated (run as admin) command prompt: BCDEDIT /SET VGA ON
Obviously, performance will be woeful, but the aim is to completely rule out the possibility of driver involvement. If you see the same error in basevideo, you can be 99% sure it's hardware.
As a separate approach, you could try increasing the TDR timeout values (how long the OS is willing to wait before it declares the video card unresponsive). It's all configurable through the registry: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...m_timeout.mspx
You shouldn't have to mess with those values though. The defaults are hugely permissive - far more so than healthy hardware/drivers
As a last resort, I'm relatively confident you won't see the same issue if you beg/borrow/steal a different video card and use that to test. I realise you said it didn't happen in Vista previously, but these types of low-level video stuffups are difficult to troubleshoot properly without an ATI/nVidia engineer sitting in the chair next to you