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Windows 7: Crazy Lines On Screen Leads To BSOD.

21 Oct 2012   #1
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Crazy Lines On Screen Leads To BSOD.

As said above in the title my computer has recently started to fail on me. Its about 3 years old and recently its been BSODing almost every 10 minutes. Games, browsers, anything you can name will cause the BSOD.

It starts with a few lines on the screen, the screen were start to stutter and will eventually lead to a BSOD. I'm quite new at the whole tech kinda thing so forgive me if I can't cooperate at times due to my incompetence.

Specs:

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
Intel Core i7 920
12 GB of RAM
1 TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

If there's anything else I can give, I do have CPU-Z for more specs.

I believe that my video card might be dead, but it's only been 3 years. Also, I'd upload my dumps but I apparently dont have access(although I am the the only admin) to zipping them. If I could get some assistance with that too that'd be great.

Thanks!

EDIT: Never mind, I got it. Here are the dumps. There are quite a few. All in one day. :/


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22 Oct 2012   #2
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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22 Oct 2012   #3
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Avast antivirus seems to be creating a problem for you. Suggest you to uninstall it completely and replace with MSE. Use the removal tool for it to make sure nothing is remaining. Upload your computers hardware celsius using Speccy.

For more information on your bug check, go through this guide.
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22 Oct 2012   #4
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright thanks, I just installed both Speccy and MSE. I have also uninstalled Avast. Here are my specs

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
12.0 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)
Gateway TBGM01 (CPU 1)
SyncMaster (1680x1050@60Hz)
1792MB GeForce GTX 260 (Sapphire/PCPartner)
932GB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 (SATA)
ATAPI DVD A DH16AASH
EZYVCTI U701UZS92BGD SCSI CdRom Device
LYH 9MBC96J SCSI CdRom Device
Realtek High Definition Audio

If my computer BSODs again I'll post the new dumps.
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22 Oct 2012   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Thanks.

To fill your specs in:
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  1. Click on User CP on the top right of this page
  2. Click on Edit System Spec
  3. Fill in your computer specs
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Also follow the guide I linked to. Good luck.
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22 Oct 2012   #6
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've tried updating/rollbacking my drivers around and nothing seems to be working. I can't even get a good 10min without BSODing. Safe mode is the only thing I can do right now.

Using the new dumps could you tell if its my video card thats broken or is it something else?
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23 Oct 2012   #7
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

The same 116 bug check.

If your motherboard has an onboard VGA slot you might want to see how your computer performs when connected to that. Also if you could borrow a card from a friend or neighbor.

Also check the temperatures it's generating using speccy. Remember to change the video settings from BIOS.
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23 Oct 2012   #8
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
The same 116 bug check.

If your motherboard has an onboard VGA slot you might want to see how your computer performs when connected to that. Also if you could borrow a card from a friend or neighbor.

Also check the temperatures it's generating using speccy. Remember to change the video settings from BIOS.
Is there an alternative to the first suggestion? My friends are too cautious to let me borrow their cards + I'm not close enough with my neighbours in terms of relationship to ask them for something like that.

I'll try out the second suggestion. Are there a specific settings I should change them to? Or just play around with it. I've checked my temps(for the video card), it ranges from 45-47 never exceeds 50. But that's without anything heavy like a game on. It's just browser + skype. But even with just these two on my computer will still BSOD.

Also, in the case my card is dead, what's a good card you'd recommend for <$150? If possible I'd prefer something close to the gtx 260, it's been great for me. Minus the BSODs lately.
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23 Oct 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Some hardware tests to run, if you can avoid BSOD long enough. Your symptoms sure seem like a bad graphics card.
I can't make a recommendation, just too many choices, here's a few (179) in the $100-$200 range.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, $100 - $200=

Graphics card:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/100356-video-card-stress-test-furmark.html#post866972


Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools


RAM (memory):
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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23 Oct 2012   #10
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Some hardware tests to run, if you can avoid BSOD long enough. Your symptoms sure seem like a bad graphics card.
I can't make a recommendation, just too many choices, here's a few (179) in the $100-$200 range.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, $100 - $200=

Graphics card:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/100356-video-card-stress-test-furmark.html#post866972


Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools


RAM (memory):
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Thanks, I'll try them out tomorrow night. I thought that it'd probably be a dead video card. I had hoped that it wouldn't but everything leads towards it.
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