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Windows 7: BSOD with Windows 7 -Gaming

05 Jan 2013   #11
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Crashes seem to be happening on your Nvidia Drivers.
Are you overclocking any hardware?
Try going back to a last known stable NVIDIA driver version.
Try lowering/adjusting settings of the games and see if they still crash.

Perform these tests:

Video Card - Stress Test with FurmarkMonitor your temps with Speccy during this testVideo memory test (for 20 passes)Does you motherboard have onboard VGA? Does it crash there as well?

To be sure the GPU is at fault itself.
  1. Test it on another computer.
  2. Test another monitor.
  3. Test another GPU on your computer.
  4. Make sure the fans/power supply is working properly/not failing.
AVG contributes in crashes. I would uninstall it and use MSE for the time being.Microsoft Security Essentials.
Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other antiviruses/internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-
warning   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Update your BIOS:
Code:
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F6, 24/08/2010
Is the firmware for your SSD up-to-date?

Check for one and see if the stability returns.

Let us know the results.


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05 Jan 2013   #12
Gobby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanking you very much for the quick reply.
I just reinstalled windows and will be reinstalling all drivers.

As my first post in this thread says, my SSD died a couple weeks ago, but other than that everything was fine.
Since the crash I have upgraded my SSD and graphics card.
Nothing is overclocked.

Every program I am using at the moment is the same as before the crash, including AVG.
I will try with MSE.

Could it be hardware related? I no longer have my old graphics cards to test.

Thanks,
Gobby.
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05 Jan 2013   #13
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Can't say for 100% if it's hardware related.

Since you've reinstalled windows, let us know how things are working.
On & Off gaming. (PS: Try other games if you haven't already).

I doubt it would be corrupted/bad drivers since you just reinstalled windows but we'll enable driver verifier to rule those out.

Anyway, upload new dumps if it crashes again and then proceed with the steps given above.

Try reseating the video card.
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05 Jan 2013   #14
Gobby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What is the most efficient way of updating the BIOS? As in, I have no idea where to start or what to do.
My Motherboard is Gigabyte X58A-UD5.

Thanks,
Gobby.
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05 Jan 2013   #15
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

The easiest way is to download a .exe file as bios updater and execute it.
Maybe this thread will help you: Most safety & Best way for Flashing (updating) BIOS
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05 Jan 2013   #16
Gobby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

So after reformatting, being very careful with drivers, and using MSE instead of AVG, I recieved another WoW crash so I dare say a BSOD isn't far off.
I resat my GPU, I ran the FurMark Stress Test for 30 mins and no issues/crashes.
Starting to lose hope. =/

Thanks,
Gobby.
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05 Jan 2013   #17
Gobby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have done a lot of searching for my WoW error online and it seems to be quite common.
Given the fact the GPU tests passed well and everything else seems to function as normal, I am beginning to believe the issue is directly related to WoW itself.
Does anyone know how to analyze WoW DMP files? If so I will post some up.

Thanks,
Gobby.
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05 Jan 2013   #18
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

I don't know how to analyze those.. Have you tried other games?
BTW, please fill in your specs:
  1. Click on User CP on the top right of this page
  2. Click on Edit System Spec
  3. Fill in your computer specs
What PSU do you have?
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06 Jan 2013   #19
Gobby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I haven't tried any other games as of yet.
Corsair 850W. Should be more than enough to power GeForce GTX 680?

I'll fill the details in once I log back onto the computer, on my phone at the moment.

Thanks,
Gobby.
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06 Jan 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, the 850W Corsair is enough for one 680 which requires a minimum 600W.
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