Since I purchased my computer in May of 2012, I have been having a lot of BSOD issues.
The main errors that I can remember are:
IRQL Not Less Than Or Equal
and the only driver
or whatever that is ever listed is dxgmms1.sys
When I noticed this happening, I was of course using the computer, often playing various games or watching movies/videos through VLC Media Player or online, like Netflix. Originally it seemed to happen most often when I was utilizing a second display (a LCD TV connected via HDMI to DVI cable) with a video on one display and a game on the other, but the errors were not exclusive to this use (the second display is always plugged in, however, though at times it does not register that the second display is plugged in, not sure if this issue is related but there you go).
It has also happened when I was away from the computer, not actively doing anything on the system, ie downloading things via uTorrent or the system simply sitting there, possibly with Chrome open to pages other times with nothing at all open or running. ie I have woken up or come home from work to find the a message stating "Windows has recovered from a crash..." etc or simply walked away from the system for a moment and found the error upon my return.
It has also occurred whilst I was listening to music, both streaming via Google Play and with Windows Media Player.
In my attempts to remedy the issues, I ran programs to record temperatures to see if anything was over heating around the time of the crashes but I could find no such correlation. I ran memtest and it reported no errors and in a final attempt, I reinstalled Windows. The reinstall has seemed to reduce the number of BSODs I have received but has not eliminated them. Both prior to the reinstall and after I have updated all drivers
to the best of my knowledge. During the majority of the BSOD issues prior to the reinstallation, the built in graphics card did have an out of date driver but the issues continued to occur after the driver was updated. I have also uninstalled the 3D drivers for my graphics card in hope that these were causing the issues but they still occur.
There does not seem to be anything triggering the BSODs that I can tell nor do they always happen under the same circumstances. I have played a game for hours before receiving one and later played the same game only to receive on within 30 minutes or so of starting. Generally when I do receive one, I receive several subsequently and then none at all.
Any help at all from this would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to do nearly anything to fix this issue! (even if that involves repeating steps, but I hope reinstalling Windows is not needed further).