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Windows 7: BSOD unless GPU is underclocked

22 May 2013   #1
CornedBeef

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD unless GPU is underclocked

Hey, so I've been suffering from BSOD's whenever my GPU is under load for about the past year. (Not CPU, I can still do/play things that don't rely on the GPU fine, like Kerbal Space Program for example) However, since I've been away from my machine for college, my any improvement's been pretty slow.

Some things, like furmark, or skyrim crash my computer almost instantly, while it can last longer on older/less stressful things (Metro 2033, Civ V on direct X 9). Recently I've found that underclocking my GPU helps to alleviate some of the problem, but that's not really a fix, and the issues still persist in the most intense programs (furmark for example).

The SF diagnostic file is attached

My system specs are (sorry if it already says, I filled them out during registration, but I've just only joined here.):
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
MoBo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

While my computer is starting to show its age, I'd really like to have it up and running again. Thanks for the help!

Edit: forgot to add this, but it often also makes a high pitched noise when it's about to crash. It's a pretty distinctive sound.


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22 May 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What power supply do you use?
When you put a load on a video card you are also putting a load on the power supply.
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22 May 2013   #3
CornedBeef

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The PSU is pretty old. Some of the components (HD, PSU, case) hail all the way back to '06, when I first built the machine, but pretty much everything else was replaced in a pretty major revamp in early 2010. When I checked the voltages, they seemed right, but that wasn't under load. I can't find the specific model right now, but I know that it should (if functioning properly) be enough for it to work.

Edit: I also just fixed the original post to include the SF specific files.
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22 May 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A sever year old unknown power supply is pushing your luck.
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22 May 2013   #5
CornedBeef

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I there a way to check the PSU other than just slapping another one in? Also, is there anything else that the logs might suggest that could be causing the problem?
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23 May 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I will not go off site to view logs.
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23 May 2013   #7
CornedBeef

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Whoops my bad. The zip containing the SF diagnostic stuff is now attached to this post (and I'll fix the OP too). Thanks for all the help so far!
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