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Windows 7: BSOD seemingly at random, mostly when gaming

25 Jun 2013   #1
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BSOD seemingly at random, mostly when gaming

Hello! I'm at my wits end here trying to figure out what has been going on with my PC. I got a BSOD once months and months ago, only the one time, can't even remember what I was doing when it happened, as it never happened again. Then after the new SimCity shipped, I started getting them about 20 minutes or so into playing, though sometimes I could go upwards of an hour before it happened. I thought it was just the game itself as a lot of people were having problems with it. But it never stopped happening and now is happening with other games to, even when I'm just updating a game and not actively playing it. I started paying attention to the temps and it hasn't hit anything to where it seems to be overheating. I've run FurMark and nothing bad, did a full Memtest and no problems, several virus scans and such to be sure...and I can't find anything. I've updating all the drivers I could think of and checked to make sure I seemed to have the latest drivers for each of them. According to BlueScreenView, this is being caused by ntoskrnl.exe, but I've read that's just something it tends to blame when it doesn't really know what IS actually causing it. It isn't something that happens all the time, just whenever I try to play the new SimCity or just here and there randomly in other games or when updating them. I hope you guys can help!


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25 Jun 2013   #2
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Sorry guys, wasn't thinking, quick run-down of the system specs. It's an Acer Aspire M3470G with an AMD A6-3620 APU quad-core processor. I've upped the default RAM to 8GB and installed an AMD Radeon HD 7700 card. Running on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS. I also upgraded the factory power supply to a Rosewill 700W. Also of note, these problems started before I had upgraded any of the factory parts, so I don't think it's been due to any of them.
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27 Jun 2013   #3
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Any ideas at all? Should I run the Driver Verifier? It gives me a prompt not to run it unless instructed to by someone here. I'm just seriously hoping it isn't a problem with my processor. =/
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