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Windows 7: Multiple Different BSODs Custom PC

01 May 2014   #171
Arc

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Hi Svyn.

As I have seen, you have completed all the possible hardware tests.

Try to update the BIOS to version F8 from GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87X-D3H (rev. 1.x)

And one more thing is alos to notice .... Does it BSOD in games only? If so ... are all those games modded? What is happening with an unaltered game?


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01 May 2014   #172
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

@mohavepc
I've done quite a few hardware tests on these parts, I've ran Furmark twice both for 30 minutes and the temps leveled out at 80-82 with the fan pumping at 69%. I've also ran background temp checkers like OpenHardwareMonitor and found that the GPU will also hover around the same area.
I've ran memtest probably around 6 times, the last time I ran it I did it for 27 consecutive passes, no errors.
I also have no overclocked my GPU, it is the superclocked edition so it came that way in the box, though it has 2 fans on the GPU instead of the normal GTX770 that only has 1.

@ICit2lol
So running as classic shell only restores the start menu button? If that's the case then I don't necessarily need it, I work around with 8.1 pretty good since I have Windows 8 on my laptop.

@Arc
I attempted to update the BIOS version only to get the error from the screenshot attached, I tried running as admin, clicking it normally, and clicking both the EXE and BATCH file, no avail.
- The computer (from memory) has BSOD in YouTube both full-screen and non-full-screened,
- BSOD a lot in Skyrim (was heavily modded, and it was the ONLY game I modded),
- It has BSOD on start-up a couple times yesterday,
- Blue screened while typing a document in Wordpad,
- Blue screened in the game Outlast when the game tried to auto-save itself (Did this a few times),
- BSOD in Counter Strike: Global Offensive while connecting to a multiplayer match (loading up the map from Valve servers),
- BSOD while watching a TV show from another site (Not YouTube site or video player), also full-screen

I never got the Graphics Display Crashes mentioned earlier by Thedoctor during an other game except Skyrim, I think I had approximately 80-85 installed and active mods, I also followed all guides to installing and setting the mods properly so there wouldn't be issues except for virtual memory running out and making the game crash to desktop.
Unmodded games will usually BSOD at random or during connection to someone/something.

Edit: I have a 620watt PSU which was recommended by experts on the newegg.ca forums (they gave me the entire PC set-up) I only took out the hard drive they game me since it wasn't in stock and bought a different one. There is also no dirt/dust in the PC, every hole in the case is covered with mesh to prevent anything from getting in, I also put the PC together using latex gloves to prevent oils from getting on the parts.
I will download OpenHardwareMonitor again and watch my GPU temps during gaming again.
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01 May 2014   #173
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Does it matter that the system is Windows 8.1?

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Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build
OS Windows 8.1
CPU Intel i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
Memory G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 4GB x
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01 May 2014   #174
Arc

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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87X-D3H (rev. 1.x)

Go to Supports and Downloads > Utilities. Get @BIOS there. Use it to update the BIOS.

The issue that you are explaining is display related.
Quote:
- The computer (from memory) has BSOD in YouTube both full-screen and non-full-screened,
- BSOD a lot in Skyrim (was heavily modded, and it was the ONLY game I modded),
- It has BSOD on start-up a couple times yesterday,
- Blue screened while typing a document in Wordpad,
- Blue screened in the game Outlast when the game tried to auto-save itself (Did this a few times),
- BSOD in Counter Strike: Global Offensive while connecting to a multiplayer match (loading up the map from Valve servers),
- BSOD while watching a TV show from another site (Not YouTube site or video player), also full-screen
It may be the GPU itself, or the display driver.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
I know that you have done it earlier. But do it one more time.

And unfortunately I dont know any driver version that works good with GTX 770. You may try the drivers on a trial and error basis:
  • 320.49 WHQL
  • 327.23 WHQL
  • 331.58 WHWL
  • 331.65 WHQL
  • 331.82 WHQL
  • 332.21 WHQL
  • Any driver released later
Get them from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Do a clean install on all of them. Uninstall the previously installed driver first.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features
    • 3D Vision Control Driver
    • 3D Vision Driver
    • Graphics Driver
    • HD Audio Driver
    • PhysX
    • nvidia Update
    • Geforce Experience
    (Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
  • Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
  • Download the target WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:

Lengthy process, but the only stable version of nvidia is 314.22 lately, which does not support 700 series GPU.

Moreover, the GPU is said to be "Superclocked" in your System Specs. Does that mean it is factory overclocked?
I know that people say that factory OC is good, but I would say you to down the clock to normal.

A huge power is needed there to run a Superclocked GTX 770. May be 620 watts is not enough down there. Get a bigger one.

And, it is supposed to cause a heat, too. Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .
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01 May 2014   #175
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/h...jnCdsL6TXCUvFK
From my knowledge and from what the people from the newegg forums said, I have a sufficient PSU unless I wish to SLI another OC'd GTX770 or if I want to do a tri-monitor set-up, which I have no desire to do such.
And yes, the GPU came factory OC'd. I also believe my GPU is running about 60mhz higher than normal base speed. Which isn't a big deal on the PSU.
Did Furmark for almost 40 minutes. Screenshot for results.

Edit: Just finally did the BIOS update successfully.
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01 May 2014   #176
Arc

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System heat is not the issue here, as it appears.

Attachment 316152

Furmark ran enough time, without any problem. So the GPU is also in the safe side. (Though the 700 series is always difficult to troubleshoot).

You need to apply alternative driver version, to test if any of those is giving you any stability.

If the situation is same irrespective of the driver version, apply any other GPU (below 700 series) to see if there is any change.

Also, take one RAM module out. Let the computer run with one RAM stick only. See if it changes the situation anyhow or not.

Let us know the results.
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01 May 2014   #177
Svyn

Windows 8.1
 
 

I'm gonna move back to the update that is on the disk that came with my GPU see if that will help. I also don't have access to other dedicated GPU, but I can use my Intel 4600 integrated if need be (recommended?). The Speccy log I uploaded was before I did the Furmark test.
And we're testing to see if my RAM is good? I've run Memtest for 27 consecutive passes before without error if that's in question.
Also, would you recommend I put Driver Verifier back up? Derekimo told me to turn it off last night.
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01 May 2014   #178
Arc

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Any other Graphics unit is recommended, including onboard.

I am suggesting to use one RAM module only, because some motherboards cannot work properly when all the RAM slots are occupied. Test does not detect it.

Driver verifier is not needed now.
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01 May 2014   #179
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well Svyn the Classic Shell just opens the whole machine in 7 mode after you login (if you use login) not just the start button if you get into the 8 stuff the way back is simply the Win key and X and click desktop.
I don't have a problem with it except that opening a PDF file sit always reverts back to the 8 stuff and again getting back to the desktop is the same.
So for a very few differences I am using 7 to all intents and purposes.
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02 May 2014   #180
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Many Reviews and tests show that the GTX770 is power hungry. 650 is nominal at best. your starving the board with that low a PSU. Tom's hardware review
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