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Windows 7: Random bsod caused by gpu overheat?

08 May 2014   #1
Aimerdude

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random bsod caused by gpu overheat?

My computer does random bsod lately. I am really not sure what causes it. I think it could be gpu overheating. i find the gpu (gtx 295) to be high temperature. But afterwards my pc just reboots without having to cool down first. It runs fine afterwards but sometime later it might happen again.

I included crash dump.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 May 2014   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi.

Make it sure that your Vartex2 SSD is running with the latest firmware.
Download OCZ Toolbox and Firmware Updates

Also, the C (on the same SSD) is running out of free space.

ITEMVALUE
Schijf C:
Omvang 107,03 GB (114.926.022.656 bytes)
Beschikbare ruimte 2,46 GB (2.637.828.096 bytes)

Salvage some free space. At least 10% of the disc capacity should be left free.
You will get some idea in Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover. Try the step 10 first: Disable Hibernation and Delete hiberfil.sys File.

Let us know the results.

EDIT: as you are worried of the temperature, 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 . But the crash dumps are not pointing to the GPU but the storage.
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Code:
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006a4ab30, fffffa8006a4ae10, fffff800039d27b0}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : wininit.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc4000c1d8, ffffffffc000000e, b9ea6860, fffff8800183bba0}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800038bf278
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
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12 May 2014   #3
Aimerdude

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thx for the reply. I have tried your suggestion and now 20% of ssd is free. The ssd firmware was already up to date.

The problem is still there and got even worse. It now crashes almost instantly when windows 7 has loaded. It seems very instable. I am now running in safe mode, which runs just fine.

Do you have other suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 May 2014   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Can you update the latest crash dumps following the BSOD posting instructions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2014   #5
Aimerdude

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the latest file of the crashdumps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2014   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

The same stop 0xF4 BSODs are continuing.
Code:
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa80067dd320, fffffa80067dd600, fffff800039927b0}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : csrss.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
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What we have ensured that ...
  • The firmware is latest
  • There is more than enough free space (25 GBs).
Now, post screenshots of all your HDDs and SSDs using CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

And, open the computer. Make it sure that all the SATA cables are properly connected. Also attach teh SSD to another port in the motherboard.

Let us see if it makes any difference or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2014   #7
Aimerdude

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have replaced the sata cables of my two HDDs and plugged them into another port in the motherboard. So far no more crashes.

I will test it for some more time to see if its stable.
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