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02 Nov 2014   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Make sure your Firmware is up to date on the SSD. There is a new firmware out for the Samsung EVO, Samsung SSD 840 EVO Performance Restoration Software Random BSOD, evolved into BSOD when using Chrome. You have to scroll down the page to find it.

You can also run Check Disk on your hard drive to make sure there are no problems with it, We can test the graphics card and maybe run Driver Verifier to see if you have any problematic drivers. You can check the PSU values in BIOS. Tell me the readings from BIOS on the +12V, +5V and +3.3V. The problem is that will tell you how much the PSU puts out at stock settings, but you won't know what it does under stress, which is the important part. There is really no way to test that either. There is some software that is supposed to read it, but software is pretty unreliable.

Maybe the best option would be if you have a friend you has a graphics card and would be willing to swap with you for a couple of days to see. If your card gives him a BSOD but his runs fine in your machine, that would be the most telling evidence of what is wrong as far as the card is concerned.


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02 Nov 2014   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Let's try this first. You need a utility that reads the temp of your GPU and most good ones allow for a custom fan profile as well as on screen readings. Then run Furmark Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark I wouldn't put a time on it. Watch your temps When you start the Burn in test, temps will go up very high and very quickly, if it gets too hot, stop the test, if not, watch for artifacts and run it until the temps level out and quit rising. If you see no artifacts and your card runs well, then It shouldn't be a card problem, and sort of speaks for the PSU also. When the card ramps up like it will do, the PSU goes under stress and has to put out a lot more voltage. After that we can try a couple of other things, but there is no test for the motherboard or PSU in reality, so it is pretty much a judgment call. That is another reason swapping cards with someone else is important.
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02 Nov 2014   #13
MobiusPC

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Make sure your Firmware is up to date on the SSD. There is a new firmware out for the Samsung EVO, Samsung SSD 840 EVO Performance Restoration Software Random BSOD, evolved into BSOD when using Chrome. You have to scroll down the page to find it.

You can also run Check Disk on your hard drive to make sure there are no problems with it, We can test the graphics card and maybe run Driver Verifier to see if you have any problematic drivers. You can check the PSU values in BIOS. Tell me the readings from BIOS on the +12V, +5V and +3.3V. The problem is that will tell you how much the PSU puts out at stock settings, but you won't know what it does under stress, which is the important part. There is really no way to test that either. There is some software that is supposed to read it, but software is pretty unreliable.

Maybe the best option would be if you have a friend you has a graphics card and would be willing to swap with you for a couple of days to see. If your card gives him a BSOD but his runs fine in your machine, that would be the most telling evidence of what is wrong as far as the card is concerned.
I'vr run Check Disk on both drives, both come up with no errors. I've also updated the firmware on the SSD, as well as performed the Performance Restoration. As soon as I get a break from work I will check the voltage settings from the BIOS. I MAY have someone I could switch out GPUs, I'll have to see.

As far as the GPU temp, I believe EVGA's precision suite displays temperatures. I'll do the Funmark test later tonight.

Thank you for all the assistance!
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02 Nov 2014   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Also, if you have any Gigabyte utilities installed, uninstall ever one of them. They are very well known BSOD causes.
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02 Nov 2014   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Precision X is what I use and it works excellent.
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02 Nov 2014   #16
MobiusPC

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I am honestly not sure if I have any of the gigabyte utilities installed. I don't recall downloading anything from them, other than BIOS firmware/drivers.
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02 Nov 2014   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

OK, just check to be sure. They are very well documented causes of BSODs among all of us BSOD people. I would also use it to set a pretty aggressive fan profile also.
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02 Nov 2014   #18
MobiusPC

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
OK, just check to be sure. They are very well documented causes of BSODs among all of us BSOD people. I would also use it to set a pretty aggressive fan profile also.
Setting a pretty aggressive fan profile, you're referring to using Precision?
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02 Nov 2014   #19
MobiusPC

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Also, instead of swapping out my GPU with someone, couldn't I just take it out and use onboard video?
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02 Nov 2014   #20
MobiusPC

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Swapped cards with a friend of mine, he has yet to have any issues with my GPU in his system. However, ever since I put his GPU into mine, I have yet to have an issue. Usually BSODs within 10min, going to keep an eye on it.
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