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Windows 7: Direct3D 9 ALU assessment Shut Down/other

04 Apr 2012   #1
EclecticCub

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Direct3D 9/10 ALU assessment Shut Down/other

Hello,

Recently I upgraded my nVidia drivers (or more, it automatically did), and ever since I've been having trouble with my PC rendering Anything 3D, whatsoever.

The Direct3D ALU assessment is the most basic test of it.. it can't even begin before the system shuts down.

It's progressed to the system not even being capable of handling the screensaver coming on.

It's not an overheating issue - All temperatures are fine.
Not hardware related as far as I can tell, have replaced RAM, GFX card, etc. Soon to be replacing the motherboard.

However... I've been looking at so many topics on what could be the cause of these shut downs, not only on this forum, but globally, and have yet to find any solution that's worked for anyone else - that works for me.

Have run endless tests to better gauge where the problem may lie.. & have found absolutely nothing that can explain this in it's entirity.

Have rolled back drivers, even clean installed win7 to eradicate any trace of recent 'new drivers' and run with legacy drivers instead.. problem still occurs.

Also read that it may be nVidia's audio drivers conflicting with the RealTEK audio, and thus eradicated any trace of nVidia's audio drivers too as an attempt to solve it that way - no luck.

On 3D processing the system has an instant kernal error (41) and thus of course, doesn't leave any trace of a minidump.
It shuts down instantly, and I have to physically turn it off at the power source before it will boot again.

I've stress tested the PSU, CPU and GPU - the only one that fails is the GPU (of course, due to the 3D).
But in replacing the GPU, and this problem still being around - I'm at a loss for where the fault may lie, other than with the motherboard itself.

Any help would be much appreciated..


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Apr 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What is the model # of your Motherboard?
Are you running the latest version for your BIOS?
Do you have "automatic updates" disabled(thus preventing windows from installing the "current" driver for your GPU)
Have you tried using the install disk that came with the GPU?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #3
EclecticCub

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
What is the model # of your Motherboard?
Are you running the latest version for your BIOS?
Do you have "automatic updates" disabled(thus preventing windows from installing the "current" driver for your GPU)
Have you tried using the install disk that came with the GPU?
I am running the latest version for my BIOS, yes.

Model # of my motherboard is: M4A88TD-M

I do have automatic updates disabled, and are still currently running 2 versions below the latest of the nVidia drivers (the one I had before this all began)

I have tried the install disk that came with the GPU - no change.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Apr 2012   #4
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Please provide us a copy of your event log.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #5
EclecticCub

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
Please provide us a copy of your event log.
- System

- Provider


[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power


[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}



EventID 41


Version 2


Level 1


Task 63


Opcode 0


Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated


[ SystemTime] 2012-04-04T10:07:43.449620900Z



EventRecordID 4456


Correlation

- Execution


[ ProcessID] 4


[ ThreadID] 8



Channel System


Computer Computer

- Security


[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0

BugcheckParameter1 0x0

BugcheckParameter2 0x0

BugcheckParameter3 0x0

BugcheckParameter4 0x0

SleepInProgress false

PowerButtonTimestamp 0


This is the Critical Error it causes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #6
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If that is the only error, and you have changed your GPU, I would say to swap the PSU and retest.
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