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Windows 7: Random BSODs

15 Apr 2011   #1
ssymmetri

Windwos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random BSODs

Hey everyone, Jason here,

My computer specs:
windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
i7 950
asus sabertooth x58 mobo
2x 4gb corsair ram
nvidia 560 ti (factory overclock)
western digital 1tb hdd

A couple of days after getting my computer I started getting random BSODs, they were only on the screen for an instant before the computer restarted (so I never get to see the error). They occured while doing all sorts of things:
- copying files
- watching youtube
- word processing
- using utorrent
- plugging in iphone and using itunes

After a few days I found this GTX 560 Ti: Having issues or not? - NVIDIA Forums
Lots of factory overclocked cards had problems. I tried increasing the voltage via MSI afterburner and it helped. The computer ran crash free for about 5 days before a random BSOD (Previously it was daily). In the past week the BSODs are getting more frequent.
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15 Apr 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

No dumps were collected by the jcgriff2 tool, dumps may have been deleted. Did you run any system cleaners(such as Ccleaner) after the crash?
If so wait for the computer to crash and re-upload the file
Test your GPU with OCCT
OCCT (OverClock Checking Tool) 3.0.0 download from Guru3D.com
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15 Apr 2011   #3
ssymmetri

Windwos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I will test with the tool and get back to you =]
Running OCCT now, nah I didn't use Ccleaner and can't think of any systems cleaners I have. I have run avast antivirus and ad aware, would they have deleted the files?
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15 Apr 2011   #4
ssymmetri

Windwos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The results of OCCT.
All the CPU charts looked identical
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15 Apr 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ssymmetri View Post
Running OCCT now, nah I didn't use Ccleaner and can't think of any systems cleaners I have. I have run avast antivirus and ad aware, would they have deleted the files?
Note that running two or more antivirus programs at the same time can cause conflicts at the system level and possibly BSODs. Remove Ad Aware
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15 Apr 2011   #6
ssymmetri

Windwos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ssymmetri View Post
Running OCCT now, nah I didn't use Ccleaner and can't think of any systems cleaners I have. I have run avast antivirus and ad aware, would they have deleted the files?
Note that running two or more antivirus programs at the same time can cause conflicts at the system level and possibly BSODs. Remove Ad Aware
Adaware is gone now. I will hang tight for a BSOD. Thanks for the help so far =]
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15 Apr 2011   #7
ssymmetri

Windwos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A new BSOD last night, I ran the jcgriff2 program. Hope this one has some useful info on it
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15 Apr 2011   #8
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:
** Until a .dmp file is generated, the Minidump folder may not exist.**

*Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl Press Enter.
*Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery... Settings.
*Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
*Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kb) in the drop down box.
*Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as%systemroot%\Minidump.
*OK.
Reboot if changes have been made.
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17 Apr 2011   #9
ssymmetri

Windwos 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey DeanP,

So I did as you instructed so I would get something to write in the minidump folder. A BSOD just occurred and I waited 1 hour, it was stuck on the blue screen and just said something like initializing minidump with a bunch of hex as the error. I wrote down the hex if that's useful?
0x00000000000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA800919A00, 0xFFFFFA8009129CE0, 0xFFFFF800033CCDB0)
So I figure it's either going to be done within an hour or not done, and so hit the reset button and sure enough, no minidump folder.

I suppose if there's nothing new to gather from this I will try format and buy a new graphics card even.
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17 Apr 2011   #10
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Do you have or can you borrow another graphics card to test with?

If possible run another graphics card to confirm/rule out the card.
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