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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD's started after playing CS:Source

23 Apr 2013   #11

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Okay thank you, I will try what you suggested. In the meantime I had a question:

Could a driver be causing my computer to overheat? Because I was able to game all night last night when it was colder in my room, without a crash. But also the streaking I saw when running Driver Verifier leads me to believe it's more than just over-heating. I hope this helps someone.

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23 Apr 2013   #12

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No, a driver should not cause overheating. If it is overheating, the reason behind it is to be searched either in hardware or in the computers environment.

The things those may cause overheat are ....
  • an old GPU
  • dust within the computer..... if the air vents and the fan grills are blocked by dust
  • insufficient and not properly working fans/cooling
  • insufficient power supply
  • dried thermal paste
  • overclocking
etc some things. But usually not a driver. Drivers initiate the hardware and keep them working, nothing more.
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