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Windows 7: Seemingly random BSOD errors

15 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Seemingly random BSOD errors

Hi all. I've been having some BSOD errors for a couple of months now. I've tried everything I can think of to try and troubleshoot the problem, but I just can't seem to find a solution. Hopefully someone here can lend a hand.

As the title states they seem to happen pretty randomly. Sometimes the computer will crash after 7 or 8 hours playing a game, other times it will crash only after 20 minutes from startup while just watching videos online.

The latest one happened earlier today while the system was just idle with only a Chrome running in the forefront.

Thanks in advance to any who can help!

System Specs:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Motherboard: ASUS P8 Z77-V LX
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
CPU: Intel Core i5-3750K @3.40GHz
System Memory 16GB DDR3

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2013   #2

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Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit

It looks like your crashes are being caused by your video card driver:

fffff880`0cf49478  fffff880`05b731e8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Driver Reference Table - nvlddmkm.sys

looking at the driver we can see it is out of date:

start             end                 module name
fffff880`05aba000 fffff880`0659f000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
    Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Jun 21 05:06:16 2013 (51C41788)
    CheckSum:         00AB87FF
    ImageSize:        00AE5000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The latest driver release was During July please update the driver from here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
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17 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Went and downloaded the latest drivers, but the installer said I already had the latest ones installed. Let the installation run anyway just in case.

Had another crash later today, files are attached.
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20 Aug 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit

Hmmm why don't you try running some diagnostic on your Graphics card then, this could indicate failing hard ware:

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature" (BurnIn test in newer versions).
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit
report the max temperature that your GPU reaches or if this program causes a crash.
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