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Windows 7: BSOD while playing games and sometimes just browsing

15 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
BSOD while playing games and sometimes just browsing

This started like 4 days ago. I was playing Minecraft and the screen started flashing with black and then, the game crashed, and then, skype crashed and then BSOD. So this happened a bunch of times and I tought that I didn't do a fresh reinstall of windows in a while and decided it was time to do that. I reinstalled it, formatted the whole HDD. Still happens, Minecraft crashes. then skype, then BSOD. Good, I take the computer out, unplug every single component, open up the power source, video card and clean everything from dust. It was a lot of dust. I plug it back in, use it for like 2 hours and now it still happens. I reinstall the windows again, this time I take the drivers from another site, not from nvidia from geforce, where I found a newer version. I also googled my mobo and installed some processor thingy from there. Still happens, but very often when I play minecraft. Forgot to say that it rarely happens when I'm not playing. Also, the computer works just fine, it's not slow or anything, the programs open up fast, I don't get lag anywhere at all. I checked temps before and after dust cleaning. Gpu was 90 degrees C and after it's 60degress C while playing.


Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Intel Quadcore 2,66 ghz


DDR2 4gb RAM

Graphics Card
nVidia Geforce GTX275

SF thing made with software I downloaded from here I was told to upload here, its also in attachments if the link doesnt work

Thank you very much for all of your help, have a great day.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 10

Welcome to SF :) .

Your bugcheck codes are mixed with some pointing to the GPU and others not so clear.

  Log Name: System
  Source: Ntfs
  Date: 2013-09-15T12:49:04.025
  Event ID: 55
  Task: N/A
  Level: Error
  Opcode: N/A
  Keyword: Classic
  User: N/A
  User Name: N/A
  Computer: Richard-PC
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\HarddiskVolume1.
I recommend starting by establishing a baseline that the hardware is valid before going further,
starting with testing the HDD.

Testing the HDD:
  1. Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check
  2. Then Post the results following | THIS METHOD
  3. Download SeaTools for Windows if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).
  4. If SeaTools for Windows is unable to recognize your HDD visit HDDdiag and follow the instructions.

Afterwards update your PC to SP1:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Rollback your GPU drivers to a more stable release:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Lately we have experienced some issues with the latest driver. Install the 314.22 WHQL only.
  • Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features
    • 3D Vision Control Driver
    • 3D Vision Driver
    • Graphics Driver
    • HD Audio Driver
    • PhysX
    • nvidia Update
    (Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
  • Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
  • Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:

Test for thermal induced instability:
  • Download Speccy and post a Screenshot of the summary window, one at idle and another while putting load on the PC using Prime95 for the CPU side and Furmark for the GPU.

Reset the BIOS back to default in case you're unaware that your CPU is overclocked:
Note   Note

Write down the current value of the SATA Mode!
Its either AHCI or IDE.
After resetting the CMOS go back and verify the value for SATA Mode is what it was
when the OS was installed.

Note   Note

If any component is overclocked reset it back to stock speeds!

!sysinfo cpuspeed
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6700  @ 2.66GHz"
MaxSpeed:     2660
CurrentSpeed: 2664
Post back with the results :) .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hey, sorry for the late reply. Here's the disk check: Attachment 286123
I updated my Windows to SP1.
I downgraded my drivers to the specified version.
Here are the Screen shots:

Idle CPU:
Attachment 286124

Load CPU:
Attachment 286125
Idle GPU:
Attachment 286126
Load GPU:
Attachment 286127

I'll play a bit of Minecraft now and see if it still BSODs. I'll come back with an edit, thank you so much for all your help.
EDIT: The usual, after 20 mins of playing, screen started flasing, bunch of errors started coming up, and then BSOD.
EDIT: Decided that I should check the temps while playing Minecraft. Right after I took this SS, I got a BSOD. It's the CPU.
Attachment 286150
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16 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Please answer...
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16 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 10

Please don't bump the thread.

Thank you for the update, did you get around to testing the HDD following the rest of the steps?

80C+ is to much over the 62.2C maximum specified by intel for your CPU!
Apply a new spread of thermal paste please. Once you do follow the same steps as before and post the results :) .

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17 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you. I ordered the exact paste seen in the video, it should arrive tomorrow morning. At around 5pm I'll be able to apply it and see what happens(we have the same timezones). Have a great day.
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18 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 10

You're welcome :) , keep us posted!
*Almost the the same time zone .
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18 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I applied the removed the old and applied the new thermal compound around 35 minutes ago. I played some Minecraft, while constantly monitoring the temps of my CPU. It was all good, it stayed at 50-51 degrees and every thing was okay. Then, BSOD. Nothing, no warning like before, no flashing, no overheating. What the hell is this? I'll try playing again and see if it happens again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 10

The new temperatures are much better, with that said post the new dump files!
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19 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Here are the dump files. It worked perfectly since the post I made about applying the paste until now when I got a BSOD.Attachment 286570
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