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Windows 7: Random BSoDs, mostly while playing games

06 Nov 2013   #1

Win7 64 Ultimate
Random BSoDs, mostly while playing games

So this PC that I started using recently has a problem with BSoDs with random driver/error codes that mostly happen while playing, but sometimes also while browsing the internet(maybe with youtube on). I can't replicate them in any way and they happen after around 30-60 minutes of playing a game, though sometimes faster.

I don't think it's a bad driver because I remember this happening pretty much always since this PC was built, on different OS with different sets of drivers.
I have no idea how to recognize if it's a PSU problem, but the PSU is probably a cheap one.

EDIT: I logged temperatures before the crash happened, it's definitely not overheating.

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06 Nov 2013   #2

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Hi mancowed.

Your latest BSOD is caused by Wi-Fi Wireless LAN USB Adapter (c:\windows\system32\drivers\athrxusb.sys).
BugCheck 50, {ffffaa8800573666, 0, fffff8800523e4cb, 7}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrxusb.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrxusb.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : athrxusb.sys ( athrxusb+3e4cb )

Followup: MachineOwner
And the driver is extremely old.
fffff880`05200000 fffff880`05291000   athrxusb T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athrxusb.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athrxusb.sys
    Image name: athrxusb.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Dec 22 17:35:49 2006 (458BCA1D)
    CheckSum:         0008ECE1
    ImageSize:        00091000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
If possible, update the driver. Also plan to update the BIOS and chipset drivers. I am not very aware of MSI downloads, so failing to supply you the download links, but your motherboard is G31M3(MS-7528), the BIOS version is
BiosVersion = V3.5
BiosReleaseDate = 03/12/2009
Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
  • Double click to open it.
  • Click this button only:
  • If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Let us know the results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2013   #3

Win7 64 Ultimate

Allright, I changed some drivers and so far I have been trying to get a bsod for about 3-4 hours. It's not quite telling anything yet, so I will keep going for another 1-2 days to make sure everything's fine and then I will post results.
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