BSOD - Happens at different times

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  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Professional x64
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       #11

    I used the Ungine Heaven engine for about 20 minutes. The max temperature was 66*C with it spending most of its time at 65*C.

    I also took it a step further and removed my video card and ran on integrated graphics for about 30 minutes just to try and rule out the video card, but I BSOD twice in that time with the video card removed.
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  2. Posts : 26,822
    Windows 11 Pro
       #12

    Those were good temps for your card. Your BSOD on integrated graphics, I can only guess that you had the drivers for the dedicated card and they conflicted with drivers from your on board graphics or there were no drivers for on board graphics. I presume you put your card back in.
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  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #13

    The card is back in yes.

    Edit: Also my Firefox has been crashing more and more with "Plugin Container has stopped working" or something along those lines everytime. It did not crash a few weeks ago but its almost an every 15 minute thing now. Not sure if this information will help you or not.
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  4. Posts : 26,822
    Windows 11 Pro
       #14

    Try running the benchmark. On the first screen the second option should be presets. Set it to extreme. All other options should be greyed out. click to start, it will take a few minutes for the test to load. When it starts moving click Benchmark at the top left of the screen. Just watch your temps. If they get too high, stop the test. let it run the benchmark and watch for any artifacts.
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Professional x64
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       #15

    I ran the bench mark with no issues - did not see any tearing or artifacts at all. I tried to save the test results but looks like they didn't save. If I recall correctly the score was around 760ish.
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  6. Posts : 26,822
    Windows 11 Pro
       #16

    That's most likely about right. But, it's good there were no artifacts and temps were OK, I assume, and best of all, it didn't crash. Next I would like to run some tests.

    Open a elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

    Please Run Memtest86+

       Information
    Please download from this site http://www.memtest.org/ in the middle of the page are the Download links, you can download the ISO.zip or the Auto USB Flash Drive installer.zip

    Extract the Zip file. If you chose the ISO image, burn it to a CD using Windows Disk Image Burner or any Image burner you may have. If you downloaded the Auto USB installer, extract it, insert your USB 2.0 Flash Drive and take note of the drive letter. Run the installer, select the Flash Drive Letter, check the format box and press next. It will install memtest86+ to a flash drive. You can use either V4.20 or V5.01. Boot from your selected media. If you use V5.01 it will tell you to press certain buttons at the start, please press no buttons. The test will begin on it's own and continue to run until you stop it. It needs to run for 8 complete passes or until you receive an error. If you receive an error, stop the test. Even 1 error is a fail. Each pass tests a different part of the ram and each of the 10 tests in each pass tests something different. It takes a minimum of 8 passes to completely test the ram, more passes are better. It is quite a long test and will take several hours depending on how much ram you have. Due to the time length it is best to run overnight. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask
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  7. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #17

    I ran the MemTest for 9.5 hours and it completed 8 full tests with no errors. I also did the "sfc /scannow" test with windows not finding any issues.
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  8. Posts : 26,822
    Windows 11 Pro
       #18

    Sirsnazzy, in your first post you said you uninstalled Avast but it keeps showing up from time to time. Try this and see if you can completely get rid of it. avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal
    Would you also check and see if you are running the latest firmware for your SSD please. Crucial SSD Firmware Updates

    Would you also run the Western Digital diagnostic rest on your Western Digital Drive. The Life Guaed for DOS will give the best results, if you can't use it, use the Life Guard for Windows which is an installable diagnostic test. WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Black If you would like it, you can also download an abbreviated version of Acronis backup from the same link.

    After you run those, please run Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions again. I would like to see what, if anything, has changed.
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  9. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #19

    I ran the avast! removal tool and updated the firmware for my Crucial SSD. I also ran the WD diagnostic test - I had to run the windows version, it did not come up with any errors. I've also had 2 blue screens since I have done this. I attached the latest logs.
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  10. Posts : 26,822
    Windows 11 Pro
       #20

    Sirsnazzy, next I would like to try running Prime95. It is a CPU stress test but also stresses the whole system for stability. The tutorial I am going to post recommends Speedfan for a CPU Temp program. You can use what you like, but I don't prefer speedfan, I prefer Core Temp and leave it open during the test and also leave CPUz open during the test. Cpuz will tell you a lot of info about your system. Keep it on the CPU tab and watch the CPU frequency and the core voltage during the test. Core temp will show you the cores and the activity and temp of each core. It will also tell you your max temp. If it goes within 15C of the max temp, stop the test (file >Stop) then to close it after stopping it File > Exit. Please run it for a minimum of 3 Hours or until you see a core shut down or notifications that programs are closing. If any of those things happen, stop the test. Any time you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

    Also, where did you get your copy of Windows and where did you get the DVD or did you download an ISO file. If so where did you download it from?
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