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Windows 7: BSoD from nvdldmkm.sys

02 Jun 2010   #11
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums angelfreeze.

Good job testing the RAM and slots.

There are several possibilities at this point.

Can you fill in your specs, always helps to know a little bit about your system.

How long have you had this computer?
Have you added any hardware or software before you noticed this problem?
Has this problem just started or is getting worse?

Also, brand and specs of your RAM. Did you get it all at the same time?
Have you done any overclocking of the RAM, CPU or Graphics card?

Age, brand and specs on your graphics card.
Do you have another graphics card or on board graphics you can use, to rule out a graphics card issue?

With some background we can start ruling out some of the possibilities.


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02 Jun 2010   #12
angelfreeze

vista ultimate
 
 

ok thanks alot jonathan king <3
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03 Jun 2010   #13
angelfreeze

vista ultimate
 
 

I have a asus p5k motherboard - wif 4x1gb rams thats corsair - 5-5-5-12 (400 mhz i think), with a cpu of Q6600 overclocked to 3.0(with a freeze pro7 ac heatsink), graphics card is a evga gtx275. it has been at least 3 years for this computer from what i remember could be more =.=. I don't have any other graphics card at the moment. There was one time where the screen blinked and there was blinking pixel everywhere on the screen, but after a restart everything was normal again; only happened once recently though.i burnt out my 9800gtx some time back as the screen blink, bluescreen and the coloring was wrong no matter how i restart.
From what i remembered the bluescreening started to happen only when i switch to windows 7, didn't have so much on Vista 32bit. i installed two times for windows 7(64bit)(student upgrade verison) clean install with all the format. i'll say the problem is at random, because sometime it is more frequently and some time it doesn't bluescreen more for a few days.

hope this helps
and thank you for the help
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03 Jun 2010   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

How long have you had the GTX275?
Is it OC'ed?
Did the blue screens start soon after you installed it?

First check should be the capacitors on the MOBO and graphics card.
It would be better to take the graphics card out for the inspection, be sure it's re-seated correctly.

These are links to pictures of bad capacitors, for reference:
Capacitor plague
Motherboard Capacitor Problem

If you think you find a questionable or bad capacitor, post a pic.

Recommend that you test the graphics card by these means.
Can you test your graphics card in another computer?
Borrow a graphics card to run in yours for a while?
Do you have on-board graphics?

Could also be a problem with the RAM on the graphics card.
It will help to get the graphics card ruled out.
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03 Jun 2010   #15
angelfreeze

vista ultimate
 
 

bought my 275 gtx around close to a year not yet - july 09
and nope haven't OC'ed the graphics card.
Didn't notice any visible rusty/bad capacitor on mb. i'll try to ask around and see if i can find borrow one because this motherboard doesn't come with an on-board one
But how do i remove the heatsink on the graphics cards to check for bad capacitors, it is one of those bulky ones.
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03 Jun 2010   #16
Lee K

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have the same random BSODs that give same error message. My problems began just recently and I don't feel it is the RAM. No I haven't tested it yet, but everything was excellent till recently and then it mysteriously started. I also started having graphical glitches in one game I play, NWN2 and it points to recent nVidia updates. I have uninstalled all the nVidia drivers and let the OS install its own.

At this point not sure what to do next. This is a real pain and seems that just recently there are a lot of people with similar problems. There seems like a big issue that has cropped up with older graphics cards, and mine is not really that old. But I can see my card was designed for XP and now I'm trying to run W7 64 bit. Is there any graphics cards that people have found work well in the W7 64 bit environment?
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04 Jun 2010   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

angelfreeze, Lee K,

From reading the dump files from angelfreeze, earlier in this thread, this can be graphics card, RAM or motherboard.
One possibility is broken capacitors, which may be on the MOBO or graphics card.

You will have to narrow down the possibilities, you will need to run another graphics card, or run your graphics card in another computer to confirm or rule out the graphics card. If this proves difficult, and your computer is still under warranty, you may need to try to RMA the parts. This is not the best option, but to trouble shoot this issue you will need to find a way.

Lee K,
Ram can fail, new or old. Graphic cards can fail, new or old. Motherboard....
You can run the RAM tests as described in the first page of this thread. Be thorough.
If that comes back with everything OK, then start a new thread and attach your dump files.

This is the only way to confirm what your errors are coming from. It may come back with completely different results.
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05 Jun 2010   #18
Lee K

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks angelfreeze for the feedback. To update further on my issues, I have solved the graphics glitches in NWN2. I had a gut feeling on this that at some point one of the Nforce driver updates had an adverse effect on my system. I went into device manager, went to the display adapters, update software, browse computer for driver software, let me pick from a list, then I chose probably the oldest driver from that list, the release date was about one year old. I figured I would start there and if I want I can move it forward.

I had a gut feeling about this and after all these years of troubleshooting and building my own computers, testing ram, and so on, working as a computer help desk agent, something was suspicious about this.

Well I can say all the game issues are solved things are back to way they should be, actually seems better now than it has for quite awhile. The graphics are flowing beautifully at cranked settings, no glitches, and so far, crossing my fingers, no BSODs since rolling back!

It makes me wonder about the current status of Nforce drivers? I don't think it is possible to make a driver backwards compatible forever, or is there something else going on here? I'm no programmer, software developer or engineer.
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05 Jun 2010   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Lee K, thanks for the info.

Glad you got it working.


angelfreeze, Try rolling back your graphics driver as Lee mentioned.

Let us know if this helps, so other people can benefit from the results.
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05 Jun 2010   #20
angelfreeze

vista ultimate
 
 

just tried Lee k's method but meanwhile here are my recent dumps
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